If you served in the military on active duty and separated under conditions other than dishonorable, you may qualify for health care benefits through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The VA sends each new benefits enrollee an introductory letter and personalized Veterans Health Benefits Handbook in the mail.
To obtain access to your VA health care benefits, first you must apply for enrollment. There are several convenient ways to do so, described below.
Apply by Telephone
The telephone application option is a convenient way to enroll, eliminating the need for a signed paper document. VA staff members will collect the required information and process the application for an enrollment determination. To apply, call 1-877-222-VETS (8387), Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. EST.
It also is possible to fill out an application online and submit via the web to the VA for processing. Using this method, no additional documents are required to verify military service. If you were recently discharged, the VSC will get your military information for you. Once the application is submitted, you will automatically receive a confirmation message notifying receipt. Complete the application online at: www.vets.gov/health-care/apply/.
Apply by Mail
You can pick up an application at your local VA office or download, print and fill out VA Form 10-10EZ enrollment application for health benefits and mail it to:
Health Eligibility Center
2957 Clairmont Road, Suite 200
Atlanta, GA 30329-1647
Apply in Person
You can apply in person at:
Akron Multi-Specialty Outpatient Clinic
55 W. Waterloo Road
Akron, OH 44319
The clinic can be reached by phone at 330-724-7715.
You’re also welcome to visit our headquarters office on Waterloo Road in Akron for assistance in completing your health care enrollment application.