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Veterans now have access to local urgent care clinics in the Tampa Bay area

Posted at 1:20 PM, Jul 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-17 13:20:07-04

TAMPA, Fla. — A law passed last month now gives eligible veterans access to urgent and walk-in care at participating clinics in the Tampa Bay area.


The Mission Act was passed to make access to healthcare easier. The urgent care benefit provides a convenient way to get treatment for minor injuries and illnesses such as colds and strep throat.

Eligible veterans can visit an urgent care provider in the VA’s network without a prior authorization from the VA.

To be eligible, veterans must be enrolled in the VA health care system and have received care through VA from either a VA or community provider within the past 24 months.

Veterans can find participating clinics in their area by using the online VA Urgent Care locator.