Veterans Choice Program

Program Eligibility

To be eligible for VCP, veterans must be enrolled in VA health care and meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • live more than 40 miles from a VA health care facility
  • are unable to get a VA appointment within 30 days of their preferred date/the date determined medically necessary by their physician
  • need to travel by air, boat, or ferry to the VA medical facility closest to their home
  • face an unusual or excessive burden in traveling to a VA medical facility based on geographic challenges, environmental factors, or a medical condition
  • have specific health care needs that warrant participation in the program
  • live in a state or territory without a full-service VA medical facility

To verify eligibility, veterans must call the Veterans Choice Call Center at 1-866-606-8198.