United States Department of Veterans Affairs
Veteran Community Care Program
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
810 Vermont Ave NW, Washington, DC, 20420
VA provides health care for Veterans from providers in your local community outside of VA. Veterans may be eligible to receive care from a community provider when VA cannot provide the care needed. This care is provided on behalf of and paid for by VA.
Community care is available to Veterans based on certain conditions and eligibility requirements, and in consideration of a Veteran's specific needs and circumstances. Community care must be first authorized by VA before a Veteran can receive care from a community provider.
Types of care include:
* General community care
* Emergency care
* Foreign medical care
* Home health and hospice care
* Indian/Tribal health services
* State Veterans Homes
* And more
A Veteran's eligibility for community care depends on his/her individual health care needs or circumstances.
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NS-8000.9000-900Veterans Choice Program Definition
An option under the Veterans Access, Choice, Accountability Act (VACAA) of 2014 that allows eligible veterans to seek primary care, inpatient and outpatient specialty care, and mental health care from community-based providers when the local VA medical center (VAMC) cannot provide the services due to lack of available specialists, long wait times, extraordinary distance from the Veteran's home (in excess of 40 miles driving distance) or an unusual or excessive burden based on geographic challenges, environmental factors or a medical condition. Veterans are required to contact Health Net Federal Services, LLC (Health Net) to obtain authorization for all care under VCP. VCP does not coordinate benefits with other government programs such as Medicare, Medicaid and TRICARE.
Individuals who are former members of one of the branches of the armed forces and who, by length and type of services, honorable discharge or release or degree of disability, qualify for the benefits and privileges that are provided by law for ex-servicemen and women.