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Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System


Veterans Choice

Department of Veteran Affairs

Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014 (Public Law 113-146)

---Known as the Choice Act or VA Choice Program---

The new VA Choice Program has generated many questions.  As we move forward and take on this new experience, we must all know a few basic elements.   The information below will provide a general understanding for VA staff that serves our Veterans in person and on the phone.  

**Please be aware this is only a small amount of information.   For complete details and extensive training, please visit the national website dedicated to the VA Choice Program:

VA Choice Program Overview:

The Veteran’s Choice Program, or Choice Program, is a new, temporary program that provides Veterans the ability to receive medical care in the community if VA cannot schedule an appointment within 30 days of the Veteran’s preferred date, or the date determined medically necessary by their provider, or if the Veteran resides more than 40 miles from their closest VA medical facility.

**Special Note:   The Choice Program does not impact existing VA health care or any other Veteran benefits.

Thank you for your continued service!  Remember for additional information related to the VA Choice Program.   Please visit: more »

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