Copayment for VA Outpatient Treatment

Veterans not eligible for free outpatient care can receive VA outpatient treatment for a copayment charge of $15 for a primary care visit, and $50 for a specialty care visit. A primary care visit includes things like diagnosis and management of acute and chronic conditions and disease prevention efforts. Specialty appointments may include surgical consultation services, audiology, optometry, and cardiology appointments, and MRI and CAT scans. The outpatient care copayment should not be confused with the pharmacy copayment, which is discussed below. There is no copayment charge for some outpatient services, such as preventive screening, immunizations, laboratory services, and mental health peer support.