Veteran’s Choice Program

Veteran’s Choice Program

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Do you live more than 40 miles away from your local VA medical facility? or Are you unable to schedule an appointment at your local VA clinic within 30 days of needing to be seen?
The Veterans Choice Program (VCP) is a new program to improve Veterans’ access to health care by allowing eligible Veterans to use approved health care providers outside of VA.
You are eligible if you meet one or more of the following requirements:
  • You are told by your local VA medical facility that they will not be able to schedule an appointment for care within 30 days of when you need to be seen.
  • Your current residence is more than 40 miles driving distance from the closest VA medical facility (including Community- Based Outpatient Clinics) that has a full-time primary care physician.
  • You need to travel by air, boat or ferry to the VA medical facility closest to your home.
  • You face an unusual or excessive burden in traveling to the closest VA medical facility based on geographic challenges, environmental factors, or a medical condition, or if your specific health care needs warrant participation in the program.
How do I find out if I am eligible and make an appointment?
To determine eligibility and make an appointment through the Choice Program, call the Choice Program Call Center at 866-606-8198. vets