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Vet Centers

Health Care

Overview of VA health care

Vet Centers provide community-based counseling, outreach, and referral services to eligible Veterans who served in any combat zone or area of hostility, experienced military sexual trauma, served as part of a mortuary affairs or drone crew, served on active duty in response to a national emergency or major disaster, served in the Coast Guard in a drug interdiction operation, and their families. Services include counseling for transitioning and readjustment, military sexual trauma, and issues related to marriage, family, and bereavement. Referrals to VA mental health care, employment, education, and other services and benefits are also provided.

More than 300 Vet Centers are located throughout the United States. Veterans living in rural areas may also access these services through Mobile Vet Centers (MVCs), which travel from county to county to reach as many Veteran as possible.  There is no requirement to apply for VA Health Care or Benefits prior to receiving Vet Center services. Eligible Veterans can just visit one of our locations.

Learn more about Vet Centers and Mobile Vet Centers or find one near you for fast access to quality VA care.

How to Apply for VA Health Care

  • Apply Online

    The fastest and easiest way to get access to your benefits is to apply using your computer or mobile device.

  • Apply By Phone

    Call 1-877-222-8387 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST.

  • Apply By Mail

    Print, fill out, and mail VA Form 10-10EZ to

    Health Eligibility Center
    Enrollment Eligibility Center
    2957 Clairmont Road, Suite 200
    Atlanta, GA 30329-1647
  • Apply In Person

    Visit the nearest VA medical center or clinic.


Some benefits may also be used by active service members, reservists, and National Guard members as well as eligible spouses, children, and survivors of Veterans and service members. Consult the VA benefits booklet or visit the nearest VA regional office for character of discharge requirements and more detailed information.

Page last updated on October 5, 2021


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