What is Co-Managed Care for Veterans?

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VA Outpatient Pharmacy Services

VA provides free outpatient pharmacy services to: 
  • Veterans with a service-connected disability of 50 percent or more.
  • Veterans receiving medication for service-connected conditions.
  • Veterans whose annual income does not exceed the maximum annual rate of the VA pension.
  • Veterans enrolled in priority group 6 who receive medication for service-connected conditions.
  • Veterans receiving medication for conditions related to sexual trauma while serving on active duty. 
  • Certain veterans receiving medication for treatment of cancer of the head or neck. 
  • Veterans receiving medication for a VA-approved research project.
  • Former POWs. 

Medication Co-pays: Other veterans will be charged a co-pay of $8 for each 30-day or less supply of medication. For veterans enrolled in Priority Groups 2 through 6, the maximum co-pay amount for cal¬endar year 2007 is $960. 

Co-pays apply to prescription and over-the-counter medications, such as aspirin, cough syrup or vitamins, dispensed by a VA phar¬macy. However, veterans may prefer to purchase over-the-counter drugs, such as aspirin or vitamins, at a local pharmacy rather than making the co-pay. Co-pays are not charged for medications in¬jected during the course of treatment or for medical supplies, such as syringes or alcohol wipes. 

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