Butler VA Health Care System
Become a Patient
All Veterans are encouraged to enroll at the Butler VA Health Care System. You can enroll for care today in five easy ways:
- VISIT US at the Butler VA or one of our VA Outpatient Clinics near you
- CALL our Pre-Registration Office toll free at 800.362.82622, Ext. 6645
- GO ONLINE and complete VA Form 10-10EZ or
- Print VA Form 10-10EZ and MAIL it to: Butler VA Pre-Registration; 353 North Duffy Road; Butler, PA 16001
- TELE-ENROLL from the Butler VA's Community-Based Outpatient Clinics. Call today to set up an appointment for the location of your choice.
Whether mailing or bringing your application in-person, 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”
- A copy of Purple Heart award letter if it is not noted on your DD214
If you have questions pertaining to an eligibility or enrollment application, please call our Pre-Registration Office.
If you served in the active military, naval or air service and are separated under any condition other than dishonorable, you may qualify for VA health care benefits. Current and former members of the Reserves or National Guard who were called to active duty (other than for training only) by a federal order and completed the full period for which they were called or ordered to active duty may be eligible for VA health care as well.
Minimum Duty Requirements
Most Veterans who enlisted after September 7, 1980, or entered active duty after October 16, 1981, must have served 24 continuous months or the full period for which they were called to active duty in order to be eligible. This minimum duty requirement may not apply to Veterans who were discharged for a disability incurred or aggravated in the line of duty, were discharged for a hardship or received an “early out.” Since there are a number of other exceptions to the minimum duty requirements, VA encourages all Veterans to apply in order to determine their enrollment eligibility.
Veterans Health Benefits Handbook
VA produces a personalized “Veterans Health Benefits Handbook” for each Veteran enrolled in the VA health care system. The handbook provides a current and accurate description of VA health care benefits and services. Your handbook will be tailored specifically to you with personal identifying information, and should be safeguarded as you would any other sensitive personal document.
The “Veterans Health Benefits Handbook” includes:
- Eligibility and health care benefits,
- Contact information for your preferred facility,
- Information regarding copayment responsibilities,
- Instructions on how to schedule appointments,
- Guidelines to communicate treatment needs,
- Patient rights,
- Ways to obtain copies of medical records and
- Other important information.
You will receive your personalized handbook via U.S. mail; therefore, you should have a current address on file with VA. Handbooks are mailed based on Priority Group, beginning with Priority Group 1 and ending with Priority Group 8. For more information, go to www.va.gov/healthbenefits/vhbh. You may also call VA toll-free at 1-877-222-VETS (8387) if you need to update your address or receive more information.
Health Care Benefits Overview
VA publishes the "Health Care Benefits Overview" booklet, which provides general information and frequently asked questions about VA’s medical benefits package available for all enrollees, and other information such as eligibility for enrollment.
The publication is available and can be downloaded at http://www.va.gov/healthbenefits/resources/epublications.asp.
We encourage you to refer to it whenever you have questions about your eligibility for specific health care benefits. More information is available at the following resources: