20 year retired U.S. Navy (1 year fleet reserve time left)
No disability or service related injury (dummy me)
No Purple Heart
I've never used a Military hospital since I retired. I need to go get something checked. Can I just go to the VA hospital, do I need to apply somewhere, should I just call the hospital and talk to them?
Any advise appreciated. Trying to sort through all the info is a nightmare to say the least.
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The way I understand it, if you retired in good standing that you may go to a VA hospital. Now, that being said, be prepared for a long wait to be seen.
Your best bet is to call your closest VA hospital and speak with them.
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It is the veterans' hospital. You qualified for this benefit when you were honorably discharged. Keep in mind that, just like any other social program, the waits can be long. On the plus side, you can end up with some very good doctors and nurses. My father-in-law received all of his cancer treatment through the VA hospital in Shreveport and they were very good to him.
Go to the Department of Veterans Affairs website. It will have all of the eligibility requirements and you can also apply online for care.
They offer appointments based on tiers. Those with service connected injuries have priority so it can be a long wait.
Only if your poor. You can pay the copay, but it is expensive. Your better off going TRICARE prime if you have it in your area.
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This is a 4 year old topic. Did you bother to look before you posted?
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