What is a Veteran's Community Based Outpatient Clinic? When Should I Use a VA Clinic?

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Veteran's community based outpatient clinics (CBOC) are medical centers that provide a variety of primary care services to eligible veterans.

Services available at a CBOC can include: routine physical examinations, immunizations, prescription of medications, on-site laboratory and x-ray services, women's care, referral to specialists and/or the local VA hospital as appropriate, mental health, counseling, and group therapy.

Who are eligible veterans?

How do you know if you are an eligible veteran? The United States Department of Veterans Affairs has a website. This page: Health Benefits Home for Veterans provides more information on who qualifies as an eligible veteran. Their website also provides enrollment information and the steps of the application process.

How do you choose the best veteran's community based outpatient clinics?

When selecting a veteran's community based outpatient clinics, you should consider the following factors:

1. Services offered: Verify the veteran's clinic has specialists who can treat the medical condition for which care is needed.

2. Location: The VA clinic should be within a comfortable travel distance.

3. Quality: Does the VA clinic and it's staff provide quality care? Ask family and friends if they have any recommendations. Search online for reviews. Both can help you figure out where to get quality care.


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