This special eligibility includes cost-free health care services and nursing home care for conditions possibly related to military service and enrollment in PG 6 or higher for five years from their date of discharge or release from active duty, unless they are eligible for enrollment in a higher priority group.

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The card will be mailed to you usually within seven to 10 days after it has been requested. If your card is lost or stolen, contact your local VAMC for assistance.

For more information about the types of identification needed, go to “What document(s) do I need to prove my identity to receive a VHIC? You also can visit gov/healthbenefits/vhicor call 1-877-222-VETS (8387) Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. You can request a doctor’s appointment when you apply for enrollment.

You also will receive a personalized letter and a Veterans Health Benefits Handbook in the mail.

The handbook will detail your VA health care benefit information, based on your specific eligibility factors, in an organized, easy-to-read format.

If you need health care before your scheduled appointment, you can contact the enrollment coordinator, the urgent care clinic or the emergency room staff at your local VA medical facility.

Every patient is assigned a Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) they can count on to help coordinate and personalize their care.Every PACT includes a primary care provider, clinical pharmacist, registered nurse care manager, licensed practical nurse or medical assistant and clerk.Veterans can expect their PACT to help them use health care services, including e Health technologies, which are necessary to optimize their health and well-being.If you served in the active military, naval or air service and are separated under any condition other than dishonorable, you may qualify for VA health care benefits.Current and former members of the Reserves or National Guard who were called to active duty (other than for training only) by a federal order and completed the full period for which they were called or ordered to active duty also may be eligible for VA health care.It also includes information on your preferred facility, copayment responsibilities, how to schedule appointments, ways to communicate treatment needs and more.