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Can I get free health care and prescriptions as a Veteran?

You can get free VA health care for any illness or injury that we determine is related to your military service. We refer to these illnesses and injuries as “service-connected” conditions.

We also provide these other services for free:

You may qualify for other free VA health care services depending on these factors:

  • Your disability rating
  • Your income
  • Other special eligibility factors 

You may need to pay a fixed amount for some types of care, tests, and prescription medicines for conditions that aren’t related to your service. This is your copayment.

Learn about your VA health care costs

VA benefits

  • Health care

    Apply for VA health care, find out how to access services, and manage your health and benefits online.

  • Disability

    File a claim for disability compensation for conditions related to your military service, and manage your benefits over time.

Need more help?

  • Health benefits hotline: 877-222-VETS (8387)
  • My HealtheVet help desk:
  • eBenefits technical support:
  • MyVA411 main information line:
  • Telecommunications Relay Services (using TTY) TTY: 711