“To provide quality health care services to eligible Veteran population in the Philippines and provide quality service in support of the VA Regional Office and Social Security Administration activities.”
The Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) has been in operation in the Philippines since the U.S. Veterans Bureau was opened in 1922 (except during the Japanese occupation of WW II), and it is an integral part of the United States’ Mission to the Republic of the Philippines.
On January 31, 2011, the VA Regional Office (RO) and VA Outpatient Clinic (OPC) moved to the US Embassy Seafront Complex located at 1501 Roxas Boulevard, 1302 Pasay City, Philippines. Both VA agencies are co-located in the same building and have implemented strict requirements for entry. Visitors must have an appointment and present valid identification before they can enter US Embassy property and the Department of Veterans Affairs building. The VA facility is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm; and is closed on weekends and US and Philippine Holidays.
The VA Outpatient Clinic in the Philippines is the only VA healthcare facility located in a foreign country and located on US Embassy property. Only Veterans who have a service connected disability of at least zero percent and registered with VA OPC are eligible for care and services. VHA Directive 2012-019 and 38CFR17.35, provide the authority for delivery of certain outpatient health care services to U.S. Veterans residing or visiting in the Philippines. Service connected U.S. Veterans who receive care through the OPC may be treated for their non-service connected disabilities within the available scope of services and resources of the OPC. Inpatient and Non VA Care (NVC) outpatient care is limited to treatment of service-connected conditions and is provided through NVC arrangements with designated private health care providers in the community. All costs associated with treatment from an NVC provider or medical facility for non-service connected treatment is the responsibility of the Veteran.
OPC services include general medicine and internal medicine. Veterans may be referred to subspecialties when determined necessary by the PCP or Compensation and Pension (C&P) Examiner. Also, the OPC has limited ancillary services to include Laboratory, Nursing, Pharmacy, Prosthetics, Radiology, and Social Work.
Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraq Freedom and/or Operation New Dawn (OEF/OIF/OND) combat Veterans may receive free health care for five years after discharge for illnesses related to military service, in the absence of an awarded service connected disability. This includes any recent combat Veteran with service against a hostile force in a war after the Gulf War or during a period of hostility after November 11, 1998. For more information go to: http://www.va.gov/healthbenefits/.
Our Former Prisoners of War Advocate can provide special assistance to former POWs. Contact Leoncia Revidad at 011-632-318-8374.
U.S. Veterans that live in another foreign country should coordinate their medical care and medication refills with the Foreign Medical Program (FMP).
The OPC is accredited by: OIG – CAP 2013 College of American Pathologist Laboratory Accreditation Program 2013