You’re a veteran? Read on

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The Veterans Health Administration reports having the largest integrated health care system in the United States, with 152 medical centers, numerous community-based outpatient clinics, community living centers, Vet Centers and Domiciliaries. More than 5.5 million Veterans receive VA health care each year.

If you are a veteran, you may complete an online survey to see whether you’re likely to be eligible for VA health care benefits.  Or visit this page on the VA website learn more about elibility.

According to the VA, the fastest way to apply for benefits is online; you will need Adobe Reader 9.2 or newer to open the 10-10EZ form.

Click here to apply online or print out an application.  Other ways you can apply for enrollment & health benefits: By phone, mail, or in person at a VA location.

Veterans Health Administration Medical Centers provide traditional hospital care such as surgeries, critical care, mental health, orthopedics, pharmacy, radiology and physical therapy.

Most also offer specialty services, such as audiology & speech pathology, dermatology, dental, geriatrics, neurology, oncology, podiatry, prosthetics, urology, and vision care. Some offer advanced services such as organ transplants and plastic surgery.

Services available in Akron and Cleveland include:

Dietetics
Home Based Primary Care
Laboratory
Optometry
Outpatient Mental Health *
Pharmacy **
Physical Therapy
Podiatry
Primary Care
Radiology
Women’s Clinic
Other VA programs that might help you:

The VA Office of Dentistry offering limited benefits to those who are eligible.

Geriatric and Extended Care for those with service-related disabilities who meet eligibility requirements.

New services for Post 9/11 Veterans and Caregivers.

In addition to benefits and services for eligible Veterans disabled in the line of duty since September 11, 2001, VA provides enhanced benefits and services to caregivers of Veterans of all eras who are already enrolled in VA care. Call VA’s toll-free Caregiver Support Line to learn more: 1-855-260-3274.

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Because healthcare information changes rapidly, you should always verify information with your providers.