Did you know that veterans enrolled in the VA health care system can visit a civilian urgent care provider for free without an appointment?
Effective in 2019, the Department of Veterans Affairs’ VA Mission Act allows veterans who are enrolled in the VA health care system to visit an urgent care center for free under certain circumstances. This act allows eligible veterans to visit participating urgent care centers for their urgent care needs without pre-authorization or an appointment.
Veterans in Priority Groups 1 to 5, as well as some veterans in Priority Group 6, can visit an authorized urgent care center for free up to three times every year. After that, each visit will cost $30. Veterans in Priority Groups 7 and 8 will have a $30 co-payment for each visit.
All of the Urgent Team Family of Centers are authorized VA Urgent Care Providers as part of the VA MISSION Act.
“Getting veterans the care they need – when they need it – is critically important to improving the American healthcare system,” said Tom Dent, Urgent Team CEO and Chairman. “With more than nine million veterans enrolled in the VA’s healthcare, they deserve access to timely, quality care and the Urgent Team Family of Centers is committed to helping enable this new path of convenient care for those who served our country.”
Learn more about the program and eligibility by visiting this website.
For a list of all of our locations, visit: Urgent Team Family of Centers locations.