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Health Resource Center

Caring for our nation’s Veterans is the highest honor and privilege for the men and women who serve them at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Our mission is to provide timely access to earned health care and benefits for millions of Veterans; a responsibility we take seriously. VA’s Health Resource Center (HRC) provides world class customer service and support to Veterans, their beneficiaries and caregivers regarding VA health benefits, eligibility, billing and pharmacy-related inquiries.

For assistance, contact a VA representative:

  • By phone – call toll free 1-877-222-VETS (8387) Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. (EST)
  • Online – send a secure message though VA’s Inquiry Routing & Information System (IRIS) at

Questions about your patient billing statement?
For answers, call our billing specialists toll-free at 1-866-400-1238 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. (EST).  You also can view a related fact sheet at

Want to pay your VA Medical Care and prescription copayment online?
To make your copayment online, visit and click the VA Medical Care copayment option.  Have your Veteran Patient Statement or account number available.  For more information, call the VA Help Desk toll free at 1-888-827-4817.

ICMI CertifiedThe Health Resource Center (HRC) holds a site certification from the International Customer Management Institute (ICMI), a well-known leader in the contact center industry.  The ICMI Site Certification Program conforms to the well-known international quality standards of the European Foundation for quality Management (EFQM), the Malcom Baldrige National Quality Awards and ISO9000, with modifications to meet contact center quality requirements. ICMI rated, and passed, HRC in six categories based on process maturity level, to include 47 standards. These standards enable HRC to maintain quality contact center operations and customer service for our nation’s Veterans.