Health Benefits and Services

Health Benefits and Services

Eligibility | Programs | Readjustment Counseling | Applying for Benefits | Facilities Locator | Forms | Contact Information

The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) provides outpatient medical services, hospital care, prescription medicines, and other medical supplies to eligible veterans and their families. To receive these benefits, a veteran must generally be enrolled in the VA health system (unless the veteran has a service-connected disability).



Find out if you are eligible for benefits, how to apply, and what it will cost, then complete an application form online. Frequently used resources in this area include:

VHA sponsors and participates in a host of programs that increase the quality of health care for veterans.

Clinical Programs & Initiatives – Topics include:

Administrative/Financial Programs and Initiatives – Includes information on CHAMPVA, a healthcare benefits program for dependants and survivors of disabled veterans and veterans killed while on duty; VA-financed healthcare benefits for children with spina bifida born to Vietnam veterans; and the State Veterans Homes Program, which constructs or acquires nursing home, domiciliary and/or adult day health care facilities to provide care for veterans.


Vet Center - Readjustment Counseling Service

RCS welcomes home war-zone veterans by providing readjustment counseling services in a caring manner, assisting veterans and their family members toward a successful post-war adjustment in or near their respective communities. Veterans serving in many different military operations are eligible.


Applying for Benefits

You can apply for VA health benefits by completing VA Form 10-10EZ. You can receive this form by visiting, calling or writing any VA health care facility or veterans' benefits office. You can also call the VA toll-free at 1-877-222-VETS (1-877-222-8387) to request the form.


Health Facilities Locator

Use the VA Health Facilities Locator to find the VA health facility that is closest to you. Contact information is given for each facility. In some cases, the listings also include the benefits that can be accessed at each location.



If you would like to view and/or print many of the forms that the VA requires to be submitted when applying for or receiving benefits, the following references can help you find the forms you're looking for: You will need to have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer to view most of these forms. The healthcare forms require the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader (available as a download on the VA website).

If you experience difficulty reading or interpreting either the form or instructions, please call your local VA office toll free at 1-800-827-1000.


Contact Information

To speak to a VA health care representative, call the VA toll free at 1-877-222-VETS (1-877-222-8387). For general information about VA benefits, call 1-800-827-1000. You can also visit the website for the VA office in your state to request more information.

 To access a listing of all the VA facilities – including benefit departments and health care clinics/hospitals – located in your state, consult the VA Facilities Directory.