Q: How do I apply for VA healthcare?
A: You can apply for VA health care enrollment by completing VA Form 10-10EZ. Call the Lebanon VA at 1-800-409-8771 extension 6000 or 717-228-6000 to get the form. You can also get the form on the Internet at http://www.va.gov/1010ez.htm.
Q: Why should I enroll?
A: You should enroll to ensure that you will receive the high quality, comprehensive benefits package offered through VA's national health care system. VA offers comprehensive medical care including outpatient and inpatient services, preventive services (immunizations, screening tests, health education and training classes), primary medical care including outpatient surgery, diagnosis and treatment, mental health and substance abuse treatment, home health care, respite and hospice care, drugs and pharmaceuticals.
Q: How much will it cost?
A: Some veterans pay nothing for their VA care. Some pay only an $8 co-payment for their medicine. A third group pays a co-payment for outpatient visits and inpatient hospitalizations in addition to the medicine co-payment. You will find out which group you are in when you enroll with us.
Q: Am I eligible for medicine from the VA?
A: In most cases the prescriptions must be written by a VA health care provider in order for you to receive your medicine from a VA pharmacy. You may be charged an $8 co-payment for each 30-day or less supply of medicine provided for treatment of a non-service connected condition.
Q: Can I get dental care?
A: In general, dental benefits are limited to service-connected dental conditions, veterans who were Prisoners of War, or veterans who have a VA 100% service-connected disability rating.
Q: I don't have health insurance, will VA still treat me?
A: Yes, whether a veteran has or does not have insurance plays no role in determining whether that individual is eligible for VA health care benefits.
Q: Am I eligible for a nursing home?
A: Veterans requiring nursing home care for a service-connected condition or a veteran rated 70% service connected or more have mandatory eligibility. All other veterans are eligible on a resource and space-available basis