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.
As with care provided directly by VA, Veterans are charged a copayment for nonservice-connected care. Learn how to pay your bill and alternative payment options. In addition, VA may bill Veterans’ health insurance for medical care, supplies, and prescriptions related to treatment of nonservice-connected conditions.Learn More About Costs and Billing
How to access community care and schedule appointments, and covered services
Health care for Veterans in medical emergencies
Urgent care services are used to treat non-life threatening injuries and illnesses
Free flu shots for Veterans through Walgreens or VA facilities
Health care benefits for eligible Veterans living or traveling in foreign countries
Care provided to Veterans
in their home
Health care for eligible American Indian and Alaska Native Veterans
Infertility treatment and services for Veterans with certain service-connected conditions
Nursing home, domiciliary, and adult day care for Veterans provided by state governments