A number of services exist at the federal, state, and local level to support overall wellness and physical health for veterans and their families. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and State of Maryland both provide a number of programs to support and help veterans reach optimal physical health. Services are offered at medical centers, local community based outpatient clinics as well as community health centers.
Maryland Health Connection
The Maryland Health Connection is the new one stop insurance marketplace where individuals and families can shop, compare and select the right health plan. Maryland Health Connection offers many consumer assistance options for health insurance support. Consumer support center representatives are available to provide assistance.
For more information visit the Maryland Health Connection website.
To speak with a consumer support center representative call 1-855-642-8572
For services for the deaf or hard of hearing call 1-855-642-8573
Source: Maryland Health Connection
Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene: Health Benefits for Employed Individuals with Disabilities
The Employed Individuals with Disabilities (EID) Program extends Medical Assistance health benefits to working Maryland residents with disabilities. The program lets you return to work and keep your health benefits by paying a small fee.
Basic eligibility criteria to apply:
- employed or self employed
- 18 to 64 years of age
- U.S. Citizen or qualified alien
- have a disability that meets Social Security’s medical criteria
- have ‘countable income’ below $2873/month (unmarried) or below $3878/month (married couple)
- meet the resource limit of $10,000 (unmarried) or $15,000 (married couple), certain retirement accounts are not counted
For more information visit the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene website.
To apply for the EID Program contact The Division of Eligibility and Waiver Services (DEWS) at 410-767-7090. (DEWS determines eligibility for EID)
Source: Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
The USVA Veterans Health Administration
Health Care Enrollment
To receive VA health care, Veterans must first be enrolled with the VA health care system. Veterans can apply for VA health care in one of three ways:
- Enroll in person at any VA medical center or outpatient clinic throughout the VA Maryland Health Care System
- Enroll electronically by completing the online VA Form 10-10EZ- Application for Health Benefits
- Enroll by mail after completing VA Form 10-10EZ – Application for Health Benefits
For information on U.S. VA health care enrollment and eligibility contact:
Central Maryland/Eastern Shore: VA Maryland Health Care System (Baltimore, Perry Point, Loch Raven), Eligibility and Enrollment, 1-800-463-6295, ext. 7324
Western Maryland: Martinsburg VA Medical Center, Eligibility and Enrollment, 304-263-0811 ext. 3758 or 800-817-3807
Montgomery County & Prince Georges County/Southern Maryland: Washington D.C. VA Medical Center, Eligibility and Enrollment, 202 745-8000, ext. 4
For more information on U.S. VA health care enrollment, visit the U.S. VA Health Care System website.
Physical health services are offered at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers and community based outpatient clinics. A myriad of inpatient and outpatient services, including specialized services for women veterans, are available. Depending upon eligibility and residency, Maryland veterans engage in services at one of several medical centers, including Martinsburg, WV, Washington D.C., and Baltimore, MD. In addition, a number of community based outpatient clinics are located across Maryland.
Baltimore VA Medical Center
10 North Greene Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Martinsburg VA Medical Center
510 Butler Avenue
Martinsburg, WV 25405
Perry Point VA Medical Center
Perry Point, MD 21902
Washington DC VA Medical Center
50 Irving Street NW
Washington, DC 20422
Loch Raven VA Community Living and Rehabilitation Center
3900 Loch Raven Boulevard
Baltimore, MD 21218
For U.S. VA medical center information and community based outpatient clinic locations visit the U.S. VA Health Care System website.
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Seamless Transition: OIF/OEF/OND Veteran Specific Care
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Seamless Transition effort is a nationally designated system of care created to meet the specific needs of veterans returning from Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation New Dawn (OND).
To speak with the team at the Baltimore VA Medical Center call 410-605-7000, ext. 4028.
To speak with the team at the Martinsburg VA Medical Center call 304-263-0811, ext. 5950.
To speak with the team at the Washington DC VA Medical Center call 202-745-8000, ext.56282.
Visit the Seamless Transition website for more information.
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Center for Women Veterans
Women are the fastest growing group within the Veteran population. The U.S. VA is providing services to specifically address women’s health.
At each VA Medical Center, a Women Veterans Program Manager is designated to assist women Veterans. The Program Manager coordinates services, from primary care to medical services to Mental Health and Sexual Abuse Counseling.
Women Veterans who are interested in receiving care at VA should contact their nearest VA Medical Center and ask for the Women Veterans Program Manager.
For more information visit the USVA Center for Women Veterans website.
The USVA operates a Women Veterans Hotline (855-VA-WOMEN) designed to to receive and respond to questions from Veterans, their families and caregivers about the many VA services and resources available to women Veterans.
U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs: My HealtheVet
My HealtheVet is the U.S. VA’s online personal health record. It was designed for Veterans, active duty Servicemembers, 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.
More more information on My HealtheVet and to enroll visit the My HealtheVet website.
Source: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: eBenefits
eBenefits is a portal; a central location for veterans, Service Members, and their families to research, find, access, and, in time, manage their benefits and personal information. eBenefits offers:
- A personalized workspace called My Dashboard that provides quick access to eBenefits tools. Using eBenefits tools, veterans can complete various tasks. Apply for benefits, download your DD 214, view your benefits status, in addition to other actions as needed. This workspace is available once an eBenefits account has been created
- A catalog of links to other sites that provide information about military and Veteran benefits
To learn more visit the eBenefits website.
Source: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs