Government and Regulations

Enrolling in Health Care by Phone May Speed Process

Starting in July 2016, health care enrollment via telephone will be available for all veterans.


Veterans can enroll in VA health care by paper (VA Form 10-10 EZ), online, and now by phone, without need for a signed paper application. The change is effective immediately for combat veterans and July 5, 2016, for all veterans. The VA considers accelerating the enrollment of all 31,000 combat veterans with pending enrollment as a “top priority,” and it is working to complete the review and rework of all pending health enrollment records for living and deceased veterans this summer.

The amended regulation is available at the Federal Register website ( For more information, veterans can contact the Health Eligibility Center Enrollment and Eligibility Division toll free (855-488-8440).

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