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Veterans Administration Healthcare

Dental Insurance

Veterans Administration is now offering Dental Insurance. Offers competitive rates and quality coverage.  For more information please see the links below.

Enrolling for Veterans Healthcare

Congress has required that after October 1, 1998, most veterans must be enrolled to receive VA hospital and outpatient care. Congress has also expanded the range of medical services that enrolled veterans may receive. Veterans may apply for enrollment at any time, and our Veterans Service Office will help facilitate those claims. Here are some common questions about enrollment and benefits.

The number of Veterans who can be enrolled in the health care program is determined by the amount of money Congress gives VA each year. Since funds are limited, the VA sets up Priority Groups to make sure that certain groups of Veterans are able to be enrolled before others.

Once you apply for enrollment, your eligibility will be verified. Based on your specific eligibility status, you will be assigned a Priority Group. The Priority Groups range from 1-8 with 1 being the highest priority for enrollment. Some Veterans may have to agree to pay co-pay to be placed in certain Priority Groups.

You may be eligible for more than one Enrollment Priority Group. In that case, VA will always place you in the highest Priority Group that you are eligible for. Under the Medical Benefits Package, the same services are generally available to all enrolled Veterans. VA determines your eligibility for VA’s comprehensive medical benefits package through our patient enrollment system, which is based on Priority Groups from 1 through 8.

Enrollment Priorities

  • Priority Group 1:
    • Veterans with VA Service-connected disabilities rated 50% or more.
    • Veterans assigned a total disability rating for compensation based on unemployability.
  • Priority Group 2:
    • Veterans with VA Service-connected disabilities rated 30% or 40%.
  • Priority Group 3:
    • Veterans who are former POWs.
    • Veterans awarded the Purple Heart Medal.
    • Veterans awarded the Medal of Honor.
    • Veterans whose discharge was for a disability incurred or aggravated in the line of duty.
    • Veterans with VA Service-connected disabilities rated 10% or 20%.
    • Veterans awarded special eligibility classification under Title 38, U.S.C., § 1151, “benefits for individuals disabled by treatment or vocational rehabilitation.”
  • Priority Group 4:
    • Veterans receiving increased compensation or pension based on their need for regular Aid and Attendance or by reason of being permanently Housebound.
    • Veterans determined by VA to be catastrophically disabled.
  • Priority Group 5:
    • Non-Service-Connected Veterans and non-compensable Service-Connected Veterans rated 0%, whose annual income and/or net worth are not greater than the VA financial thresholds.
    • Veterans receiving VA Pension benefits.
    • Veterans eligible for Medicaid benefits.
  • Priority Group 6:
    • Compensable 0% Service-connected Veterans.
    • Veterans exposed to ionizing radiation during atmospheric testing or during the occupation of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
    • Project 112/SHAD participants.
    • Veterans who served in the Republic of Vietnam between January 9, 1962 and May 7, 1975.
    • Veterans who served in the Southwest Asia theater of operations from August 2, 1990, through November 11, 1998.
    • Veterans who served in a theater of combat operations after November 11, 1998, as follows:
      • Veterans discharged from active duty on or after January 28, 2003, for five years post discharge
  • Priority Group 7:
    • Veterans with incomes below the geographic means test (GMT) income thresholds and who agree to pay the applicable co-payment.
  • Priority Group 8:
    • Veterans with gross household incomes above the VA national income threshold and the geographically-adjusted income threshold for their resident location and who agrees to pay co-pays
    • Veterans eligibility for enrollment: Noncompensable 0% service-connected and:
      • Subpriority a: Enrolled as of January 16, 2003, and who have remained enrolled since that date and/ or placed in this subpriority due to changed eligibility status.
      • Subpriority b: Enrolled on or after June 15, 2009 whose income exceeds the current VA National Income Thresholds or VA National Geographic Income Thresholds by 10% or less
    • Veterans eligible for enrollment: Non-Service-connected and:
      • Subpriority c: Enrolled as January 16, 2003, and who remained enrolled since that date and/ or placed in this subpriority due to changed eligibility status
      • Subpriority d: Enrolled on or after June 15, 2009 whose income exceeds the current VA National Income Thresholds or VA National Geographic Income Thresholds by 10% or less
    • Veterans not eligible for enrollment: Veterans not meeting the criteria above:
      • Subpriority e: Noncompensable 0% service-connected
      • Subpriority g: Non-Service-connected

VA Medical Clinics

VA Northern California Health Care System
5342 Dudley Blvd
Sacramento, CA 94203
(916) 561-7400

Sierra Nevada Health Care System
11985 Heritage Oaks Pl
Auburn, CA 95603
(530) 889-0872

VA Hospitals

VA Northern California Health Care System
10535 Hospital Way
Mather, CA 95655
(916) 366-5366

Sierra Nevada Health Care System
1000 Locust St.
Reno, NV 89502
(888) 838-6256