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Active Duty Servicemembers

Under certain circumstances, active duty service members may receive limited health benefits and health care services at VA medical centers through sharing agreements.

VHA health care services are provided to Active Duty and Reserve Component (RC) Servicemembers under the following circumstances:

Emergent or Urgent Care

VA always treats active duty Servicemembers needing urgent or emergent medical care first and seeks authorization once the active duty Servicemember has been stabilized.

Routine Care

 VA will only provide routine care to Active Duty Servicemembers with a valid TRICARE referral or authorization.

VA/DOD Sharing Agreement

Certain locations have sharing agreements that allow certain services to be performed without referrals. Contact your local Military Treating Facility (MTF) or TRICARE office for more information.

Transitioning from TRICARE to Veteran’s Health Care

If you are separating or retiring from Active Duty and would like more information on enrolling for VA Health Benefits…read more.