Veterans Choice Program at CFMC
CFMC has the extraordinary distinction of being a provider for the Veterans Choice Program. This is important because it allows us to help our Caswell Veterans get quality health care closer to home.
Veterans Choice Program Background
In August 2014, President Obama signed into law the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act (VACAA) of 2014, which directed the establishment of a new program to better meet the health care needs of our nation's Veterans. The law directs the establishment of a Veterans Choice Card benefit that allows eligible Veterans who live more than 40 miles from a VA facility or are unable to get a VA appointment within 30 days of their preferred date, or within 30 days of the date determined medically necessary by their physicians, to obtain approved care in their community instead.
Who is Eligible for VCP?
A Veteran must have been enrolled in VA health care on or before August 1, 2014, or be eligible to enroll as a recently discharged combat Veteran within 5 years of separation. Additionally, a Veteran must also meet at least one of the following criteria:
What Else do I Need to Know?
Ryan will be distributing VCP FAQ packets to you. If you do not receive one, please inform him so he can create one for you. These materials are designed to be a resource for you so you can get acquainted with the VCP and understand the basics so you know how to answer questions if they arise.
If a person attempts to make an appointment with the front desk and says he's doing so because of the Veterans Choice Program, please advise them that they MUST make an appointment through the program by calling 1-866-606-8198. A VCP representative will help them out and then contact us to make the appointment for them.