Starting June 7, 2019, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will no longer offer community care to Veterans under the Veterans Choice Program (VCP).

The good news is that under the VA MISSION Act of 2018, eligible Veterans will have a new option for care for the treatment of minor injuries and illnesses, such as colds, sore throats, and minor skin infections.

Eligible Veterans will be able to receive urgent care from a provider that is part of VA’s contracted network of community providers without prior authorization from VA.

Veterans can find available urgent care providers and check their eligibility by contacting their local medical facility.

Prior to or upon arriving at non-VA urgent care clinics, Veterans must state they are using their VA urgent care benefit. The urgent care center will verify your eligibility before providing treatment.

For more details about the Veteran Community Care Program, click here:

https://www.va.gov/COMMUNITYCARE/programs/veterans/VCP/index.asp

 

Sources:

https://www.va.gov/COMMUNITYCARE/programs/veterans/VCP/index.asp

https://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/60896/va-mission-act-vas-new-urgent-care-benefit-for-veterans/

https://www.va.gov/COMMUNITYCARE/programs/veterans/Urgent_Care.asp