Enrollment in the Veterans Affairs health care system means:
Use the VA Health Benefits Explorer to learn about the benefits you could receive as an enrolled Veteran. You will be given an opportunity to apply for enrollment after completing the Explorer. If you wish, you can skip the Explorer and simply apply for enrollment now.
If you are enrolled in Veterans Affairs health care, you don’t need to take additional steps to meet the Affordable Care Act health care law coverage standards. The health care law does not change Veterans Affairs health benefits or Veterans’ out-of-pocket costs.
To find out more about the Affordable Care Act and Veterans Affairs health care, click here.
A new website now offers an online range of educational materials, support programs and other resources for Virginia’s more than 800,000 veterans, their families and caregivers. VeteransNavigator.org offers tips and services to help secure U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs benefits, employment programs, housing support, mental health, educational programs, legal help, and more.
Many veterans will now have the option to receive non - VA health care rather than waiting for a VA appointment or traveling to a VA facility.
Every Veteran will receive a letter and a Choice Card in the mail with details about the program. Veterans will be eligible for the program and receive cards in three phases:
To set up an appointment with a non-VA provider, call the VA at 1-866-606-8198 and they will work with you to ensure you are approved for care in your community.
For more information, visit the Veterans Choice Program or select the documents below.