All veterans are encouraged to enroll in VA Health Care System. To begin the process, please complete an Application for Health Care Benefits. You can submit the form online, or you may print the form and mail it to us at:
VA Medical Center
Business Office - Eligibility (136A)
3495 Bailey Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14215
You can also bring the form to the Medical Center.
Whether mailing or bringing your application, please include the following items:
- a copy of both sides of your current insurance card (including Medicare or Medicaid)
- a copy of your DD214, "Armed Forces Report of Transfer or Discharge"
- (Purple Heart recipients only) a copy of your award letter if "Purple Heart" is not noted on your DD214
To speak to someone in the eligibility office, please call 1-888-823-9656.
To learn more about VA health care benefits and up to date information about services and programs visit VA Health Benefits Website.