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VA General Health Care

Benefit Category: Federal
Fargo VA Medical Center

Since 1929, Veterans Affairs Medical Center VAMC Fargo has been improving the health of the men and women who have so proudly served our nation. We consider it our privilege to serve your health care needs in any way we can. Services are available to more than 89,000 veterans living in North Dakota, Minnesota, and South Dakota.

Check out the calendar for the latest Fargo VAMC events!

Apply For Your VA Health Benefits or Update Your Information

The fastest and easiest way to apply or update your information is online!  First time enrolling for benefits or already enrolled? Submit or update your personal, insurance, and financial information here!

Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act

On August 7, 2014, President Obama signed into law the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014 (Public Law 113-146) ("Choice Act").  Technical revisions to the Choice Act were made on September 26, 2014, when the President signed into law the Department of Veterans Affairs Expiring Authorities Act of 2014 (Public Law 113-175).

VA's goal continues to be to provide timely, high-quality healthcare for Veterans. Veterans and VA employees nationwide understand the need for reform, and VA is committed to putting these reforms into place.

On November 5th, 2014, VA announced the initial role out of the choice program, a provision of the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act (VACAA). Below are fact sheets on both the Choice, and VACAA in general, as well as an open-letter from Secretary McDonald.

Choice Program Fact Sheet | VACAA Progress Fact Sheet | Open Letter from Secretary McDonald

Help determining your eligibility and assistance with obtaining care through Choice Program: Care In the Community Team at the Fargo VA: 701-232-3241 ext .93411

Choice Contractor in ND: Health Net 866-606-8198

Community-Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC)

In addition to the main facility in Fargo, they offer services in nine community-based outpatient clinics. These clinics are located in —

Returning OIF/OEF/OND Servicemembers

Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF)/Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) combat Veterans can receive cost free medical care for any condition related to their service in the Iraq (OIF)/Afghanistan (OEF) theater for five years after the date of their discharge or release.

Visit the VA website or contact the following for more information:

Fargo Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) OEF/OIF Program Manager

1-800-410-9723 or 701-239-3700 ext. 9-3787

Located in room 1135c on the first floor of the Fargo VA Medical Center

Advanced Care Planning

The Fargo VA offers "Advanced Care Planning every day Monday-Friday from 11:00 a.m. -- 12:00 p.m. at the Fargo VA Medical Center. Planning sessions are held in Room 1C-86. Those veterans located near Community Based Outreach Clinics (CBOC's) can visit their CBOC and attend via Video Conference (Call in V-TEL 9529100).

The Advanced Care Planning will offer Veterans, Spouses, Family and VA Employees an opportunity to:

  • complete a healthcare directive that lets your providers and family know what your personal values are.
  • complete an advanced directive which lets you make preferences about your healthcare.
  • determine who will speak for you if you cannot speak for yourself.

For more information call:

Ann Adams-Hove at 701-239-3700 Ext. 9-4166

     or

Chales Diggins at 701-239-3700 Ext. 9-4323

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Affordable Care Act (ACA)

If you are enrolled in VA health care, you meet the health care law coverage standards. If you’re not enrolled, Veterans and their family members can apply for enrollment at any time.

Need more information on how ACA affects you?

Enrolled Veterans »

Veterans Not Enrolled »

News about VA General Health Care

WASHINGTON — Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced a major milestone, that 100 percent of its more than 1,000 medical facilities across the country now offer same-day services for urgent primary and mental health-care needs.

 

Discharge Requests

Most Veteran’s benefits require that applicants provide a copy of their Form DD 214 or discharge record, which is evidence of their veteran status. This is an important document and must be safeguarded. In the State of North Dakota separation documents are considered confidential and privileged NDCC 37-18-11 (13). National Guard members may receive a NGB22 and /or NGB23 upon obtaining 20 years of satisfactory service (20 year letter).