The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides United States veterans with a number of medical benefit packages that emphasize on preventive care as well as primary care by offering full range outpatient and inpatient services. The eligibility for the coverage of health care will depend largely on a person’s income, disability rating, and other factors as well. VA health care services are available for those who served as an active duty service member in any of the uniformed services including the Navy, Army, Marine Corps, National Guard, Coast Guard, or Air Force or received an honorable discharge.
If a member served in the military after September, 1980 for at least 24 months on active duty, he or she is eligible for VA health care. Also, if a member served in Reserve or in the National Guard and were ordered to serve in active duty, then he or she is eligible for health care services at VA too.
Take Advantage of Your Benefits
The Choice Card program offered through the VA was mainly created to provide veterans with easy access to the private health care sector if the servicemember resides within 40 miles or more from any VA hospital or clinic as well as if they have to face long waiting lists, normally 30 days longer or more, to access the VA healthcare services. For more info, you can contact the VA at 1-877-222-8387.