New law allows veterans access to urgent and walk-in care clinics

WASHINGTON (WVLT) -- A release from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs discusses the MISSION Act that was implemented on June 6.

According to the release, under the new law, eligible veterans can get access to urgent and walk-in care at participating clinics in their area.

"This is a giant step forward in terms of convenience for our patients, as eligible Veterans do not need to get prior authorization from the VA to visit an urgent care providers in VA's network," the release said.

To be eligible for urgent and walk-in care, the release said veterans must be enrolled in the VA health care system and have received care through VA from either a VA or community provider within the last 24 months.

To see a list of urgent care facilities in your area, go here.

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