All veterans are encouraged to enroll in the VA Health Care System. To begin the process, please complete an Application for Health Care Benefits. You can submit the form online, or you may print the form and mail it to us at:
Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center
Business Office - Eligibility
1481 West 10th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202
You can also bring the form to the Medical Center. The Eligibility Office is located on the ground floor of the Ambulatory Care building.
Whether mailing or bringing your application, please include the following items —
- a copy of both sides of your current insurance card (including Medicare or Medicaid);
- a copy of your DD214, Armed Forces Report of Transfer or Discharge;
- (Purple Heart recipients only) a copy of your award letter if 'Purple Heart' is not noted on your DD214.
To speak to someone in our eligibility office, please call (317) 554-0000. Outside of area code (317), call 888-878-6889.
How VA is Structured (and Why it Matters to You): An easy to digest overview of how the department is set up and how this could affect you when filing benefits
New to VA: An overall idea of who is eligible for benefits and how to apply
Benefits Links and Phone Numbers: this comprehensive list is chocked full of useful phone numbers and web site links that pertain to your VA benefits
Your Medical Benefits package Your comprehensive VA Health Benefits includes all the necessary inpatient hospital care and outpatient services to promote, preserve, or restore your health
2011 VA Benefits book for Veterans, Dependents and Survivors: A breakdown of benefits for you and your family
A-Z Health Topic Finder: A list of health topics in alphabetical order
Locations: View interactive maps of VA hospitals and centers across the U.S.
GI Bill: Don’t fall victim to information overload. Go here for accurate information on your educational benefits
National Center for PTSD: A resource for obtaining VA mental health care and/or related information
Homeless Veterans: Learn about preventative services and how to get on-the-spot help
Center for Women Veterans: A breakdown of services and benefits for the approximately 1.8 million female Vets in the country
VA Home loans: Helpful information on obtaining a home loan
VA National Cemeteries: Browse VA cemeteries by state
Contact Us: Give us a call, we are here to help Veterans and their families in any way that we can
Health Benefits Overview: This guide provides Veterans and their families with the information to help understand VA’s health care system—eligibility requirements, the enrollment process, including enrollment priority groups, co-pays that certain Veterans may be charged and the health benefits and services available to help Veterans.