Starting June 6, 2019, VA offers urgent care options to eligible Veterans.
Thursday, June 6, 2019
The urgent care benefit covers treatment of non-emergent symptoms such as flu-like symptoms (coughs and colds), wheezing, sprains, sore throats, painful urination, bumps, bruises, ear pain and mild skin irritations, which are typically addressed by urgent care facilities and walk-in retail health clinics. Excluded from the benefit are preventive and dental services.
Important: While urgent care is a convenient benefit for the treatment of non-emergent symptoms, Veterans should always consider talking with or seeing their primary care provider if they are concerned that the community provider will not understand the complexities of their medical history or medications.
In addition, if you believe your life or health is in danger, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency department right away.
Veterans must have been seen in the VA system or by a VA community care provider within the last 24 months in order to use this benefit. For more information click here.
To locate the nearest VA-approved Urgent Care, click here.