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.
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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.