Veterans’ Benefits: How to Access Urgent Care as a Veteran

June 17, 2024 by Dr. Eric Ellis
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At Lincoln Urgent Care and Granite Bay Urgent Care, we are honored to provide urgent care services for the brave men and women who have served our country. As a veteran, you deserve the best possible care when you need it most. Navigating healthcare benefits can be complex, but we are here to make it easier for you.

Understanding Your VA Health Benefits

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) offers a range of healthcare benefits designed to provide veterans with the necessary medical support. Among these benefits is the ability to access urgent care services. This means that if you need immediate medical attention for a non-life-threatening condition, you can visit an urgent care clinic like Lincoln Urgent Care or Granite Bay Urgent Care.

What Are Urgent Care Services?

Urgent care services are designed to treat conditions that require prompt attention but are not severe enough to warrant a visit to the emergency room. Common issues treated at urgent care clinics include:

Urgent care clinics are a convenient, cost-effective alternative to emergency rooms, offering shorter wait times and a more comfortable environment.

How to Access Your Benefits

Accessing your VA health benefits is easy. Follow these steps to ensure a smooth experience:

  1. Bring your identification: Make sure to carry a valid government-issued photo ID and your VA urgent care assistance card. These documents are necessary to verify your eligibility for benefits.
  2. Visit an urgent care clinic: Walk into an urgent care clinic at your convenience. Medical needs can arise unexpectedly, and urgent care clinics will provide you with the care you need.
  3. Billing and insurance: The urgent care clinic will handle the billing process with the VA on your behalf. If you have any questions about the billing or insurance process, ask a staff member at the urgent care clinic and they will be able to assist you.

Veterans’ Benefits at Lincoln Urgent Care and Granite Bay Urgent Care

At Lincoln Urgent Care and Granite Bay Urgent Care, we are proud to support our veterans by offering specialized benefits through the VA.

Free Urgent Care Visits

Eligible veterans are entitled to three free urgent care visits per year. This benefit ensures that you can receive timely medical attention without worrying about the cost. To access this benefit, simply bring a valid government-issued photo ID and a copy of your VA urgent care assistance card when you visit our clinic.

Additional Visits and Co-Pay Discounts

If you require more than three urgent care visits in a year, we offer a discounted co-pay of $30 for each additional visit. This discounted rate is our way of showing appreciation for your service and making healthcare more accessible to you.

Why Choose Lincoln Urgent Care and Granite Bay Urgent Care?

Choosing the right urgent care clinic is crucial for receiving quality medical care. Here’s why Lincoln Urgent Care and Granite Bay Urgent Care are the best choices for veterans:

Experienced medical staff: Our team of experienced healthcare professionals is dedicated to providing top-notch care with compassion and respect.

Short wait times: We understand that time is of the essence when it comes to urgent medical needs. Our clinic offers shorter wait times compared to emergency rooms.

Cost-effective care: We accept most major insurances and offer significant savings for patients without insurance. We aim to make healthcare accessible and affordable for all.

Community-centric approach: As active members of the Lincoln and Granite Bay communities, we are committed to supporting our local veterans and providing them with the best possible care.

Additional Resources and Support

For more information about your VA health benefits and how to access them, you can visit the VA’s official website or contact our clinic directly. Our staff is always ready to answer your questions and assist you.

To learn more about the insurance plans we accept and other services we offer, please visit our insurance information page. Thank you for trusting Lincoln Urgent Care and Granite Bay Urgent Care with your health!

Lincoln Urgent Care (916) 258-2751
Granite Bay Urgent Care (916) 570-7265

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Lincoln Urgent Care and Granite Bay Urgent Care are full-service urgent care centers with onsite x-ray and laboratory testing. Our team is dedicated to providing patients with affordable and timely care for their urgent care needs.


Lincoln Urgent Care
77 Lincoln Boulevard Suite 1
Lincoln, CA 95648
Phone: (916) 258-2751
Fax: (916) 258-7172

Granite Bay Urgent Care
5290 Douglas Blvd
Suite 102
Granite Bay, CA 95746
Phone: (916) 570-7265
Fax: (916) 200-2412

As your trusted urgent care clinic, we would like to notify our patients about the Open Payments database put in place by the Medical Board of California as of January 1, 2024.

The federal Physician Payments Sunshine Act requires that detailed information about payment and other payments of value worth over ten dollars ($10) from manufacturers of drugs, medical devices, and biologics to physicians and teaching hospitals be made available to the public.

The Open Payments database is a national transparency program that collects and publishes information about financial relationships between drug and medical device companies and certain healthcare providers.

For informational purposes, please visit: openpaymentsdata.cms.gov