What can VA health care do for you? – Virginia News

Many veterans qualify for life-changing health care benefits, but they may not know how to get them. So we created flyers, social media graphics, radio/audio clips, and copy/paste content to get the word out quickly and easily. Please share this information with your connections, family and friends.

Even if a veteran doesn’t need care now, he or she may need care tomorrow. It’s easy to sign up for VA health care and start building lifelong relationships with your health care team.

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What can VA health care do for you?

VA health is an integrated health care provider. Veterans may qualify for free or low-cost health care.

  • From preventive care to specialty care, veterans are better understood.
  • There are no forms to fill out when making an appointment! Just show your ID.
  • The Veterans Administration reimburses travel expenses for eligible veterans!
  • Veterans Transportation Services provides convenient, reliable transportation to VA-approved health care appointments.
  • If VA care is too far away or unavailable, be seen in your community.
  • Provides emotional, psychological and holistic health care.
  • No insurance check. You get whatever medicine your doctor prescribes.
  • Vision care provided to eligible veterans: Contact lenses and glasses may be prescribed and provided.
  • Dental care is available to eligible veterans.
  • Prescriptions will be filled during your appointment or mailed to you. Simple refill options.
  • Access more than 4,000 urgent care locations nationwide.
  • Supplement your private healthcare use at the same time!
  • The VA Health & Welfare App makes scheduling and prescriptions easy!

Three easy ways to get care now:

Choosing a VA means you get everything you need in one place. Come see why 90% of patients say they trust VA for health care. Even if you don’t need this care today, you might need it tomorrow, the day after tomorrow, or 30 years from now. Once you’re in, you’re good to go for life.

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Comprehensive healthcare coverage

Did you know VA is a one-stop shop? VA provides all types of professional medical care needed. From urology to cardiology. From physical therapy to same day surgery. Choosing a VA means you get everything you need in one location without the hassle of driving to multiple locations or the confusion of disconnected health care offices.

Visit https://www.va.gov/health-care/ to sign up for VA health care or call 1-800-MyVA411 (1-800-698-2411).

preventive care

Getting annual exams and recommended preventive services, such as blood tests and exams, are important parts of staying healthy. Your VA primary care physician will create a customized health care plan designed just for you! Which preventive services are recommended for you depends on your age, gender, health and family history.

Visit https://www.va.gov/health-care/ to sign up for VA health care or call 1-800-MyVA411 (1-800-698-2411).

no form

When you check in and out of your VA healthcare appointments, you’ll find that paper forms are a thing of the past. Just show your VA health card. You can even check in using your mobile phone. We are here to meet the health needs of veterans while making it the friendliest care you can get.

Visit https://www.va.gov/health-care/ to sign up for VA health care or call 1-800-MyVA411 (1-800-698-2411).

travel payment

Get paid for your VA appointments! Eligible veterans can be reimbursed for travel mileage to and from Veterans Administration-approved health care appointments.

Visit https://www.va.gov/health-care/ to sign up for VA health care or call 1-800-MyVA411 (1-800-698-2411).

mental health support

Last year, more than 1.7 million veterans received mental health services at VA. Our services range from peer support and groups with other veterans to counseling, therapy or a combination. Our goal is to help you take control of your treatment and live a fulfilling and meaningful life. You are not alone and we are here if you need us.

Visit https://www.va.gov/health-care/ to sign up for VA health care or call 1-800-MyVA411 (1-800-698-2411).

Veterans cafeteria service

Veterans Dining Hall Services offers exclusive benefits to veterans. These retail stores and cafes located across the country give veterans the opportunity to relax, enjoy a snack, meal or coffee, or purchase discounted and duty-free products at convenience stores. These dining halls are located within VA Medical Centers, so you can stop in before or after your appointment is available. Another unique feature of VA health care.

Visit https://www.va.gov/health-care/ to sign up for VA health care or call 1-800-MyVA411 (1-800-698-2411).

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vision care

Did you know VA health care includes vision? If you have VA health care benefits, we’ll cover your routine eye exams, get you glasses if needed, and provide preventive vision tests to check for conditions like glaucoma.

Visit https://www.va.gov/health-care/ to sign up for VA health care or call 1-800-MyVA411 (1-800-698-2411).

Pharmacy and Prescriptions
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Pharmacy and Prescriptions

VA Pharmacy offers a wide range of services and is committed to providing veterans with personalized, proactive, patient-directed health care.

For eligible veterans, prescriptions have a range of copays, ranging from free to $5, $8, or $11 for prescriptions of 30 days or less, depending on your eligibility group.

Visit https://www.va.gov/health-care/ to sign up for VA health care or call 1-800-MyVA411 (1-800-698-2411).

Supplementary private insurance
Supplementary private insurance

Supplementary private insurance

Did you know you can supplement VA health care with your own health insurance? If you have other forms of health care coverage (such as a private insurance plan), you can use your VA health care benefits with those plans. Learn more about how VA works with other health insurance.

Visit https://www.va.gov/health-care/ to sign up for VA health care or call 1-800-MyVA411 (1-800-698-2411).

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Dentistry

VA also provides dental services to eligible veterans at more than 200 dental clinics nationwide.

Visit https://www.va.gov/health-care/ to sign up for VA health care or call 1-800-MyVA411 (1-800-698-2411).

urgent Care
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urgent Care

Have VA health care but don’t need to use the emergency room? The Veterans Administration provides urgent care services to eligible veterans at private in-network urgent care clinics. Use VA Urgent Care benefits to treat minor injuries and illnesses that are not life-threatening, such as colds, strep throat, muscle sprains, and skin and ear infections. There are 4,000 to choose from nationwide, and there may be one soon. Just show your Veterans Health ID card. simple!

Visit https://www.va.gov/health-care/ to sign up for VA health care or call 1-800-MyVA411 (1-800-698-2411).

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telemedicine

Meet virtually with a VA provider from the comfort of your home using your computer or mobile device. In some cases, the VA may even provide you with the equipment you need to access telemedicine options.

Visit https://www.va.gov/health-care/ to sign up for VA health care or call 1-800-MyVA411 (1-800-698-2411).

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Veterans can choose where to get health care. Because of your service, you may be eligible for VA health care. When you enroll in VA care, you join our nation’s largest integrated health care system and have access to experts who understand the veteran population and their service-related health issues.

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What does VA Health Care offer you?

Veterans have unique choices about where to get health care. Because of your service, you are eligible to apply for VA health care. When you enroll in VA care, you join our nation’s largest integrated health care system and have access to experts who understand the veteran population and service-connected health issues.

Nearly 9 million veterans receive health care at more than 1,200 Veterans Administration locations nationwide. Most veterans receive free health care at the Veterans Administration, including regular checkups with their primary care provider and appointments with specialists such as cardiologists, gynecologists and mental health providers. You also have access to VA health care services, such as home health and elder care, and can get medical equipment, prosthetics and prescriptions.

Last year, the VA provided more than 116 million health care appointments to veterans, and 90 percent of veterans said they trusted the VA to provide care. You can hear many of their stories and why they chose to receive care at VA.

Every VA health care benefit package is unique. Your care and services will help:

  • Treat illness and injury,
  • Prevent future health problems,
  • Improve your operational capabilities,
  • and improve your quality of life.

All veterans are covered for most care and services, and some will be eligible for additional benefits such as dental care.

In addition, female veterans have access to primary care, breast and cervical cancer screenings, prenatal care, maternity care coverage and other gender-specific services.

Eligible veterans and their families can visit the Veterans Administration’s many community veterinary centers, which provide free counseling, outreach and referral services to help the whole family adjust to life after deployment. Learn more about eligibility for Vet Center services.

Please visit https://www.va.gov/health-care/ to sign up for VA health care services or call 1-800-MyVA411 (1-800-698-2411) if you have any questions.

Choosing a VA means you get everything you need in one place. Come see why 90% of patients say they trust VA for health care.

Even if you don’t need this care today, you might need it tomorrow, the day after tomorrow, or 30 years from now. Once you’re in, you’re good to go for life.

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