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Our office in the Lake County Administrato Building in Painesville is CLOSED until further notice. We are unable to schedule any in office appointments. Our Service Officers are also not able to provide services at the VA Lake County Outpatient in Willoughby.

We are still providing services to veterans and families via phone, email, fax, dropoff and US Mail.

Contact us:

Phone: (440) 350-2904

Fax: (440) 350-5980

Email: [email protected]

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Emergency Financial Assistance:

Temporary assistance is available to eligible veterans, widows/widowers, and dependents. Help can be provided with rent or mortgage, utility bills, food, etc. other needs may be considered on a case by case basis.


Veterans Benefits:

Our Service Officers can discuss VA and other benefit eligibilty and assist in completing and filing the necessary forms. Until further notice, priority will be given to VA time sensitive issues.

Transportation to medical appointments:

All arrangements are made with Laketran. You MUST have a scheduled medical appointment and schedule 2 to 12 business days prior to the appointment. Call Laketran at (440) 352-6100 to schedule or with any questions.

VA Medical Services:

The VA Lake County Outpatient Clinic in Willoughby is closed to appointments, but they are conducting video and telephone appointments. Please call the Clinic at (440) 269-4600 for more information.

Prescriptions are being filled through mail order ONLY. You can request refills by calling (800) 379-8387 or by using My HealtheVet at


Veterans Serving Veterans



Are you a veteran in crisis or concerned about one? Connect with the Veterans Crisis Line to reach caring, qualified responders with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Many of them are Veterans themselves.

Call: 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1

Click to connect online:

Text 828255

Hearing Difficulties, use 1-800-799-4889

    Veterans Service Office

    An Office of the Lake County Government

    Veterans Serving Veterans

    Providing Assistance to the Men and Women who have Honorably Served Their Country

    Veterans Service Commission

    105 Main Street, Painesville, OH 44077
    Phone (440) 350-2567/2904
    Fax (440) 350-5980

    Toll Free (800) 899-5253, Ext. 2904 

    [email protected]

    Veterans Service Commission

    Carl Luebking, American Legion
    Thomas J. Zmecek, MCL

    Shawn Banker , VFW
    Lee Fairchild, AmVets
    John Filidoro, DAV

    Jonathan R. Warmeling
    Executive Director 
    Veterans Service Officer in Charge

    Gini Geffert
    Senior Veterans Service Officer/Assistant Director 
    Jami Abel
     Senior Veterans Service Officer

    Bill Hinde
    Veterans Service Officer 
    Mike Hatton
    Veterans Service Officer 
    Steve Kalal
    Communications Specialist 
    Jason Shaw           

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