Many veterans are eligible to have some or perhaps all of their health care provided through the VA system. Many factors go into determining someone’s eligibility for VA health benefits. Resources are available to help people in that process.
The VA has a network of convenient, community-based outpatient clinics designed to provide various health care services to veterans. Many of these clinics offer primary care services, preventive health, health education, medical screenings, and inpatient and specialty care referrals.
While benefits may differ depending on multiple factors, some of the general health care services often provided by the VA include:
- Inpatient hospital care
- Emergency room services
- Outpatient hospital and doctor services
- Mental health and substance misuse services
- Preventive care and medical screenings
- Medical supplies
- Prescription medications