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The Veterans Administration (VA) has the largest integrated healthcare system in our nation. It has over 1500 facilities throughout the country that address most of the issues affecting our nation’s Veterans. To support this effort, the VA has established 21 regional Veterans Integrated Service Networks (VISN) nationwide. Eligible Veterans may receive care from a full range of healthcare services provided by facilities within these networks.

Utah falls within the VA Salt Lake City healthcare System under VISN 19, the Rocky Mountain Network. Veterans within the state of Utah can receive care from a variety of facilities including a VA Medical Center, six Outpatient Clinics, and three Vet Centers.

http://www.saltlakecity.va.gov/

In addition to those Veterans who are found eligible to receive care by the VA, Combat veterans who were discharged or released from active service on or after Jan. 28, 2003 are eligible for care in the VA health care system for five years from their date of discharge or release. The enrollment period begins on the discharge or separation date of the service member from active duty service, or in the case of multiple call-ups, the most recent discharge date. Veterans, including activated Reservists and National Guard members, are eligible if they served on active duty in a theater of combat operations after Nov. 11, 1998 and have been discharged under other than dishonorable conditions.

For further information on eligibility for VA healthcare, please follow the link below.

http://www.va.gov/healthbenefits/apply/veterans.asp

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