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United States Department of Veterans Affairs

Veterans Health Identification Card (VHIC)

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

810 Vermont Ave NW, Washington, DC, 20420

Distance: 393 Miles

(877) 222-8387


Service Details


The Veteran Health Identification Card (VHIC) is for identification and check-in at VA appointments.

The card provides:
* Increased security for Veteran's personal information
* Unique number to help retrieve health records
* Accessibility - braille helps visually impaired Veterans
* Anti-Counterfeiting - Microtext helps prevent reproductions
* A salute to your military service - The emblem of your latest branch of service is displayed on your card. Several special awards will also be listed.


  • Payment
    • Free / no cost to eligible clients 
  • Specialization
    • Veteran 


The VHIC is issued only to Veterans who are enrolled in the VA health care system.

Application Instructions

If not currently enrolled with the VA for health care, you can apply online or by calling 1-877-222-VETS (8387). You may also apply for enrollment in person at your local VA medical facility.

Area Served



Phone Numbers

Type Number Hours
Crisis Line - Veteran Crisis / Suicide Prevention 988
Toll Free (800) 827-1000

Last Update


Other Locations

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