If you are already enrolled in VA health care, the Veterans Choice Program allows you to receive health care within your community, at no cost to you.  Using this program does NOT impact your existing VA health care or any other VA benefits.


Am I Eligible?  

If you answer "yes" to any of the below questions, you may be eligible to have the VA pay for your treatment with a non-VA community provider.

30 Days:                        

Have you been told by your local VA medical facility that they can't schedule your appointment within 30 days of the clinically indicated date or if no such date can be determined, your preferred date to be seen?

40 Miles:                     

Is your current residence more than 40 miles from the closest VA medical facility with a full-time primary care physician?

Excessive Burden:       

Are you faced with an excessive burden due to traveling to the closest VA medical facility based on geographic challenges, environmental factors, or a medical/mental health condition?

Air, Boat, or Ferry:       

Do you need to travel by air, boat or ferry to the VA medical facility closest to your home?

If you answered "yes" to any of the above questions, you are ready for the next step!

The Next Step

Veterans seeking to use the CHOICE Program can call 1-866-606-8198 to find out more about the program, confirm their eligibility and schedule an appointment.