CARE FOR VETERANS
Provider information for veteran emergency care, inpatient care, behavioral health, critical findings, secondary authorizations, referrals, and screenings
Ascension sites of care can provide primary care, inpatient care, outpatient specialty care and mental health services to veterans who receive preauthorization. Long-term care and emergency care is not currently covered under the Veterans Choice Program. The VA has other options for veterans requiring emergency care.
Emergency care should be provided to any eligible veteran who self presents to an emergency facility seeking care. The VA Medical Center (VAMC) staff will determine the veteran’s eligibility and authorize care.
If a veteran presents for emergency care, the servicing provider must notify the closest VAMC as soon as possible within 72 hours.
Office and Appointment Access Standards
Providers must comply with the following office and appointment access standards:
Urgent care is defined as care considered essential to evaluate and stabilize conditions that may result in loss of life, limb or vision; care that if not provided will likely result in unacceptable morbidity/pain when there is significant delay in evaluation or treatment.