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VA MISSION Act Urgent Care Benefits

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Beginning June 6, Veterans must have been seen in the VA System, or by a VA community care provider in the last 24 months, to be eligible for this benefit

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Locate the nearest VA-approved Urgent Care: HERE

Veterans must have been seen in the VA system or by a VA community care provider within the last 24 months in order to use this benefit.

The urgent care benefit covers treatment of non-emergent symptoms such as flu-like symptoms (coughs and colds), wheezing, sprains, sore throats, painful urination, bumps and bruises, ear pain, and mild skin irritations, which are typically addressed by urgent care facilities and walk-in retail health clinics. Excluded from the benefit are preventive and dental services.

Important: While urgent care is a convenient benefit for the treatment of non-emergent symptoms, Veterans should always consider talking with or seeing their primary care provider if they are concerned that the community provider will not understand the complexities of their medical history or medications.

In addition, if you believe your life or health is in danger, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency department right away.

For more information click here: VA MISSION Act Urgent Care Fact Sheet

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