Bakersfield Veterans Affairs Department

Find Bakersfield California veterans affairs departments, or service organizations. Veterans affairs departments like the VA (Veterans Affairs), VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars), Amvets, and vet centers provide information and help with benefits, charities, insurance, disability, medical care, education, programs and compensation for veterans of the US Armed Forces.


Bakersfield Veterans Affairs Clinic 1110 Golden State Avenue Bakersfield CA 93301 661-322-0101


California Veterans Assistance 2215 Buena Vista Street Bakersfield CA 93304 661-324-2001

California Veterans Assistance 729 Decatur Street Bakersfield CA 93308 661-399-2490

Kern County Veterans Service Department 1120 Golden State Avenue Bakersfield CA 93301 661-868-7300

Veterans Of Foreign Wars Post 97 5350 South Union Avenue Bakersfield CA 93307 661-834-3656

About Veterans Affairs Departments & Services

Bakersfield Veteran Service Organizations provide support for veterans of the US Armed Forces through a number of government agencies and nonprofit organizations at the Federal, California State, and local Bakersfield, CA level. Veteran Services can include assistance with veteran benefits, support for veterans with disabilities, and access to insurance, medical care, and education benefits. At the Federal level, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides Veteran Services in Bakersfield.

You may contact Veterans Services for questions about:
  • Bakersfield military and veterans' benefits
  • Veterans Affairs Offices and Vet Centers
  • Bakersfield VA Hospitals and health benefits
  • VA Burial services
  • Bakersfield VFW and AMVETS posts
Bakersfield VA Benefits

Bakersfield VA Depts provides a number of services for America's veterans, including a range of veterans' benefits, medical care, and burial services. The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) provides education and vocational benefits such as the Montgomery GI Bill, pension services, and life insurance. It also issues disability compensation to veterans in Bakersfield, California who have service-connected disabilities. In addition, the VBA offers counseling services, runs a housing program for veterans, Bakersfield home loan programs, and offers life insurance to service members, veterans and their dependents who are unable to get insurance from private companies.

Veterans Health Administration in Kern County, California

The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) provides medical services and health care to veterans, including through Kern County VA-run medical centers, outpatient clinics, and nursing home care units. The VHA also provides assistance to homeless veterans and care for veterans with disabilities in Bakersfield. Burial services for veterans are offered through the VA's National Cemetery Administration, which maintains national cemeteries for the burial of veterans and their family members.

VA Vet Centers

At the local Bakersfield level, the VA runs Vet Centers that provide a range of services to veterans, including employment assistance, counseling services, and assistance gaining access to VA benefits. These services are available to Bakersfield veterans, service members, and their families. Vet Center counseling services include readjustment counseling, bereavement counseling, and military sexual trauma counseling.

Bakersfield VFW & AMVET Posts

In addition to the VA, a number of private organizations provide Veteran Services in Bakersfield. The Bakersfield Veterans of Foreign Wars Posts (VFW) provides assistance with accessing VA services, offers grants to support veterans, and advocates for policies that help veterans. Bakersfield AMVETS Posts, or American Veterans, is an organization that advocates for veterans and provides services for veterans of the US Armed Forces.