VA MISSION Act
|The goal for the Veterans Administration (VA) is to provide the Veteran with state-of-the-art care, impeccable service, excellence experience and improved health care. Effective June 6, 2019, the VA Choice Program has changed to the VA Maintaining Internal Systems and Strengthening Integrated Outside Networks Act (MISSION Act) of 2018. To qualify for a VA contracted community provider that is in network, you will need to receive VA health care benefits through the VA. If the VA medical facility cannot schedule an appointment within 20 days of the date of the request from the provider or 28 days of the date of the request and/or the drive time is longer than 30 minutes for primary care, mental health care, or non-institutional extended care services, or within 60 minutes average driving time for specialty care, you are eligible for community care from a VA community provider that is in network.|
|The VA offers numerous health care services such as primary care, behavioral health, dental, vision, critical care, physical therapy, oncology, geriatrics, neurology, prescription drugs, surgical services, community-based counseling, outreach, and referral services.|
|The VA MISSION Act of 2018 has six different eligibilities criteria for community care:
Eligibility and Application Process
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You can also call 1-877-222-8387 or walk into a VA medical facility and apply.