People often ask us, “Are Veterans eligible for chiropractic benefits?” President George Bush signed a law guaranteeing chiropractic care for all eligible VA patients in 2002. So, the short answer is yes. However, many veterans are unaware of these benefits or do not know how to receive them.
How Can I Get Chiropractic Care Through The VA?
Some VA clinics have chiropractors on staff to provide care at no cost. However, about two-thirds of VA clinics still do not (including any that are reasonably located near Milwaukee). Veterans who do not live near a VA clinic offering chiropractic can get care at an off-site clinic through an option called “fee-basis.”
How Do I Get Off-Site Chiropractic Care?
Reach out to your primary care provider at the VA and let them know that you are interested in receiving chiropractic care. You can request to be seen at a VA-approved off-site clinic if your VA clinic doesn’t provide chiropractic care. At our offices, we have worked with the VA to provide care for a number of veterans, and it is usually a pretty simple process. We handle most of the logistics with the VA. All you need to do is show up for your appointment.
How Much Does Chiropractic Care Cost For VA Patients?
Eligible veterans have no out-of-pocket costs through the “fee-basis” option, which allows you to go to an off-site clinic. The VA covers your fees at 100% for approved visits. We work with your primary care provider and the VA to approve visits and we’ll let you know exactly how many visits are approved, so there will never be any surprises for you.