Community-based Urgent Care Facilities in Lane County

 ROSEBURG, OREGON, (Oct. 2, 2019) – The Roseburg VA Health Care System (RVAHCS), in accordance with the VA   MISSION Act of 2018, is working with local Urgent Care facilities across its area to partner for Veteran care.   Veterans may check VA benefit eligibility by calling 1-833-4VETNOW or by calling the RVAHCS eligibility office at   (800) 549-8387. A list of available Urgent Care facilities in Lane County is below.

                    PeaceHealth Medical Group           PeaceHealth Medical Group-Oregon

                    3321 W 11th Ave                           1400 Valley River Drive
                    Eugene, OR 97402                         Springfield, OR 97477
                    541-222-7200                                541-222-7375





                                             LOCAL MILITARY DEERS INFORMATION

 Are you in need of updating your military ID? Here is the information about the local military ID DEERS section   (in Springfield), hours and days of operation. 

 The Family Assistance Center and DEERS Military ID section is open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday (except   holidays on those days) from 9-11 and 12-3.  Lunch is from 11-12.

 There are two good phone numbers: 541-915-2391 and 541-463-7280. 


Emerald Empire Chapter

Military Officers Association of America


Air passengers without Real IDs will hear from TSA agents at the check-in podium.

The security line at the airport might take slightly longer now.

The Transportation Security Administration has instituted a new policy requiring its agents who check photo IDs at airports to advise travelers without Real ID-compliant driver’s licenses that they have just 13 months to get one.

Those travelers now can expect a short spiel from the TSA agent at the check-in podium, which includes explaining the rules and advising travelers on where they can get more information.

The Real ID Act, passed in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, requires licenses to be marked with a special insignia or star, indicating that ID holders have gone through extra steps to prove their identity. 

The TSA has warned that if travelers don’t comply, it could lead to long lines, confusion and extra waiting time at airports come October 2020.

 Other acceptable forms of ID are a state-issued enhanced driver’s license, a valid passport or U.S. military ID. But most travelers use their state-issued driver’s license.

 Across the country, many states are scrambling to get their residents to comply. Some states delayed implementation of the new law because of privacy and cost concerns and were granted extensions. But TSA is saying no more will be given.

Real ID implementation is a little more than a year away — now is the time to prepare.

The mission of the Emerald Empire Chapter of MOAA is to advocate for our military community and connect it to the nation we serve.