Riverside County Veterans Urged to Take Part in County Health Survey

July 16, 2018

Riverside County military veterans are being encouraged to complete a survey intended to identify what resources may be needed to better serve them.

The survey consists of a seven-part, 36-question form that's available at The deadline to complete the questionnaire is at the end of October.

“With over 130,000 veterans residing in Riverside County, we want to know what our veterans need in the way of health care, housing, education, access to benefits and mental health services,'' Supervisor V. Manuel Perez, who initiated the survey, said. “Our veterans sacrificed much for us, and we owe it to them to help when and where we can.''

The questionnaire asks whether respondents were exposed to toxic chemicals, and what general or specific impairments they may have. There are also questions about diet and exercise, alcohol use, and whether a respondent has had feelings of depression or anxiety.

The survey aims to determine whether respondents are utilizing GI Bill education benefits, home loan assistance, and Veterans Administration health benefits. One of the sections explains that county residents are entitled to “comprehensive benefits counseling'' by the county Office of Veterans Services.

Respondents can decline to answer any question with which they're uncomfortable, and they complete the survey anonymously.

BrightStar Care of Central Western Riverside County supports veterans and their families. To learn more about how BrightStar Care in Riverside supports veterans’ health, please visit our website.