The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is entering a partnership agreement with the Department of Health and Human Services that will allow the assignment of medical professionals from the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps to provide direct patient care to veterans in VA hospitals and clinics in underserved communities. The initial agreement enables up to 20 officers from the Commissioned Corps to treat veterans in VA facilities that are most in need of staffing support. The agreement also allows up to 10 more officers to help support coordination for veterans receiving non-VA community care. For more information on the Corps, visit the U.S. Public Health Service website.
For more on veteran healthcare benefits, visit the Military.com Benefits Center.