VA Mission Act / Community Care

                                                                             VA MISSION Act: Community Care
            Issued:  April 11, 2019:   VA recently published two public updates and fact sheets about improvements to 
                                                    community care under the MISSION Act. These articles and fact sheets are part of a 
                                                    series detailing the progress VA is making in implementing the MISSION Act.

     General Information



                                                                            VA Urgent Care Benefit: 
The following link contains helpful information regarding Urgent Care visits for the Veteran, for the Provider and for the Pharmacy.   These pages can be printed for the Veteran to take with them to their Urgent Care Provider and Pharmacy
   (updated 10/22/2019)


FAQ'S regarding Urgent / Emergency Care:
How do I know if I need urgent care or emergency care?   Urgent care is for non-life-threatening illnesses or injuries such as strep throat, pink eye, or a strained muscle.  Emergency care is for an injury, illness or symptom so severe that a prudent layperson reasonably believes that delay in seeking immediate medical attention would be hazardous to life or health.  (i.e. severe chest pain, seizures, loss of awareness, heavy, uncontrollable breathing, or severe burns).  For emergency care call 911 or go to the nearest emergency department right away.    NOTE:   VA can only pay for a Veteran's emergency care under certain conditions.

What if I arrive at an in-network urgent care location and have difficulty receiving care?   Call 866-620-2071 or your local VA medical facility:    Saginaw VA Medical Center: 800-406-5143 .