Veterans Van
Winona County Veterans Van

On even-numbered days, Monday-Friday, the van travels to the Minneapolis VA Medical Center and/or the Henry Whipple Federal Building in St. Paul, Minnesota.

On odd-numbered days, Monday-Friday, the van travels to the Tomah VA Medical Center in Tomah, Wisconsin.

Van trips are scheduled in advance. If there are no requests from Veterans for transportation, there is no transportation scheduled for that date.

Veterans who wish to be transported to one of the above listed medical centers need to schedule their appointment on that even or odd-numbered day that matches the facility in which the van is scheduled (i.e. Monday, Jan. 4 = Minneapolis VAMC; Thursday, Jan. 7 = Tomah VAMC).

Winona County purchased the van for our veterans and is responsible for the maintenance and insurance for this vehicle. The stipend the driver receives comes from donations from the Winona County community and donations from veterans utilizing the van.
  • Contact the Winona County Veterans Service Office at 507-457-6455 as soon as you know the date, time, department and VA medical center of your appointment. Staff will ask for your last four numbers of your social security number and your phone number. Please have this information available when you call.
  • Contact the Winona County Veterans Service Office at 507-457-6455 the day prior to your trip to confirm the departure time. The departure time is determined by the first appointment of the day. Return to Winona is determined by the last appointment of the day. At times, there are as many as four or five veterans riding in the van. Also, there are days only one veteran is riding in the van. The van will return to Winona after all veterans have completed their scheduled appointments.
  • Contact the Winona County Veterans Service Office at 507-457-6455 if there is a change or cancelation of your appointment.
  • If you are receiving travel pay based on your service connected disability, you are required to pay the driver $50.00 of your travel pay. If you do not receive travel pay and have the financial means, we ask that you make a kind donation.
  • There are times a medical procedure requires someone to be with you for the rest of the day. In these cases, a family member will be allowed to travel with you.
  • Van departure location is in the rear parking lot of the Winona VFW at 208 East 3rd Street in downtown Winona. If you need to leave a personal vehicle in the parking lot during the day, the van driver will provide a parking pass to be placed on the dash board. This will avoid the vehicle being towed.