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Traveling Veteran Services

To coordinate routine services while traveling, please contact your PACT Team by phone, or access MyHealtheVet

Care Coordination for Traveling Veterans

Traveling Veteran Responsibilities:

Prior to traveling:
• Inform VA primary care team of dates of travel, temporary address, phone number
• Discuss any specific health concerns with your care team
For non-urgent care during travel:
• Contact home VA primary care team for routine care needs, team will contact facility Traveling Veteran Coordinator
• Facility Traveling Veteran Coordinator will work to coordinate care with the alternate VA of Veteran’s choice

Urgent/Emergency care during travel:

Urgent Care while traveling:

• Use the VA Locator to search for nearest VA-contracted UC in your area Find a VA Facility

• Additional VA Urgent Care information (including eligibility and possible co-pays).

Emergency Care while traveling:

• During a medical emergency, you should immediately seek care at the nearest emergency department (ED).  Go to nearest appropriate VA or community ED.

• Use the VA Locator to search for nearest VA-Emergency Dept in your area.

• If receiving care at Non-VA facility; Inform the emergency care provider to report your emergency treatment to the VA Centralized Emergency Care Reporting Center as soon as possible after your treatment starts by using:

     The VA Emergency Care Reporting portal.


    Calling the VA 72-Hour Notification Hotline; 844-72HRVHA ).

Additional VA Emergency Medical Care information.

Seamless Care Coordination

• Facilitate enrollment of Veterans into local system and transition if re-locating
• Efficiently communicate with other VA’s and Traveling Veteran Coordinators to expedite care
• Communicate with Preferred VA any
care requests and needed care upon return home
• Receiving and forwarding requests from Preferred VA
• Local SAVAHCS 24hour VA RN advice line for any new medical concerns:

Pharmacy Information

• Veterans must provide a temporary address while traveling to ensure timely delivery of medications
• Veterans should check to be sure they have enough medications/refills to last entire length of trip
• Alternate VA may dispense a ONE TIME 15-day supply of some active medications
• Alternate VA will not dispense controlled substances even if there are refills remaining
• If Veteran receives new prescriptions while traveling, contact the local VA to determine how they can be filled
Outpatient Pharmacy Lobby Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. M-F
Pharmacy Phone Center
Phone Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. M-F

Veteran's Foreign Medical Program

Benefits program for U.S. Veterans who are residing or traveling abroad and have VA-rated, service-connected disabilities.

For assistance regarding foreign health
care services contact:

VHA Office of Community Care
Foreign Medical Program
PO Box 469061
Denver, CO 80246-9061

VA & Urgent Care Locator:
VA Locator Page