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Cold or Flu?

Providing Health Care for Veterans

The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.

Marines salutingWere you at Camp Lejeune between 1957 and 1987?

You may be eligible for VA health care. From the 1950s through the 1980s, people living or working at the U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, were potentially exposed to drinking water contaminated with industrial solvents, benzene, and other chemicals.

New health benefits

Under a law signed Aug. 6, 2012 (215 KB), Veterans and family members who served on active duty or resided at Camp Lejeune for 30 days or more between Jan. 1, 1957 and Dec. 31, 1987 may be eligible for medical care through VA for 15 health conditions.

Learn more about Camp Lejeune health benefits and which conditions are covered.

a woman blowing her nose outside in the coldFlu Self Assessment

How do you know whether you have the flu? How do you know when it might be best to stay home, call a nurse advice line or your health care provider, or go for medical help?

Take VA’s easy and useful flu self assessment. Download a flu self assessment flowchart.


ACCESS and QUALITY DATA

Wait times, satisfaction scores, and quality comparisons for VA health care facilities. Visit tool online at
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VA Access Audit

VA is already taking corrective action to address issues resulting from the audit. Read about the
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Stories from Medical Centers

VA clinicians from across the Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System attended the Whole Health for Pain and Suffering courses.

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