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Outside of the veterans administration hospitals, where can a veteran receive treatment?
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Dr. Erin Robertson
General Practice
3 doctors agree
In brief: Depends case by case
The VA system is undergoing major policy changes right now.
The VA would like to manage 100% of veterans' health if possible so no one falls through the cracks. It depends a bit on your coverage: http://www.va.gov/healthbenefits/cost/insurance.asp as well as the nature of your illnesses.

In brief: Depends case by case
The VA system is undergoing major policy changes right now.
The VA would like to manage 100% of veterans' health if possible so no one falls through the cracks. It depends a bit on your coverage: http://www.va.gov/healthbenefits/cost/insurance.asp as well as the nature of your illnesses.
Dr. Erin Robertson
Dr. Erin Robertson
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Many options
The VA hospitals are designed to treat conditions that have resulted from time in service (service connected).
They have expanded this role in many cases and much care is available that is not connected to being in combat, etc. If you have ordinary insurance, you can be treated anywheres and with the Accountable Care Act (Obamacare) you can be treated anywhere unless a new Congress kills this.

In brief: Many options
The VA hospitals are designed to treat conditions that have resulted from time in service (service connected).
They have expanded this role in many cases and much care is available that is not connected to being in combat, etc. If you have ordinary insurance, you can be treated anywheres and with the Accountable Care Act (Obamacare) you can be treated anywhere unless a new Congress kills this.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. Gutti Rao
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
2 doctors agree
In brief: Anywhere
Veteran can go anywhere for treatment.
Your va insurance may not pay for outside services, but if you are willing to pay for those services.

In brief: Anywhere
Veteran can go anywhere for treatment.
Your va insurance may not pay for outside services, but if you are willing to pay for those services.
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao
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Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Clinical Psychology
In brief: Treatment options
In addition to VA hospitals, the VA has a number of outpatient clinics, referred to as community based outpatient clinics (CBOCs) .
Also, many non-VA providers have the expertise and are interested in treating veterans. If you specifically want to be treated outside of the VA, you should contact your local VA to see if you are eligible for fee based care outside of the system.

In brief: Treatment options
In addition to VA hospitals, the VA has a number of outpatient clinics, referred to as community based outpatient clinics (CBOCs) .
Also, many non-VA providers have the expertise and are interested in treating veterans. If you specifically want to be treated outside of the VA, you should contact your local VA to see if you are eligible for fee based care outside of the system.
Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Dr. Sherry Broadwell
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