Calling all US Military Veterans! You can access urgent care right here in Bellingham/Whatcom County without going to a VA clinic.
If you are registered with the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), here is how you can access urgent and emergency care in the community:
Urgent Care in the Community: If you have seen your primary care provider within the last 24 months, you are eligible for the VA’s urgent care benefit. You can visit an in-network urgent care clinic to treat minor injuries and illnesses that are not life-threatening. To verify your eligibility for VA urgent care, call 844-MyVA311 (844-698-2311) and select option one, then option three. To find in-network urgent care providers and pharmacies, visit www.va.gov/find-locations.
For more information, visit the VA's Urgent Care webpage.
Emergency Care in the Community: During a medical emergency, seek care immediately at the nearest hospital, whether it is a VA medical center or not. Veterans do not need to check with VA before calling an ambulance or going to a community hospital emergency department. However, for VA to coordinate and potentially pay for emergency care, you must let VA know within 72 hours of your hospital visit, at 844-72HRVHA (844-724-7842).
For more information visit the VA's Emergency Medical Care webpage.