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The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) provides a broad spectrum of medical, surgical, and rehabilitative care to its customers. Our goal is to share information about these benefits and services to make it as easy as possible for you to receive the care you need.

Medical Benefits Package - Standard Benefits
VA's medical benefits package provides the following health care services to all enrolled veterans.

Preventive Care Services
Physical Examinations
Health Care Assessments
Screening Test
Health Education Programs

Ambulatory (Outpatient) Diagnostic and Treatment Services
Emergency Outpatient care in VA Facilities
Surgical (including reconstructive/plastic surgery as a result of disease or trauma)
Chiropractic Care
Mental Health
Bereavement Counseling
Substance Abuse

Hospital (Inpatient) Diagnostic and Treatment
Emergency inpatient Care in VA Facilities
Surgical (including reconstructive/plastic surgery as a result of disease or trauma)
Mental Health
Substance Abuse

Medication and Supplies
Prescription Medications
Over the Counter Medications
Medical and Surgical Supplies

Generally, they must be prescribed by a VA provider and be available under VA's national formulary system.

Will VA pay for medications written by a non-VA physician?

Generally only veterans with special eligibility, such as veterans receiving Aid and Attendance or Housebound benefits, or who are approved by a VA health care facility for Fee Basis are eligible to receive medications at VA expense.

Who is eligible?

Eligibility for most veterans' health care benefits is based solely on active military service in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, or Coast Guard (or Merchant Marines during WW II), and discharged under other than dishonorable conditions.

Reservists and National Guard members who were called to active duty by a Federal Executive Order may qualify for VA health care benefits. Returning service members including reservists and National Guard members who served on active duty in a theater of combat operations have special eligibility for hospital care, medical services and nursing home care for two years following discharge from active duty.

Health care eligibility is not just for those who served in combat.

Other groups may be eligible for some health benefits.

Veteran's health care is not just for service-connected injuries or medical conditions.

Veteran's health care facilities are not just for men only,  VA offers full-service health care to women veterans.

How can you apply?
Claimants should complete VA Form vha-10-10ez.pdf ( Application for Health Benefits and take it to the County Veterans Service Office, with a copy of record of discharge (DD 214 or WD AGO Form 53-55).

OR...take it to the VA Medical Center, 1601 Brenner Ave., Salisbury, NC 28144.

OR...take it to the Charlotte Outpatient Clinic,  8601 University East Drive, Charlotte, NC 28213-4353.

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