Veterans deserve the highest level of healthcare and benefits. We’ve gathered resources and referrals to help veterans find care that align with their unique needs.
Find out if you are eligible for VA health care as a Veteran.
Illinois has VA Medical Centers, 20 Outpatient clinics, 13 Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC), and 11 Vet Centers throughout the state.
IDVA Veterans Service Officers are experts in both federal and state benefits and resources; they stand by to assist veterans in navigating and applying for USDVA and IDVA programs and benefits.
Run by the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs (IDVA), all five Illinois Veterans’ Homes are fully staffed with caring and dedicated professionals who provide quality long-term skilled care and services to resident members.
You can access VA mental health services for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), psychological effects of military sexual trauma (MST), depression, grief, anxiety on the VA website. Services are available if you are not enrolled in VA health care.
If not eligible for VA health care and are age 65 or older OR under age 65 with certain disabilities OR any age with End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) visit What is Medicare to learn more about Medicare or contact your local SSA office or call 1-800-772-1213. Plan participants may also sign up for Medicare Part A via the Social Security website.
Medicaid is a jointly funded State and Federal government program that pays for medical assistance services. Medicaid pays for medical assistance for eligible children, parents and caretakers of children, pregnant women, persons who are disabled, blind or 65 years of age or older, those who were formerly in foster care services, and adults aged 19-64 who are not receiving Medicare coverage and who are not the parent or caretaker relative of a minor child.
Everyone deserves access to affordable, quality health care coverage and services. You can find and enroll in affordable health insurance plans at Healthcare.gov. Learn how you can enroll in or change health insurance plans, including Medicaid and CHIP.
Service Animals are instrumental in supporting veterans through transition back to civillian life and the challenges of post-traumatic stress disorder.