Cambridge VA Clinic | VA Maryland health care | Veterans Affairs (2022)

Our outpatient clinic provides primary care and specialty health services, including mental health care, women’s health services, hearing aids, foot care, urology, vision care (optometry), and more. Below, you’ll find our address and hours, parking and transportation information, and the other health services we offer at our Cambridge VA Clinic.

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Location and contact information

  • Everyone must wear a mask and practice physical distancing.
  • We may screen you for COVID-19 symptoms at the entrance.
  • Approved visitors only. Ask your care team who can visit.
  • Ask your team about phone or video appointment options.

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Address

830 Chesapeake Drive

Cambridge, MD 21613-9408

Phone numbers

Main phone: 410-228-6243

Mental health care: 410-228-6243 x34144

Clinical hours

  • Mon:8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Tue:8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Wed:8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Thu:8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Fri:8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Sat: Closed
  • Sun: Closed

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Cost:Free

Wheelchair availability:Wheelchairs are available upon arrival for patients who need them to access the building.

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Beneficiary travel

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Beneficiary travel benefits include round-trip transportation from your home to the medical center, mileage reimbursement, or special mode transport.

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Audiology and speech

Common conditions: tinnitus, vertigo, hearing loss, vestibular conditions, swallowing conditions

We diagnose and treat conditions affecting your hearing, speechor balance. These include hearing loss, tinnitus (noise or ringing the ears) and dizziness—also speech, language, voiceor swallowing disorders.

Contact information

  • Mon.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Tue.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Wed.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Thu.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Fri.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

Appointments

Contact us to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment. If a referral is required, you’ll need to contact your primary care provider first.

Phone

410-228-6243

Referral required?No

Walk-ins accepted?No

Our Audiology and Speech Pathology clinic provides diagnostic and rehabilitative services, VA compensation and pension examinations, and screening for employee hearing conservation. We offer a full range of audiology and speech pathology services like:

  • Hearing and balance evaluations
  • Selection, management, and repair of hearing aids and assistive listening device assessments
  • Evaluation, programming, and management of cochlear implants and bone-anchored implants
  • Evaluation and treatment for auditory processing disorder
  • Services that help with speech, language, fluency, voice, cognitive communication, swallowing, stuttering, and laryngectomy (surgical removal of the larynx, which contains your vocal cords)

Learn more about VA hearing aids

Mental health care

Common conditions: addiction, depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, OCD

If you’re struggling with issues like PTSD, depression, grief, anger or trauma, we offer counseling and other support. All VA health care facilities offer same-day help. You may qualify even without enrolling in VA health care.

Contact information

  • Mon.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Tue.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Wed.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Thu.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Fri.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

Appointments

Contact us to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment. If a referral is required, you’ll need to contact your primary care provider first.

Phone

410-228-6243 x 34144

Referral required?Yes

Walk-ins accepted?No

Our medical center and clinics provide consultation, evaluation, and treatment for a range of issues that may impact your mental health or emotional well-being. Our confidential outpatient services include individual and group therapy for:

  • Psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression
  • Marriage and relationship problems
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Anxiety, addictive behaviors, and personality disorders
  • Aggressive or self-harming behaviors

Learn more and connect with a care coordinator

Military sexual trauma care

Military sexual trauma can happen to both genders. If you experienced sexual assault or harassment during military service—no matter when you served—we provide counseling and treatment.

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Contact information

  • Mon.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Tue.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Wed.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Thu.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Fri.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

Appointments

Contact us to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment. If a referral is required, you’ll need to contact your primary care provider first.

Phone

410-637-1231

We offer care for military sexual trauma in our mental (behavioral) health clinics. Military sexual trauma refers to sexual assault, sexual harassment, or other threatening, offensive, or unwanted sexual advances, activities, or remarks that you experienced in the military. Our goal is to help you improve your quality of life with strategies to manage emotions and memories related to your military sexual trauma. Our services include:

  • Counseling
  • Psychiatric care
  • Walk-in care

If you would like to discuss MST care, please contact:

Dr. Christine Calmes
VAMHCS MST Coordinator
410-637-1231

Learn more about military sexual trauma

Optometry

Common conditions: vision exams, prescription eyeglasses, contact lenses

Our optometrists offer you routine eye exams, preventive vision testingand treatment for conditions like glaucoma. We also provide prescriptions for eyeglasses and other assistive devices.

Contact information

  • Mon.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Tue.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Wed.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Thu.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Fri.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

Appointments

Contact us to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment. If a referral is required, you’ll need to contact your primary care provider first.

Referral required?No

Walk-ins accepted?No

Our optometrists provide many eye-related services and treatments like:

  • Vision services and eye exams
  • Treatment for diseases and injuries of the retina, cornea, and other parts of your eye
  • Low-vision services for conditions like macular degeneration that can’t be corrected by glasses, surgery, or medication
  • Special eye exams for diabetic patients

Podiatry

Common conditions: arthritis, bunions, diabetic foot care, foot deformities, skin and nail conditions

Our podiatry specialists evaluate and treat a wide range of injuries, diseasesand disorders that affect your feet and ankles—from ingrown toenails to inflammation to diabetic foot ulcers.

Contact information

  • Mon.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Tue.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Wed.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Thu.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Fri.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

Appointments

Contact us to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment. If a referral is required, you’ll need to contact your primary care provider first.

Phone

410-228-6243

Referral required?No

Walk-ins accepted?No

After years of walking, running, marching, jumping, rappelling, and parachuting, many Veterans experience trouble with their feet and ankles. We can help treat those problems so you can continue to enjoy an active lifestyle. Our podiatry services include:

  • Arthritis care for inflamed, swollen, or damaged joints
  • Foot and ankle fracture treatment, repair of cartilage, torn tendons and ligaments
  • Injections to reduce pain and swelling
  • Joint arthroplasty (surgical repair or reconstruction) and replacement
  • Minimally invasive surgery and post-surgical rehabilitation
  • Foot health maintenance procedures (bunion removal, resurfacing, and nail trimming)

Primary care

Your VA primary care provider will work closely with you to plan for all the care you need to stay healthy and well throughout your life, including immunizations and vaccinations. They will also work withfamily members or caregivers who support you.

Contact information

  • Mon.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Tue.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Wed.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Thu.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Fri.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

Appointments

Contact us to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment. If a referral is required, you’ll need to contact your primary care provider first.

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Phone

410-228-6243

Referral required?No

Walk-ins accepted?No

A strong network of family and internal medicine specialists and services can offer you the best possible care. Internal medicine doctors (internists) prevent, diagnose, and treat adult diseases. Doctors who specialize in family medicine provide primary health care to the entire family. Your primary care team can coordinate the many services you receive such as:

  • Labs and blood work
  • Mental health care
  • Women's health care
  • Radiology
  • Social services
  • Telehealth

Prosthetics and rehabilitation

We provide and help you use medical aids, hearing aids, state-of-the-art adaptive home equipmentand other equipment to help you preserve and increase your mobility and independence.

Contact information

  • Mon.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Tue.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Wed.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Thu.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Fri.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

Appointments

Contact us to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment. If a referral is required, you’ll need to contact your primary care provider first.

Phone

410-228-6243

Referral required?No

Walk-ins accepted?No

VA is the world’s largest and most comprehensive provider of sensory aides and prosthetic devices. Veterans enrolled in the VA health care system and referred by a physical medicine and rehabilitation physician can receive a full range of services and equipment like:

  • Artificial limbs and surgical implants, including artificial joints and pacemakers
  • Wheelchairs and other medical devices
  • Aids for Veterans who are blind, have low vision, or are hearing impaired
  • Adaptive equipment and modifications to make your vehicle or home more accessible
  • Other devices and services to help increase your mobility, dignity, and independence
  • Clothing allowance for Veterans with devices that damage their clothing

Pulmonary medicine

Common conditions: tuberculosis, respiratory conditions, sleep apnea, sleep problems

Our pulmonary medicine team treats diseases and conditions that affect the lungs and breathing, including asthma, tuberculosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, acute respiratory distress syndromeand sleep apnea.

Contact information

  • Mon.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Tue.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Wed.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Thu.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Fri.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

Appointments

Contact us to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment. If a referral is required, you’ll need to contact your primary care provider first.

Phone

410-228-6243

Referral required?No

Walk-ins accepted?No

If you find it difficult to breathe or sleep, our pulmonary (lung) specialists can help. We offer education, exercises, and treatments like:

  • Oxygen therapy to help you stay active and breathe better
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation to build your strength and increase lung capacity
  • Healthy diets to help you manage your weight and improve energy
  • Strategies to help you increase your feelings of control, optimism, and self-esteem
  • Tests to measure your lung function, lung volume, and blood gas

Social workers are here to help Veterans, familiesand caregiverswith almost any need, from help with finances or housing to questions about treatment to just feeling overwhelmed. We are here for you.

Contact information

  • Mon.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Tue.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Wed.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Thu.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Fri.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

Appointments

Contact us to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment. If a referral is required, you’ll need to contact your primary care provider first.

Phone

410-228-6243

Referral required?No

Walk-ins accepted?No

Social work is integral to health care. We can help you and your family manage stress-related problems due to injury or illness, and find VA community resources to meet your needs like:

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  • Home health services
  • Legal services
  • Transportation
  • Community living

Telehealth

With VA telehealth, you can get care from your health providers without having to travel. Get checkups and treatment, talk about your careand more—from home or elsewhere.

Contact information

  • Mon.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Tue.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Wed.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Thu.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Fri.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

Appointments

Contact us to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment. If a referral is required, you’ll need to contact your primary care provider first.

Phone

410-228-6243

Referral required?No

Walk-ins accepted?No

We use the latest in secure digital technology to set up remote visits with our health care providers. We offer video conferencing, home telehealth services, and store-and-forward telehealth that lets you securely send your health information to experts at VA facilities. We offer telehealth visits with providers in:

  • Tele-Mental health
  • Diabetic Tele-Retinal Screenings, Macular Degeneration and Glaucoma Screenings
  • Endocrine, Surgery Consults, Early Renal Insufficiency
  • Tele-Dermatology
  • Primary care

Learn more about telehealth

Urology

Common conditions: prostate cancer, erectile dysfunction, urinary disorders

We offer understanding and advanced care and treatment to Veterans with conditions that affect the male urinary and reproductive systems and the female urinary system.

Contact information

  • Mon.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Tue.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Wed.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Thu.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Fri.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

Appointments

Contact us to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment. If a referral is required, you’ll need to contact your primary care provider first.

Phone

410-228-6243

Referral required?No

Walk-ins accepted?No

We evaluate, diagnose, and treat a wide range of urology diseases and conditions that include kidney stones, erectile dysfunction, urinary incontinence, prostate cancer, and more. We provide you with medical care, surgery, and minimally invasive procedures for health issues that affect:

  • Kidneys
  • Bladder
  • Ureter and urethra
  • Male reproductive organs

Women Veteran care

Common conditions: women's primary care, mental health, obstetrics and gynecology, pap smear, mammogram

We offer women’s health services to meet your specific needssuch asdisease screenings, mental health treatment, recovery from military sexual trauma, maternity careand female-specific medical equipment.

Contact information

  • Mon.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Tue.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Wed.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Thu.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Fri.8:00 a.m.to4:30 p.m.
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

Appointments

Contact us to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment. If a referral is required, you’ll need to contact your primary care provider first.

Phone

410-228-6243

Referral required?No

Walk-ins accepted?No

Our women's health program offers complete health care for women Veterans of all ages. Our primary care providers specialize in women’s health. They work closely with specialists in gynecology, obstetrics, female urology, oncology, medicine, radiology, surgery, and breast illness. Our services for women Veterans include:

  • Ultrasounds, mammograms, Pap and HPV tests
  • Mental health care and counseling
  • Lifestyle wellness services
  • Menopause treatment, including hormonal therapy
  • Family planning, contraceptive care, and infertility evaluation

Learn more and connect with a Women Veterans Program Manager

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Is VA health care any good? ›

Examining a wide array of commonly used measures of health care quality, researchers found that VA hospitals generally provided better quality care than non-VA hospitals and the VA's outpatient services were better quality when compared to commercial HMOs, Medicaid HMOs and Medicare HMOs.

Has VA health care improved? ›

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today released survey results showing Veteran trust in VA health care outpatient services has increased more than 5% since 2017, reaching 90.1% as of April 12.

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Does Maryland have a VA hospital? ›

Baltimore Veterans Affairs Medical Center is the acute medical and surgical care facility for the VA Maryland Health Care System and offers a full range of inpatient, outpatient and primary care services.

Do veterans get free healthcare for life? ›

Can I get free VA health care as a Veteran? You can get free VA health care for any illness or injury that we determine is related to your military service (called “service connected”). We also provide certain other services for free.

Are patients at Veterans Affairs medical centers sicker? ›

A similar study found no differences in health status and medical resource use by female veterans compared with the general female patient population. Both studies concluded that VA patients are similar to the general patient population in health status and resource needs.

What are the problems with the VA? ›

While the VA is rooted in noble intentions, it has been plagued with problems for years. The VA has faced reports of excessive and contradictory spending, allegations of inadequate health care, a massive backlog of benefits claims and a top leadership position that nobody can seem to hold down.

Do veterans like the VA? ›

7 Veterans give the VA mixed reviews.

Most veterans (73%) say they have received benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Why VA Healthcare is different? ›

The VA has 3 core strengths that distinguish its services from those of the private sector in caring for veterans: (1) systemwide clinical expertise regarding service-connected conditions and disorders; (2) a team approach to primary care that is veteran-centric; and (3) a holistic view of the veteran that includes ...

What happens to my VA disability when I turn 65? ›

Even after veterans reach full retirement age, VA's disability payments continue at the same level. By contrast, the income that people receive after they retire (from Social Security or private pensions) usually is less than their earnings from wages and salary before retirement.

Can veterans go to any doctor now? ›

Under this new expanded program, veterans are eligible to get limited urgent care from civilian doctors regardless of how close they are to a VA facility.

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#1 Best State for Disabled Veterans: Texas

The benefits offered to disabled veterans in Texas are simply unmatched by any other state. For example, Texas is one of just two states with full property tax exemptions for 100% scheduler or TDIU disabled veterans (in addition to veterans with a 100% P&T rating).

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VA Maryland Health Care System Inpatient Beds by Facility
Total Inpatient Beds for VA Maryland Health Care System600 Beds
Total Inpatient Beds for VA Maryland Health Care SystemBaltimore VA Medical Center600 Beds
Total Inpatient Beds for VA Maryland Health Care SystemLoch Raven VA Medical Center600 Beds
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President Reagan's budget in 1987 recommended a $110 million appropriation for construction of the new hospital, which was approved by Congress. The groundbreaking for the new facility was celebrated on June 22, 1987 and the building was officially dedicated on October 4, 1992.

Do I need Medicare if I have VA health care? ›

If you have VA benefits, you do not have to enroll in Medicare in order to keep your VA benefits. That being said, the Veterans Administration actually recommends veterans enroll in Medicare when they become eligible.

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Under VEVRAA, a veteran may be classified as a ''disabled veteran,'' ''recently separated veteran,'' ''active duty wartime or campaign badge veteran,'' or ''Armed Forces service medal veteran. ''

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The charge ranges from $5 to $11 for each 30 day or less supply of medications provided on an outpatient basis for nonservice-connected conditions. Outpatient – The copayments will be based on primary care visits ($15) and specialty care visits ($50).

Are VA hospitals as good as regular hospitals? ›

There is, however, a body of evidence dating back more than a decade that has generally found VA hospitals provide higher quality care than non-VA facilities, said Dr. Anupam Jena of Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

Why don t veterans use the VA? ›

Of the veteran and active service members who reported to the annual Wounded Warrior Project Survey that they have never used VA health care services, the most common reasons given included preferring to use other health care coverage and too much trouble or red tape.

Can the VA refuse to treat a veteran? ›

You can agree to or refuse any treatment. You will be told what is likely to happen to you if you refuse a treatment. Refusing a treatment will not affect your rights to future care but you take responsibility for the impact this decision may have on your health.

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You can receive free VA health care for up to 5 years after discharge or release for any condition related to your service in Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) in Afghanistan or Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) or Operation New Dawn (OND) in Iraq.

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If you're a current or former member of the Reserves or National Guard, you must have been called to active duty by a federal order and completed the full period for which you were called or ordered to active duty. If you had or have active-duty status for training purposes only, you don't qualify for VA health care.

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If you've received an other than honorable, bad conduct, or dishonorable discharge, you may not be eligible for VA benefits.

Will veterans lose their benefits? ›

VA can reduce a veteran's benefits if they are incarcerated or are found to be a fugitive felon. While VA will not exactly stop a veteran's disability benefits if they are incarcerated, they will reduce it. However, the rules are slightly different for veterans who are found to be fugitive felons.

Will the VA pay for my prescription drugs? ›

Quick Info. The VA pharmacy service provides prescription benefits to veterans enrolled in the VA health care system.

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1IRON MOUNTAIN MI VA MEDICAL CENTER93
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Biloxi VA Medical Center

What percent of veterans use VA health care? ›

Under current policy, about 60 percent of U.S. veterans are eligible for VA care, based on length of service, service-connected injuries, service in designated combat theaters, and income. Fewer than half of eligible veterans use VA health benefits.

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At what age does VA disability become permanent? ›

The “disability from disease is permanent in character and of such nature that there is no likelihood of improvement;” You are over 55 years of age, although some exceptions may apply; The rating you received is the prescribed minimum rating; or. If a lower rating would not affect your combined disability rating.

What is the 55 year old rule for VA disability? ›

What is the VA 55-year-old rule? Veterans who receive VA disability benefits for service-connected conditions are exempt from periodic future examinations once they turn 55 years old. This includes veterans who will be 55 by the date of a future examination, according to the VA Adjudication Procedures Manual.

How much are VA copays? ›

Urgent care copay rates
Priority groupCopay amount for first 3 visits in each calendar year
Priority group1 to 5$30
Priority group6$30
Priority group7 to 8$30
9 Mar 2022

Does a 100 disabled veteran Need Medicare Part B? ›

Therefore, it is beneficial to enroll in the hospital insurance you earned through Medicare. However, like other beneficiaries, veterans with VA benefits will need to pay a standard Medicare Part B premium for Medicare's outpatient coverage. You will want to enroll in Medicare Part B as soon as you are eligible.

How much Social Security does a 100 disabled veteran get? ›

The average SSDI benefit in April 2022 was $1,361 a month. VA disability compensation is determined by the rating the agency assigns to your condition. In 2022 payments for a veteran with no spouse or children can range from $152.64 per month for a 10 percent disability to $3,332.06 for a 100 percent disability.

Is VA disability taxable? ›

Disability compensation is a benefit paid to Veterans because of injuries or disease that happened during active duty. In some cases, an existing disease or injury was worsened due to active military service. This benefit is also paid to certain Veterans disabled from VA health care. The benefits are tax-free.

Will veterans get a raise in 2023? ›

Veterans receiving disability pay from the Department of Veterans Affairs and military retirees will likely get record monthly check increases for 2023 thanks to the pace of inflation, according to a new estimate.

Is veterans disability compensation considered income? ›

Disability benefits received from the VA should not be included in your gross income.

Why don t veterans use the VA? ›

Of the veteran and active service members who reported to the annual Wounded Warrior Project Survey that they have never used VA health care services, the most common reasons given included preferring to use other health care coverage and too much trouble or red tape.

How Much Does VA health care cost per month? ›

The charge ranges from $5 to $11 for each 30 day or less supply of medications provided on an outpatient basis for nonservice-connected conditions. Outpatient – The copayments will be based on primary care visits ($15) and specialty care visits ($50).

Is VA Healthcare expensive? ›

Results: Overall, VA health care costs 33 percent more than it would if purchased in the private sector (95 percent Confidence interval: 19 percent - 52 percent more); VA inpatient care costs were 56 percent higher (95 percent Confidence interval: 27 percent - 105 percent higher).

Why VA Healthcare is different? ›

The VA has 3 core strengths that distinguish its services from those of the private sector in caring for veterans: (1) systemwide clinical expertise regarding service-connected conditions and disorders; (2) a team approach to primary care that is veteran-centric; and (3) a holistic view of the veteran that includes ...

Are Veterans happy with the VA? ›

The survey, which asked Veterans about their experience with VA health care since the MISSION Act was implemented, found that more than 80% were satisfied with their VA health care. Nearly 75% of Veteran respondents reported improvements at their local VA, and more than 90% would recommend VA care to fellow Veterans.

Can you be denied VA health care? ›

VA denies claims when the care was not preauthorized, and the Veteran does not meet eligibility requirements for emergency care. VA rejects claims that cannot be paid or denied due to billing errors or the need for additional information.

Can Veterans go to any doctor now? ›

Under this new expanded program, veterans are eligible to get limited urgent care from civilian doctors regardless of how close they are to a VA facility.

Can I lose my VA health benefits? ›

If you're in one of the lower priority groups, you could lose your VA health care benefits in the future. If you don't keep your private insurance, this would leave you without health coverage.

Do I need private insurance if I have VA benefits? ›

Private insurance is not required. Although insurance is not required for veterans who qualify for VA medical care, any private insurance plan in which the veteran participates will be billed by the VA for services rendered, the same way a civilian hospital would bill the veteran's insurance.

What veterans are not eligible for VA health care? ›

If you're a current or former member of the Reserves or National Guard, you must have been called to active duty by a federal order and completed the full period for which you were called or ordered to active duty. If you had or have active-duty status for training purposes only, you don't qualify for VA health care.

Do I need Medicare if I have VA health care? ›

If you have VA benefits, you do not have to enroll in Medicare in order to keep your VA benefits. That being said, the Veterans Administration actually recommends veterans enroll in Medicare when they become eligible.

Does the VA charge a copay? ›

You'll pay a copay for:

Medications your health care provider prescribes to treat non-service-connected conditions, and. Over-the-counter medications (like aspirin, cough syrup, or vitamins) that you get from a VA pharmacy.

How much does the VA charge for prescriptions? ›

Effective February 27, 2017
30-day or less supply for Tier 1 (Preferred Generics) Medications for certain Veterans:$5
30-day or less supply for Tier 2 (Non-Preferred Generics & some OTCs) Medications for certain Veterans:$8
30-day or less supply for Tier 3 (Brand Name) Medications for certain Veterans:$11

What is the best VA hospital in the United States? ›

Top VA Hospitals Ranked by VA Facility Quality Data (2022 Edition)
RankVA Facility NamePatient Score
1IRON MOUNTAIN MI VA MEDICAL CENTER93
2ASHEVILLE-OTEEN VA MEDICAL CENTER90
3FAYETTEVILLE AR VA MEDICAL CENTER89
4MOUNTAIN HOME VA MEDICAL CENTER89
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Can the VA refuse to treat a Veteran? ›

You can agree to or refuse any treatment. You will be told what is likely to happen to you if you refuse a treatment. Refusing a treatment will not affect your rights to future care but you take responsibility for the impact this decision may have on your health.

What is the largest VA hospital in the United States? ›

Biloxi VA Medical Center

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