Healthcare Guide for Veterans: Click here to view the Healthcare Guide for Veterans Booklet (click here for a link to to download Adobe Reader). This guide provides useful information regarding all aspects of getting and receiving care at the Lebanon VA Medical Center.
To receive VA health care benefits, most Veterans need to enroll. You can apply at any time by completing a form called VA Form 10-10EZ. You can receive this form by:
When enrolling for VA health care, you will need:
Explanation of important and often forgotten information required to complete the application:
Once you have completed and signed the 10-10EZ, mail or return the original application with a copy of the materials described on page 6 to the Lebanon VA Medical Center at:
Lebanon VA Medical Center
1700 South Lincoln Avenue
Lebanon, PA 17042
Once your application is received, our enrollment specialists review your military service record to determine your benefit eligibility. The results are sent to you in writing. You will be assigned to a priority group based on your specific eligibility status, income, and service information you provided on the 10-10EZ form.
Your enrollment information is reviewed each year or whenever you have a life change. Your ability to remain enrolled in VA may depend on the funding that VA receives from Congress to provide your care. You will be notified in writing if VA cannot renew your enrollment for another year.
There are three groups of Veterans that are not required to enroll. However, we suggest that enrollment will improve our ability to serve you better.
The Vet Center is a community-based VA program that offers a wide range of counseling services free of charge to Veterans who served in war zones and to their families. Eligibility eras range from World War II through the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq. Services include individual, couples, family, and group counseling for post-war adjustment issues. Counseling is also offered for victims of military sexual trauma. Bereavement counseling is available for families of a service person who died while on active duty. The Vet Center will also provide information about VA benefits and referral to other community agencies.
To contact your local Vet Center directly, call:
Harrisburg Vet Center Services
Marian Bova, Team Leader
1500 N. Second Street, Suite 2
Harrisburg, PA 17102
Lancaster Vet Center Services
Joann Thompson, Team Leader
1817 Olde Homestead Lane, Suite 207
Lancaster, PA 17601
If you served in the active military, naval or air service and are separated under any condition other than dishonorable, you may qualify for VA health care benefits. Current and former members of the Reserves or National Guard who were called to active duty (other than for training only) by a federal order and completed the full period for which they were called or ordered to active duty may be eligible for VA health care as well.
Most Veterans who enlisted after September 7, 1980, or entered active duty after October 16, 1981, must have served 24 continuous months or the full period for which they were called to active duty in order to be eligible. This minimum duty requirement may not apply to Veterans who were discharged for a disability incurred or aggravated in the line of duty, discharged for a hardship, or received an “early out.” Since there are a number of other exceptions to the minimum duty requirements, VA encourages all Veterans to apply in order to determine their enrollment eligibility.
VA is producing a personalized “Veterans Health Benefits Handbook” for each Veteran enrolled in the VA health care system. The purpose of the handbook is to provide a current and accurate description of VA health care benefits and services. Your handbook will be tailored specifically to you with personal identifying information and should be safeguarded as you would any other sensitive personal document.
The “Veterans Health Benefits Handbook” includes:
You will receive your personalized handbook via U.S. mail; therefore, you should have a current address on file with VA. Handbooks are mailed based on Priority Group, beginning with Priority Group 1 and ending with Priority Group 8. For more information, go to www.va.gov/healthbenefits/vhbh. You may also call VA toll-free at 1-877-222-VETS (8387) if you need to update your address or receive additional information.
VA publishes the "Health Care Benefits Overview" booklet, which is designed to provide general information and frequently asked questions about VA’s medical benefits package available for all enrollees, and other information such as eligibility for enrollment.
The publication is available to you at the Lebanon VA Medical Center, and can be downloaded at http://www.va.gov/healthbenefits/resources/epublications.asp.
The publication is very helpful, and we encourage you to refer to it whenever you have questions about your eligibility for specific health care benefits. Additional assistance is available at the following resources: