VA Health Care Watch

VA Health Care Watch

The Veterans of Foreign Wars believes that all veterans should be provided with the full scope of health care and services they've earned. As you continue your journey beyond the uniform, the VFW wants to remind you of the valuable resources available to you and your family. Take advantage of VA health care, even beyond the borders of the United States, and stay up-to-date on new benefits expansions and how they relate to your service and care. Below, you'll find resources designed to help you on your journey, and that will allow you to embrace the support around you.

The VFW continues to offer direct intervention on behalf of veterans who are experiencing problems accessing care. To report problems or concerns regarding VA health care or benefits, contact us by email or call 1.800.VFW.1899 (1.800.839.1899).

Foreign Medical Program


Foreign Medical Program


Are you a veteran and living abroad? The Foreign Medical Program (FMP) offers eligible veterans living abroad medical services such as health care services, medications and more. Learn more about the FMP program here.

*The VFW understands that there are concerns with the FMP program, and took action! The VFW National Commander has submitted resolution 610 - Foreign Medical Claim Program, to the VA and Congress addressing utilization of a paper-based claim system, inadequate staffing and the usage of electronic funds transfers. We are working to address the inequities of this program.

VAVS Volunteer Programs




Making the decision to volunteer your personal time to our nation's heroes is an amazing way to give back and thank those who have sacrificed so much for our freedom. Everyone can help make a difference to a veteran and our VA Voluntary Service program makes volunteering easy!

Learn more about volunteer opportunities, as well as youth volunteer opportunities and apprenticeships at

Electronic Health Records


Electronic Health Records


The VA EHR modernization project has been halted to address lessons learned from prior deployments of the system. This halt of modernization will allow for prioritization of improvements at the five sites that have deployment of the system currently. The VA will continue to support and maintain its legacy EHR system, ensuring that current patient records are accessible, with no interruption in care. The VFW is closely monitoring the situation and will keep you updated and things develop. 

VA Enrollment

VA Health Care Enrollment

Enrolling in VA health care can not only provide you with great health care, but it opens the door for other benefits. Learn more about VA health care benefits or eligibility, or apply to access your benefits today.

VA Caregiver Support

VA Caregiver Program

The VA Caregiver Program consists of two programs: the Program for General Caregiver Support Services and the Program for Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers. These programs allow veterans to receive care in the home.

Find Caregiver Support Program teams in your area.

VA Community Care ensures veterans have more options for care

VA Office of Community Care

The VA provides care to veterans through community providers when VA cannot provide the care needed. Community care is based on specific eligibility requirements, availability of VA care and the needs and circumstances of individual veterans.

Locate a Community Care coordinator near you or find more about the program here

CHAMPVA benefits for veteran's families

CHAMPVA Benefits

Did you know that if you're the spouse, surviving spouse or a child of a veteran with disabilities or a veteran who has died, if you don't qualify for TRICARE, you may be able to get health insurance coverage through the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs (CHAMPVA)? For more information on CHAMPVA eligibility, answers to frequently asked questions and how to apply, click here.

VA minority veteran program

The Center for Minority Veterans

Established in 1994, the VA's Center for Minority Veterans (CMV) was created to ensure all veterans receive equal service regardless of race, origin, religion, or gender. Their mission acknowledges the diversity of our veterans and profoundly values the strength and unique character this diversity has contributed to our great nation. It serves as an advocate for minority veterans by conducting outreach activities to promote the awareness and use of VA benefits and services. Learn more


Watch out for the next VFW Health Survey, coming early 2024. Help the VFW Health Policy team make VA health care better, more accessible and encompassing.

View past health surveys and reports evaluating the state of the VA the VFW has conducted here.