The ability to find and access health care services is very important to most people and may be especially important to veterans.  Many veterans are eligible to have some or perhaps all of their health care provided through the VA system. There are a number of factors that go into determining someone's eligibility for VA health benefits, but fortunately, resources are available to help people in that process.

The VA has a network of convenient, community based, outpatient clinics, designed to provide a variety of health care services to veterans.  Many of these clinics provide primary care services, preventive health, health education, medical screenings, and referrals for inpatient and specialty care. Maryland veterans can access VA health care facilities or call one of the following numbers for eligibility and enrollment, depending on where you live:

For information on U. S. VA health care enrollment and eligibility, contact:

  • Central Maryland/Eastern Shore: VA Maryland Health Care System (Baltimore, Perry Point, Loch Raven), Eligibility and Enrollment, 1-800-463-6295, ext. 7324
  • Western Maryland: Martinsburg VA Medical Center, Eligibility and Enrollment, 304-263-0811, ext. 3758 or 800-817-3807
  • Montgomery County & Prince George's County/Southern MarylandL Washington D.C. VA Medical Center, Eligibilty and Enrollment, 202-745-8251

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 abuse services
  • Preventive care and medical screenings
  • Medical supplies
  • Prescriptions medications