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Des Moines Regional Office


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2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), portrayed in an illustration created at the CDC. ALISSA ECKERT, MS; DAN HIGGINS, MAMOur Response to COVID-19

We appreciate your patience as we continue to work with you during this time of crisis.

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Des Moines VA Regional Office Interviews

The Des Moines VA Regional Office and our offices at the Des Moines & Iowa City VA Medical Centers are open to the public for most normal business.  We are accepting Walk-ins, but to limit potential exposure, we would prefer you schedule a meeting.


Visitors seeking assistance from the Regional Office Public Contact Team are encouraged to schedule a virtual or in-person appointment on the Visitor Engagement Reporting Application (VERA).You will receive email confirmation of your appointment.

Other options to contact us:

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Des Moines area: 515-323-7464

Iowa City area: 319-338-0581 x6244

Through the National Call Center at 1-800-827-1000.  They can route the inquiry to us.


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Virtual Rural Veterans Outreach Symposium - Thursday, January 19, 2023

Outreach, Transition and Economic Development (OTED) will host a Virtual Rural Veterans Outreach Symposium on Thursday, January 19, 2023. This symposium will feature representatives from VBA, VHA and the Vet Center. The primary focus of this collaborative effort is to focus on outreach and initiatives impacting the Rural Veteran community and will inform Veterans, Service members, family members, caregivers, and survivors about valuable VA resources. The symposium will provide information on current and future VA benefits, to include filing a VA disability claim online, fraud prevention and awareness and the Sergeant First Class (SFC) Heath Robinson Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act. VA employees are invited to join and to share this information with any interested parties.


Outreach Symposium Details:

Date: Thursday, January 19, 2023

Time: 11:00 – 2:15 p.m. (CST)

Location: WebEx Virtual Platform

Quick Link: Click Here to Join the Symposium      

Link to Join:

Phone: 1-404-397-1596, Access Code: 2762 721 4248  

Audience: Veterans Nationwide in Rural/Remote Areas, Service members, Family Members, Caregivers, Survivors, VA Staff and Outreach Coordinators, Veteran Advocates, National Association of County Veteran Service Officers (NACVSO), National Association State Department of Veterans Affairs (NASDVA) and Veteran Service Organizations (VSO).

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Office Information

Des Moines Regional Office

210 Walnut St.
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
Monday-Friday, 8 am - 4 pm



Some regional offices have re-opened with limited hours and services. We may be screening visitors due to COVID-19. For your safety and convenience we continue to offer help online and by phone.

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