Care in the Community Page - South Texas Veterans Health Care System (STVHCS)
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South Texas Veterans Health Care System (STVHCS)

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Care in the Community Page

Attention Veterans. The VA MISSION Act of 2018 was signed into law June 6, 2018 and became effective June 6, 2019. One of the biggest changes is for Veterans who were eligible for community care through the Choice 40 Program should now call the South Texas VA Office of Community care at 210-949-3850 to request care.  For a better understanding of the MISSION Act and its requirements, please read the highlights from our telephone town hall, held April 30, 2019 and the MISSION Act Fact Sheet below.


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Urgent Care

VA offers urgent care services to eligible Veterans at VA medical facilities or at in‑network urgent care clinics closer to home.  Use VA’s urgent care benefit to treat minor injuries and illnesses that are not life-threatening, such as colds, strep throat, sprained muscles, and skin and ear infections.  To make sure you have a smooth experience, please review the information on this page to understand the requirements and limitations associated with this benefit.

MISSION Act Letter to Veterans from Dr. Richard Stone

 MISSION Act General Brochure

2018 MISSION Act 101
      2018 Mission Act Fact Sheet 

        MISSION Act Overview Trifold  
            Handy "How To" guide for accessing Care in the Community

                South Texas VA Community Care Key Telephone List

                 Obtaining emergency medical care at a non-VA facility fact sheet

                 Click this link for other emergency medical care information

        **NEW   Veterans Prescription Benefit Fact Sheet  NEW**

              Watch this VA video on obtaining emergency medical care.