> VA - Health Care - Veterans Prosthetic Appliances
VA provides medically prescribed prosthetic and sensory aids to eligible veterans. These aids include artificial limbs, hearing aids, communication aids, eyeglasses, orthopedic braces and shoes, wheelchairs, crutches and canes.
If you need a prosthetic appliance, your VA doctor will prescribe one for you.
For additional information, contact the prosthetic representative at the nearest VA medical center or outpatient clinic.
General Program Requirements:
Prosthetics is 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.
To see the basic Medical Benefits Package entry, go to the ?°Search?± box at the top right area of this page and type in the entry below. Be sure to include the quotation marks.
?°Basic Medical Benefits for Veterans?±
For more information, see the Program Contact Information below.
Program Contact Information:
You can learn more about VA health care at:
If you'd like to know more about how prosthetics works, you can call the Health Benefits Service Center at this toll-free number:
Veterans Health Administration (VHA)