June is National Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month, intended to raise public awareness about issues related to PTSD, reduce the stigma associated with PTSD, and help ensure those suffering receive proper treatment and know where to get help.
PTSD can happen to anyone as the result of a traumatic event, but is most often associated with veterans who have seen combat and suffered mental health issues as a result. For more information and to get mental health resources, visit the US Department of Veterans Affairs. For Las Vegas specific information, veterans can visit Las Vegas Vet Center or the Nevada Department of Veterans Services.
The RTC is committed to honoring the service and sacrifice of veterans and their families by helping to provide access to those resources.
Everyday throughout the year, veterans can ride for half the full-price fare with a veterans’ reduced fare ID card. Veterans can apply in person for an ID card at the Bonneville Transit Center (BTC), located at 101 E. Bonneville Ave.
With this reduced-fare pass, veterans can use RTC transit routes that stop right in front of hospitals and Veterans Affairs (VA) clinics for medical appointments.
For example, the Downtown and Veterans Medical Center Express (DVX) begins at the BTC and ends at the Veterans Medical Center in North Las Vegas. Other routes like the 102 – Jones, 106 – Rancho/Centennial Hills, 203 – Spring Mountain/Desert Inn/Lamb and more, also serve various VA primary care clinics around the valley.
The RTC also provides door-to-door service to medical appointments for veterans and their dependents through the Veterans Medical Transportation Network (VMTN). Call (702) 678-VETS (8387) today to see if you qualify. As a registered VMTN client, you can schedule service to and from your home to a VA clinic, your primary care physician or the Veterans Medical Center.
Visit the RTC website for more specific information on the services that the RTC provides for active and retired military members.