Health Care – Veterans in the Greater Lansing are who are eligible for VA medical care can access primary care treatment at the Lansing Community Outbased Clinic (CBOC).  The clinic is located at 2025 S. Washington Avenue, Lansing, MI (517) 267-3925.  Primary Care services are provided on an appointment basis. 

VA Fm 10-10ez is used to apply for VA Medical Care.  This can be done online or by completing the application and forwarding it  to the VA medical facility of your choice.  Note that if you are applying for care at the Lansing Community Outbased Clinic please forward your application for healthcare benefits to the Battle Creek VA Medical Center, 5500 Armstrong Road, Battle Creek, MI 49037.   

VA Health Benefits website has information about the services provided by the VA Health Care system.  If you are enrolled in the VA health care program you have coverage under the standards set forth by the Affordable Care Act.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Counseling – PTSD Counseling is available for combat veterans at Ingham County Department of Veterans Affairs, 5303 S. Cedar Street, Lansing, MI (517) 887-4331.  Counseling is provided on an appointment basis by the Vet Center and contracted counselors from Kalamazoo Psychology.  There are no charges for these services.  Contact a benefits counselor at (517) 887-4331 for more information. 

PTSD Counseling is also available for veterans at the Lansing Community Outbased Clinic at 2025 S. Washington Avenue, Lansing, MI.  These services can be accessed by enrolling for VA Medical Care.

Military Sexual Trauma Counseling – Military Sexual Trauma Counseling is available at any Vet Center or VA Medical facility.

Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Program
– Many VA medical facilities have SUD 24-hour care (Residential) programs, SUD Intensive Outpatient programs, and SUD Standard Outpatient  Programs.

TriCare –
TriCare is a health program for uniformed service members and their families; National Guard/Reserve members and their families; Retired service members and their families; Retired Reserve members and their families; survivors; former spouses; Medal of Honor recipients and their families, and others registered in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS).  Benefits and plans will vary depending on your beneficiary category.  The customer service representative for the Lansing, MI area can be contacted at 1(877) 874-2272. 

Retired service members who become eligible for Medicare Part A&B are automatically covered under TriCare for Life.  The customer service representative for TriCare for Life can be contacted at 1 (866) 773-0405.

Transportation – Ingham County Department of Veteran Affairs provides transportation to the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System.  Our wheelchair accessible van runs Monday – Thursday.  We have the capacity to transport up to 10 veterans each day.  Ingham and Clinton county veterans call (517) 887-4331 to reserve a seat on the van. 

The DAV Transportation program provides Lansing area veterans with access to the Battle Creek VAMC.  For information call (888) 214-1247 extension  33811.

CHAMPVA – The Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veteran Affairs (CHAMPVA) is a benefit that provides reimbursement for most medical expenses to certain surviving spouses and dependents of Veterans with permanent and total service-connected disabilities who are not eligible for TRICARE. The CHAMPVA website and Guide provide in depth information on eligibility and services provided under this program.

OIF/OEF/OND Coordinators – Each full service VA Medical Center has an OIF/OEF/OND coordinator.  These individuals will assist you in navigating the VA medical system as well as provide information that will assist in your transition from military to civilian life.

Health Benefits Reference Library – This reference library has information on specific issues such as benefits for combat veterans, Camp Lejeune Water Contamination, Reimbursement of Non-VA Medical Expenses for Service-Connected Veterans and other issues that may be of interest to those receiving VA medical care. 

Heath Care Benefits Overview is an epublication that is designed to provide veterans and their families with information that they need to understand VA’s health care system – eligibility requirements, the health benefits and services available to help veterans and copays that certain veterans may be charged.

My HealtheVet is VA’s online personal health record.  It was designed for Veterans, active duty service members, their dependents and caregivers.  My Healthevet helps you partner with your health care team.  It provides you opportunities and tools to make informed decisions and manage your health care.

Emergency Care at non-VA medical facilities may/may not be at VA expense.  An emergency is defined as a condition of such a nature that a prudent layperson would reasonably expect that delay in seeking immediate medical attention would be hazardous to life or health.  This link will define whether your non-VA medical care is covered at VA expense.    

For assistance in applying for VA Health Care please contact Ingham County Department of Veteran Affairs at (517) 887-4331