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.
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