Anniversary of the VA MISSION Act Means Better Care & Choices
Veterans Community Care Program – Increases Veterans’ Access to Health Care
The MISSION Act strengthens VA’s ability to deliver trusted, easy to access, high quality care at VA facilities, virtually through tele-health, and in your community. That means you get the care and services you need, where and when you need them.
How to Access Care:
Eligible Veterans can use VA health care services nationwide, including through mobile health clinics that serve rural areas and via telehealth (care through a phone or computer). Note: You need to be enrolled in VA health care to use community care benefits. For general MISSION Act health care inquiries, contact VA311 (1-844-698-2311)
Not enrolled in VA health care yet?
To receive care from VA or a community provider, you must be enrolled in VA health care. Apply online, by mail, or in person.
Find VA medical centers or community care providers
Find a VA medical center or approved non-VA medical (called “community care”) providers near you. Get wait times, addresses, and more.
When can you use non-VA providers?
It depends on the situation. Learn about the eligibility criteria for expanded community care, under the MISSION Act.
In addition to increasing access to VA care, the MISSION Act:
- Authorizes VA to develop a plan to expand eligibility for the Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers. Learn more about benefits for family caregivers
- Strengthens VA’s ability to recruit and retain the best medical providers. Learn about careers with VA.
- Strengthens VA’s ability to align its footprint with the needs of America’s Veterans.