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The VNC is Here to Ensure San Diego Veterans Have Access to Healthcare

Chances are, if you live in San Diego, you know a Veteran or someone who will be a Veteran. After all, 15,000 active-duty military personnel transition out of active service every year in San Diego. Many of these Veterans aren't aware of the many potential benefits they have access to. Almost half of San Diego’s Veterans don’t have health insurance, and that’s a big problem. After all, health and happiness go hand in hand.This is why we are providing a resource like the Veterans Navigation Center (VNC).

The VNC connects San Diego veterans with job training, benefits assistance, mental health services, and anything else a service member might need when transitioning to civilian life. The most important of these is benefit assistance.

Why Scott Silverman Began the Veterans Navigation Center

As he explains during an interview with KUSI, Scott recognized a need for the VNC during his work with Confidential Recovery. Confidential Recovery is an outpatient treatment center for those with substance use disorder. About three-and-a-half years ago, they began a separate program to serve Veterans and first responders —and these groups quickly filled the program.

Scott noticed that Veterans left the recovery program when their benefits ran out. That meant that some Veterans need help with mental health, and they aren't getting it. Some Veterans are sick with other maladies and feel they can’t access affordable treatment.

The Veterans Navigation Center helps San Diego’s Veterans obtain benefits so they can get the medical care they need. Many of The VNC’s trained case managers have gone through the process themselves and are intimately familiar with the struggles of transitioning to civilian life.

Think of the VNC as a concierge service for San Diego Veterans.

With over 160 partners ready to help Veterans learn life skills,  job training, and gain access to benefits, The VNC is the missing link veterans need when acclimating to life as a civilian.

After serving their country, Veterans may feel lost and abandoned, and many struggle with asking for help. With just one phone call, the Veterans Navigation Center can get their life back on track.

That one phone call can make a huge difference in the life of a San Diego Veteran.

The VNC helps veterans get what they want from civilian life. While many of their services come in the form of referrals, each veteran has a VNC case manager who monitors their progress and can hold their hand through transitioning to civilian life.

Is this a service that would benefit you or a veteran you know? Reach out to the Veterans Navigation Center at 858-567-9191 and start this new chapter of your life with support and confidence.

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Scott H. Silverman
Scott H. Silverman brings decades of experience working in the addiction treatment and recovery field to his role at Veterans Navigation Center. He is the founder of Confidential Recovery, a leading drug rehabilitation center, as well as the author of "The Opioid Epidemic," a book exploring the causes and potential solutions to the ongoing crisis.


  • After having my driving privileges suspended, Confidential Recovery allowed me to continue with in-person therapy groups using Zoom to reconnect with the daily meetings.


    U.S. Veteran
  • Through the personal attention I received from the caring, experienced, therapists, and interactive group sessions, the sources of my addictive behavior were brought to light.

    John D.

    U.S. Naval Veteran
  • The terrific staff cares about their clients and have broad backgrounds to meet the specialized and nuanced needs of their Veteran and First Responder clients.


    U.S. Veteran
Disclaimer: The Veterans Navigation Center is not affiliated with any government agency. If you or a Veteran you know is in crisis, call The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs 24/7 crisis line by dialing 988 and press 1, or text (838255) to speak with a crisis counselor.

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