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New York/New Jersey VA Health Care Network


Veterans Resource Directory

VA Health Care

VA Health Benefits
VA provides a standard enhanced health benefits plan available to all enrolled veterans and maintains an annual enrollment system to manage the provision of quality hospital and outpatient medical care and treatment. VA provides every active-duty service member, Reservist or National Guard member who serves in a theater of combat operations five years of free health care beginning on the date of discharge or release from service for all illnesses and injuries unless clearly unrelated to military service. At the end of the five-year period, these veterans have the same eligibility for VA medical care as veterans of earlier conflicts, and co-payment status will depend on whether illness or injury is found to be service-connected.

Veterans Health Administration (VHA) provides a number of health care services:
  • Hospital, outpatient medical, community living centers, and community-based residential care
  • Dental, pharmacy, mental health, and prosthetic services
  • Medical evaluation for military service exposure to environmental hazards
  • Readjustment counseling
  • Alcohol and drug dependency treatment
  • Sexual trauma counseling
  • Specialized health care for women veterans
  • Health and rehabilitation programs for homeless veterans
  • Domiciliary

For information on health care benefits and services
Telephone: (877) 222-8387

For information on health care eligibility
Telephone: (800) 929-838

My HealtheVet
My HealtheVet provides access to trusted health information, links to VA benefits and resources, a Personal Health Record, online VA prescription refills, and much more. In the future, registered users will be able to view appointments, copay balances, and key portions of their VA medical records online.

Health Insurance **
TRICARE is a regionally managed health care program for active duty and retired members of the uniformed services, their families, and survivors.
Telephone: (877) 874-2273 (TRICARE North Region)

Health Care for Women
Each VA Medical Center has a Women Veterans Program Manager (WVPM) who helps women understand their benefits, and coordinates their care. The Women Veterans Program Manager can assist women veterans in establishing their eligibility, understanding their benefits, and obtaining their health care in the VA system. The Women Veterans Health Program provides a full range of medical and mental health services, including:
  • primary care
  • reproductive health
  • gynecology services
  • patient education
  • preventive health screening for breast cancer, cervical cancer and osteoporosis
  • screening, counseling, and treatment for sexual trauma, substance abuse, PTSD and domestic violence
  • vocational rehabilitation
  • Homeless programs
  • transition assistance separating from military duty
For more information contact your local VA Medical Center's Women Veterans Program Manager.

Women Veterans Health Program

The Center for Women Veterans

DoD Deployment Health & Family Readiness Library **
This library provides servicemembers, families, veterans and health care providers an easy way to quickly find deployment health and family readiness information.

** Link will take you to another government agency outside of the Department of Veterans Affairs Web site (VA). The link will open in a new window.