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VAMHCS Community Care

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.



Visit the VA Community Care site, where you will find information that is specific for Veterans, depends, caregivers, providers, and payers.

Contact the VA Maryland Health Care System Care in the Community Office:

Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Contact Other Community Care Offices:

Optum – Veterans Scheduling (for Veterans)

Optum Provider Line (for community providers)

ER – National Emergency Notification Call Center (within 72 hours of ER visit)

Billing – VA Community Care Contact Center

In-Network Urgent Care Providers or call

Urgent Care – Veteran Eligibility (for Veterans)

Urgent Care – Veteran Eligibility (for in-network urgent care providers)

VA Community Care Website