> VA- Health Care - Contract Hospital Care and Medical Services in Non-VA Health Care Facilities
VA may authorize a non-VA health care facility to provide necessary medical care services when such services are not routinely available at a VA health care facility, or VA determines that such services can be obtained outside the VA more economically or more appropriately due to geographic inaccessibility. Non-VA care must be authorized by VA in advance.
General Program Requirements:
Contract Care in non-VA facilities is a part of the Medical Benefits Package. You must be enrolled in the VA health care system or be eligible based on one of the exceptions in the law. T see the basic Medical Benefits Package entry, click here
For more information, see the Program Contact Information below.
Program Contact Information:
To inquire about authorized hospital care and medical services in non-VA health care facilities, call your nearest VA health care facility. Contact information for VA health care facilities in your state can be obtained through the VA Facilities Directory:
You may also contact the Health Benefits Service Center at the following toll-free telephone number:
Veterans Health Administration (VHA)