Veterans' Service Officer


  • Stephen Otero
    First appointed: February 2021
         Term expires: February 2023


Veterans may receive assistance with questions about services or benefits by contacting Gunnison County’s Veterans' Services Officer, Stephen Otero at (970) 641-7919 or using the contact form.

For all VA Healthcare Enrolled Veterans

If you’d like to schedule your COVID 19 Vaccine through the VA, please Call 970-242-0731, option 2.
If you would like information on how to enroll, please call 970-263-2813. 
*Enrolled Veterans = you have been seen for a physical, in person or by a telehealth appointment, at the Grand Junction, Moab, Montrose, Craig, or Glenwood, VA Western Colorado Health Care System locations within the past 24 months*

VA Mobile Medical Unit (MMU)

We are moving forward with our VA Mobile Medical Unit (MMU) partnership and now have the legal framework in place to ensure all parties involved are as protected as we can be!  for the foreseeable future, this offering will remain at the fairgrounds the second Tuesday and Wednesday  of each month until further notice

Tracy Schertz, MMU lead is the main point of contact for all appointments, scheduling and follow up. Her contact info is as follows:

Tracy Schertz, BSN RN
Mobile Medical Unit/Telehealth
VA Western Colorado Health Care System
2121 North
Avenue, Grand Junction, Colorado  81501

Office: 970-242-0731 ext. 2086 
Cell:    970-459-0962

VA Mobile Medical Unit (MMU) Brochure (PDF)  

Websites & Numbers for Warriors & Families 

Make the Connection

Launched in 2011, connects Veterans,their family members and friends, and other advocates with mental health information, local resources, and Veterans' own inspiring stories of recovery.  Visitors can learn about the signs of mental health conditions or substance use problems and find sources of support.  The site is free and accessible to everyone.

Please check out the following pages for more Make the Connection resources: