VA Approved Urgent Care
Veterans can now come to urgent care thanks to the VA MISSION Act and the Veterans Community Care Program. Signed in 2018 and implemented as of June 6, 2019, Veterans can now seek care at select approved civilian clinic. MainStreet Family Care is proud to be an approved civilian urgent care facility, and we look forward to serving you just as you’ve served our country!
How to get urgent care for Veterans?
This new program allows Veterans who are enrolled in the VA health care system and who have visited a VA doctor, or a civilian doctor under the VA Choice program, to see an urgent care doctor for free if:
- The Veteran is eligible for the benefit;
- The urgent care provider is part of the VA’s contracted network of community providers; and
- The services are not excluded under the benefit (such as preventative care and dental services)
The VA does recommend that you should verify with the VA that you are eligible for the benefit and that the treatment you seek is covered under the program. You will probably need to do this only once, but it’s a good idea to make sure everything is squared away. If you visit an urgent care provider when you aren’t eligible, or you get medical treatment that isn’t covered under the new program, you’ll be on the hook for the full amount of the bill.
Where can I find a Veteran’s urgent care?
All of MainStreet Family Care’s clinics are VA authorized urgent care locations. We have 16 locations throughout Alabama spreading from Arab and Centre down to Andalusia and Eufaula. Check out our list of locations to find a VA authorized MainStreet clinic near you.
What will it cost me to come to MainStreet?
When you choose MainStreet Family Care, as a VA patient, you never have to pay a co-pay at the time of service!
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. However, the VA will bill you for the co-pay after your visit.
For more information on the VA MISSION Act of 2018, copayments for Veterans and urgent care for Veterans, click here.
Sources: VA.gov and Military.com