Apply for VA Health Care

VA health care includes regular checkups with your primary care doctor and access to specialists, such as cardiologists, gynecologists, and mental health providers. You can also get home health care and geriatric care, as well as medical equipment, prosthetics, and prescriptions.

Apply for VA Health Care

Other ways to apply

  • Call 1-877-222-8387 Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (EST) to get help with your application.

  • Mail in your application. You can download, print, and fill out the 10-10EZ, then send it to this address:

Health Eligibility Center
2957 Clairmont Rd., Suite 200
Atlanta, GA 30329

What information will you need to complete the 10-10EZ?

  • Your most recent tax return
  • Social security numbers for yourself and your dependents
  • Account numbers for any current insurance programs in which you are already enrolled

How long will it take to process your application?

Less than one week. If more than a week has passed since you submitted your application and you haven’t heard back, please don’t apply again. Call 1-877-222-VETS (8387), then press 2.

Are you eligible for VA health care?

If you served on active duty, and separated under conditions other than dishonorable, you may qualify for VA health care.

If you separated under a dishonorable discharge, visit healthcare.gov to find out if you qualify for health insurance.

If at least one of the following applies to you, you probably qualify for VA health care:

  • You receive financial compensation (pay) from VA for a service-connected disability.
  • You were discharged for a disability that happened or was made worse in the line of duty.
  • You are a recently discharged Combat Veteran.
  • You receive a VA pension.
  • You are a former Prisoner of War.
  • You have received a Purple Heart.
  • You receive (or are eligible for) Medicaid benefits.
  • You served in Vietnam between January 9, 1962, and May 7, 1975.
  • You served in Southwest Asia during the Gulf War between August 2, 1990, and November 11, 1998.
  • You served at least 30 days at Camp Lejeune between August 1, 1953, and December 31, 1987.

If none of the above apply to you, you may still qualify for care based on your income. Learn more about how the amount of money your family makes (income threshold) can affect your eligibility for VA benefits.

Already enrolled?

To update your personal, insurance, or financial information from a previous application, download and fill out a 10-10EZR.

Additional forms for caregivers and active-duty Servicemembers

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