Veterans may be eligible to receive care from a provider outside of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). This is known as 'community care.' To see if you qualify: (1) schedule an appointment with a VA provider; (2) your VA care team will determine if you are eligible for community care; (3) Important: make sure VA confirms you are authorized; (4) find a community provider in the VA’s network, and make an appointment; (5) arrive promptly for your appointment; and (6) if you need to schedule a follow‐up appointment, check with your community provider to make sure VA authorized the care. For more information, read the VA VAntage Point Blog.
For more on veteran benefits, visit the Military.com Benefits section.