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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.
Were 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.
Flu 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
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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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