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Veterans Choice Program Eligibility

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For Veterans who have faced unacceptable waiting times for the medical care they need, or for whom a regular VA medical facility is inaccessible, the Veterans Choice Program (VCP) will make it possible for them to receive the care they need from a non-VA health care provider in their community.

Before using the VCP, you must verify your eligibility. Even if you qualify, use of the VCP is entirely voluntary, and does not in any way limit your eligibility to receive care from a VA medical facility.

Do I Qualify?

Please visit www.va.gov/healthbenefits/apps/choice to check your eligibility.

You may also verify your eligibility by calling 1-866-606-8198.

When you call us, please be prepared to provide us with any other health insurance coverage you have, such as employer or union-provided health plans, so we can assess coverage responsibilities.

IMPORTANT: If you do not receive approval, you may be responsible for some or all of the costs of the non-VA treatment you receive.

Not Eligible Right Now? No Need to do Anything! Just Keep Your Choice Card!

To avoid long wait times, Veterans should only call the provided number if they believe they currently qualify for the VCP. If you are not eligible right now, keep your Choice Card in a safe and convenient location as your situation may change. There is no need to call us.