VA Family Member Programs
Explore the types of care available to an eligible Veteran's family members and dependents.
When care is not available through VA, nearby or in a timely manner, community care may be an option.
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Community Care Overview
VA provides care to Veterans through community providers when VA cannot provide the care needed. Community care is based on specific eligibility requirements, availability of VA care, and the needs and circumstances of individual Veterans.
VA also provides health care to Veterans’ family members and dependents through programs like the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs (CHAMPVA). This care is also provided based on specific eligibility requirements, which varies by program.Learn about care and services for Veteran dependents