VA Texas Valley Coastal Bend Health Care System (VCB)
Non-VA Purchased Care-Patient Information
|To notify us of a non-VA emergency room visit or admission, to check the status of a claim or authorization, or for general purchased care questions please Call 956-291-9068.
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Are you eligible to receive Non-VA health services?
What you should do after receiving Non-VA health services from an emergent situation?Emergency Non-VA Health Services
What‘s next when you receive an authorization for Non-VA health services from the Texas Valley Coastal Bend VA?
Are you eligible for Travel Pay or Special Mode Transportation to my Non-VA health service appointment?
Beneficiary Travel Eligibility
The eligibility requirements for travel to Authorized Non-VA Health Services are the same as for regular VA appointments.
Transportation is provided at VA expense to veterans (for the examination, treatment, or care for which they are eligible) who:
How do you get reimbursed for travel to a Non-VA health service appointment?
You must claim travel pay at the Texas Valley Coastal Bend VA Medical Center Travel Department within 30 days of your appointment
How to fill prescriptions for approved Non-VA Purchased Care?
When a prescription is received by the Non-VA Purchased Care prescription service, a pharmacist will contact you to arrange delivery and discuss any medication related questions you may have. Approved prescriptions may also be dropped off at your local VA Texas Valley Coastal Bend Pharmacy by the Veteran; however these prescriptions will be mailed to the patient’s address of record. Please arrange for prescriptions to be filled in advance of the date needed. Prescribed medications must be consistent with the VA National Formulary. The VA will not reimburse for any medications that are not on the VA National Formulary. A copy of the VA National Formulary can be found on the web http://www.pbm.va.gov/NationalFormulary.aspx
You may mail correspondence to the VA Texas Valley Coastal Bend Non-VA Purchased Care office using the following address:
You may also contact the VA Texas Valley Coastal Bend community care office via phone: 956-291-9068