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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Health Benefits

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Veteran’s Health Administration (VHA) is responsible for providing healthcare to military Veterans.  The VA’s comprehensive medical benefits package offers care and services that are designed to promote good health, preserve current health, and restore better health. This includes treating illnesses and injuries, preventing future health problems, improving functional abilities, and enhancing quality of life.

The VA provides a full spectrum of medically necessary services, based on the judgment of VA primary care providers and in accordance with generally accepted standards of clinical practice. Some of these services include:

                Primary Care
                Health Promotion
                Disease Prevention
                Palliative Care
                Prescriptions For Medications
                Critical Care
                Mental Health Care (including PSTD)
                Women’s Health Care
                Physical Therapy

Additional Information

The VA website provides a comprehensive overview of all its healthcare services for Veterans, in addition to a self-service portal.  Learn more at:

Additional Assistance:

If you would like to learn more about the benefits and services you may be eligible for as a Veteran, servicemember, or as a family member of a Veteran or servicemember, please call the New York State Division of Veterans’ Affairs Help Line at 1.888.838.7697 (VETSNYS), where you may also schedule an appointment with one of our Veterans Benefits Advisors.

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