We are a contracted Veteran’s Provider. If you live 40+ miles away from the VA, or they are unable to schedule you for consistent acupuncture treatments, inquire to see if you qualify for the Veteran’s Choice Program.
Per the VA Veteran’s Choice Program website:
Veterans may be eligible to receive care through the Veterans Choice Program based on one or more of the following conditions:
*VA can’t provide the services the Veteran needs
*VA can’t make an appointment for the Veteran at the nearest VA medical facility within 30 days of the clinically indicated date (the date the Veteran and their VA provider agree should be the next date the Veteran is seen for care)—or, if VA can’t determine this date—the date the Veteran prefers to be seen next
*Veteran lives more than 40 miles (driving distance) from the nearest VA medical facility with a full-time primary care physician
*Veteran has to travel by air, boat, or ferry to get to the nearest VA medical facility
*Veteran faces an excessive burden in traveling to the nearest VA medical facility (such as geographic challenges, environmental factors, or a health problem that makes it hard for you to travel)
*VA will work with the Veteran to determine eligibility based on the above conditions and the Veteran’s specific circumstances.https://www.va.gov/COMMUNITYCARE/programs/veterans/VCP/index.asp
In order to be seen through the Veteran’s Choice Program, you must be enrolled in the program, receive approval and receive an authorization number. Once approved, the V.A. will call us to schedule your first appointment. Let them know you would like to be seen at Masuda Acupuncture. Through past experience we’ve learned, if we miss a call from the Veteran’s Choice Program, they do not call again.
For information on the Veteran’s Choice Program:
or call: 866-606-8198