VA Veterans Community Care Network (CCN)
US Veterans now qualify for 100% covered acupuncture and chiropractic treatments through the VA Community Care Network.
Veterans can access VA health care benefit through Optum or TriWest network of community-based, non-VA medical professionals who meet VA quality standards at NO extra cost. Veterans are able to receive acupuncture and chiropractic treatment without any co-pay or co-insurance.
There has been a large shift in the mainstream medical community. The dangers of using opiate derived medications to treat chronic pain have overwhelmed the benefits of their prescribed use. Adverse results from long and short-term use have driven the medical community to search for more effective and safer treatments for these chronic pain patients. With thousands of retired veterans suffering from pain, the VA has implemented various new programs to help support veterans who suffer from chronic pain.
Dr. Kevin Kim, DC, LAc. at Golden Acupuncture & Chiropractic is a proud registered provider of Veterans Community Care Network (CCN).
The Veterans Community Care Network is open to all veterans. Many patients are eligible for authorizations, which may allow for acupuncture or chiropractic care.
How To Start:
To use your Veterans Community Care Network, you must first receive a referral from your VA doctor. The VA doctor reviews your condition and your needs and makes an assessment of your eligibility for the VA CCN. The common referral is for chronic pain, anxiety, PTSD, and gastrointestinal issues.
Veterans – Your treatment is covered by Veterans Community Care Network. You will need a referral or authorization from VA doctor.
Referrals or authorization must come directly from your VA Provider although the Optum or TriWest Healthcare Alliance administers the VA CCN program. Be sure to ask your VA provider for a specific referral to our office when getting authorization for acupuncture or chiropractic treatments under these programs. We do not recommend calling the Veterans Choice Hotline to get an authorization. Meeting directly with your VA Provider is more successful.
VA CCN Eligibility:
VA will work with the Veteran to determine eligibility based on the above conditions and the Veteran’s specific circumstances. No patients will be denied the ability to access this care. You can also check if you’re eligible by visiting VA Benefits and Health Care website.