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Benefit Details
Home Based Primary Care (HBPC)
Managing Agency Veterans Health Administration (VHA) http://www.va.gov/health

Program Description

Veterans Affairs (VA) Home Based Primary Care (HBPC) is a unique home care program that provides comprehensive, interdisciplinary, primary care in the homes of Veterans with complex medical, social, and behavioral conditions for whom routine clinic-based care is not effective.

In contrast to other home care systems that target patients with short-term remediable needs and provide episodic, time-limited and focused skilled services, HBPC targets patients with complex, chronic, progressively disabling disease and provides comprehensive, long term home care.

HBPC is designed to serve the chronically ill through the months and years before death, providing primary care, palliative care, rehabilitation, disease management and coordination of care services.

General Program Requirements

You must be enrolled in the VA health care system (or qualify based on one of the exceptions in the law). Go to "Basic Medical Benefits for Veterans" to see the program requirements.

Home Based Primary Care is part of the VHA Standard Medical Benefits Package, all enrolled Veterans are eligible IF they meet the clinical need for the service and it is available.

Generally, in order to receive VA benefits and services the Veteran/servicemember's character of discharge or service must be under conditions other than dishonorable (e.g., honorable, under honorable conditions, general). However, individuals receiving undesirable, bad conduct, and other types of dishonorable discharges may qualify for VA benefits depending on a determination made by VA.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.

Application Process

For more information, visit the Home Based Primary Care program website.

Program Contact Information

If you have questions, please visit:
For more information about this program, please call 1-877-222-8387.
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