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United States Department of Veterans Affairs

CHAMPVA Health Care Program

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

810 Vermont Ave NW, Washington, DC, 20420

Distance: 1062 Miles

(800) 733-8387


Service Details


The Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs (CHAMPVA) is a comprehensive health care program in which the Veterans Administration (VA) shares the cost of covered health care services and supplies with eligible beneficiaries.

Due to the similarity between CHAMPVA and the Department of Defense (DOD) TRICARE program the two are often mistaken for each other. CHAMPVA is a Department of Veterans Affairs program whereas TRICARE is a regionally managed health care program for active duty and retired members of the uniformed services, their families and survivors. In some cases a veteran may look to be eligible for both/either program on paper. However, if you are a military retiree, or the spouse of a veteran who was killed in action, you are and will always be a TRICARE beneficiary, you canĀ“t choose between the two programs.


  • Specialization
    • Family 
    • Older adults 
    • Veteran 


Detailed information on CHAMPVA eligibility criteria is provided by the website.

Application Instructions

See the website for detailed information about how to apply for CHAMPVA.

Area Served



Phone Numbers

Type Number Hours
Crisis Line - Veteran Crisis / Suicide Prevention 988
Toll Free (800) 827-1000

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Other Locations

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