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You may be eligible for health care through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Enrollment in the Veterans Affairs (VA) health care system means:

  • Medical care rated among the best in the United States
  • Immediate benefits of health care coverage. Veterans may apply for VA health care enrollment at any time.
  • No enrollment fee, monthly premiums, or deductibles. Most Veterans have no out-of-pocket costs. Some Veterans may have to pay small copayments for health care or prescription drugs.
  • More than 1,700 places available to get your care. This means your coverage can go with you if you travel or move.
  • Meeting the new requirement to have health care coverage.

If you are not enrolled in Veterans Affairs health care, you can apply at any time.

Use the VA Health Benefits Explorer to learn about the benefits you could receive as an enrolled Veteran. You will be given an opportunity to apply for enrollment after completing the Explorer. If you wish, you can skip the Explorer and simply apply for enrollment now. You can also call 1-877-222-8387 (VETS) for assistance and to check the status of an enrollment application.

If you are enrolled in Veterans Affairs health care, you don’t need to take additional steps to meet the Affordable Care Act health care law coverage standards. The health care law does not change Veterans Affairs health benefits or Veterans’ out-of-pocket costs.

Find out more about the Affordable Care Act and Veterans Affairs health care.

If you have questions, please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions. Download a brochure or other materials from VA Healthcare ACA Spread the Word.

Virginia Veteran and Family Support Program

Virginia Veteran and Family Support (VVFS) Program in the Virginia Dept. of Veterans Services (DVS) provides assistance with navigating VA services and other community resources. Free assistance is available statewide, please call 1-877-285-1299, or 804-371-4675, or visit the website:

VVFS offers:

Veterans Navigator

A new website now offers an online range of educational materials, support programs and other resources for Virginia’s nearly 725,000 veterans as well as their families and caregivers. offers tips and services to help secure U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs benefits, employment programs, housing support, mental health, educational programs, legal help, and more.