Resources for Veterans

Community Care Resources


A veteran’s eligibility for community care depends on his/her individual health care needs or circumstances. Veterans must receive approval from VA prior to obtaining care from a community provider, in most circumstances.

Learn more about eligibility at

Urgent Care

VA offers urgent care services to eligible veterans at VA medical facilities or at in network urgent care clinics closer to home. Use VA’s urgent care benefit to treat minor injuries and illnesses that are not life-threatening, such as colds, strep throat, sprained muscles and skin and ear infections.

Learn more about urgent care at

72-Hour Community Care Inpatient and Emergency Room Notification Hotline

The notification processes for emergency and inpatient care in the community changed as of June 8, 2020. All notifications of Veterans seeking emergency/inpatient care in the community will be reported to a centralized call center.

Failure to report in a timely manner may impact a veteran’s eligibility for VA to cover the cost of treatment.

1-844-72HRVHA (1-844-724-7842)

Billing Issues Related to Community Care

VA’s Community Care Contact Center can assist veterans with resolving adverse credit reporting or debt collection actions resulting from authorized VA community care claims. Specially trained call center staff work one-on-one with Veterans to research and resolve collection-specific issues.

Veterans should gather any letters, notices or information regarding debt collection or adverse credit reports related to authorized use of VA community care and call the number listed below between 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.

1-844-881-7618, Option 1

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Contact the UVC

The New Jersey State AFL-CIO Union Veterans Council seeks members who want to honor their sisters and brothers in the labor movement who served their country. Activities are planned throughout the year, and especially on military remembrance days. Contact our Steering Committee Chairman.