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Health Benefits and Issues for Veterans

Find information about medical issues and health benefits for veterans.

. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) runs the program.

Benefits include:

  • at VA medical facilities

  • Mental health care

  • Đang chơi bài depending on needs, income, and space availability

  • Đang chơi bàiCare from  when the VA can't provide what you need. This is based on certain conditions and eligibility requirements.

Find VA Medical Facilities

When you sign up for VA health benefits, you'll pick . The VA may refer you to other locations for specialty care.

Use the VA facility locator to .

Check Your Eligibility

Đang chơi bàiYou may qualify for VA health benefits if:

  • Đang chơi bàiYou served on active duty, and

  • Đang chơi bàiYou didn't receive a dishonorable discharge

Đang chơi bàiLearn more about to see if you qualify.

Apply for Medical Benefits

You can  online, by phone, mail, or in person. The VA will make its decision within one week.

Manage Your Care with My HealtheVet

Đang chơi bàiUse the website to:

  • Order prescription refills

  • Đang chơi bàiSchedule appointments

  • Send secure messages to your VA health care team

  • View lab and test results

  • View, download, and print your medical records

Đang chơi bài .

  • Đang chơi bàiIf that doesn't help, contact the patient advocate at your . A. The advocate will work with you to resolve the problem.

  • For more information, call 1-877-222-VETS (1-877-222-8387).

    . Counselors are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can:

    • Đang chơi bàiSend a text message to 838255

    Mental Health Services from the VA

    can help with:

    • Anxiety

    • Đang chơi bàiOther issues

    Eligibility for Mental Health Services

    Veterans enrolled in VA health careĐang chơi bài can receive mental health services.

    Even if you're not enrolled in VA health care, you may be able to get help.

    • Đang chơi bài after they leave the military.

    • Vets who served in a combat zone can get free counseling and substance abuse screening at VA vet centers.

    • Other vets not enrolled in VA health care may be eligible for some types of support. Call the VA at 1-800-827-1000 to find out.

    Find VA Facilities

    You can call or go to any VA medical center or vet center to get help. VA medical centers are open 24/7.

    Substance Abuse Treatment for Veterans

    can get help through the VA. Treatment :

    • Đang chơi bàiSafe detoxification with medication

    • Đang chơi bàiOutpatient counseling

    • Residential care

    • Continuing care

    Đang chơi bàiYou can seek treatment at a or you can .

    Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

    The VA can help , no matter when the triggering event occurred.

    • Learn about PTSD and treatment options at the VA's .

    • Find specialized .

    Support Programs for Life Events

    The program offers specialized coaching for military members and veterans during transitions like:

    • Changing duty stations

    • Returning from deployment

    • Đang chơi bàiPreparing to leave the military

    To enroll, call 1-800-424-7877. Outside the U.S., call (DSN) 1-800-424-4685.

    helps vets, friends, and family find help for various life issues.

    Self-Help Resources and Apps

    Use these mobile apps and online tools to help work through challenges:

    • Đang chơi bài help with managing stress, fighting depression, relaxation, and positive thinking. Other apps can help you quit smoking, lose weight, and work with a therapist.

    • Đang chơi bàiThe is for overcoming everyday challenges. It includes courses on problem-solving, parenting, anger management, and getting better sleep.

    • The has tools to cope with symptoms like sadness, anxiety, and trouble sleeping. It was created to deal with issues that trauma survivors often develop.

    • Đang chơi bàiMore self-help resources .

    Specialized Helplines for Veterans and Families

    You can also find help through these websites and toll-free numbers:

    • Combat veterans hotline - 1-877-WAR-VETS (1-877-927-8387). Combat vets can talk to a fellow combat veteran. The line is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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    Last Updated: March 13, 2020