Traveling Veteran Coordinator – Traveling for the Winter?

Call ahead to ensure seamless care


shadow

How to ensure seamless care while traveling

If you are enrolled in health care with VA, you will receive the same care while traveling as you would at home. A Traveling Veteran Coordinator will ensure your new facility is ready for you.

It’s easy. Veterans can continue their VA health care in a different location while traveling. Even if you’ve temporarily relocated, simply consult a Traveling Veteran Coordinator. These coordinators act as a concierge to ensure appointments, prescription refills, and eligibility are transferred to the alternate VA medical center.

Each VA medical center has a Traveling Veteran Coordinator within the VA Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT). To notify VA of your upcoming travel, call your local VA facility and ask for the traveling Veteran coordinator. Notifying VA 4-6 weeks in advance of travel is preferred to ensure seamless care.

Find a VA Facility

Also don’t forget to update your address on file if your mailing address is changing. This can be done in minutes online on VA.gov.

While traveling, take advantage of the United State’s 400+ National Parks – disabled Veterans are eligible for a free National Park Service Lifetime Access Pass.

More information on seamless care for traveling Veterans can be found at: https://www.va.gov/healthbenefits/access/seamless_care.asp

Author

Tim Hudak

  joined the VA in December 2013 and is on the Veterans Experience Office team. Tim, a Chicago-land native enlisted in the Marine Corps straight out of high school. As an intelligence analyst he deployed to Al Anbar province, Iraq with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 363 in 2006 and 2008. After the Marine Corps, Tim used the GI Bill to earn a degree in Intelligence Studies from Mercyhurst University in Erie, Pa., and co-founded the university’s first student Veteran organization. Tim is active in many Veteran organizations.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Solve : *
12 ⁄ 6 =