You must submit a completed VA application. you may access the application (VA health benefits information and submission instructions on this Health page). You will need a copy of your honorable discharge (DD 214 or equivalent) to the VA Medical Center Eligibility Office. They will determine your eligibility, priority group, and co-pays (if applicable). See your County Veterans Service Office for assistance in completing the form. There are separate healthcare programs for active duty personnel, retired, and dependents of veterans who are totally and permanently disabled.
For more information see our section on Medical Benefits and the Department of Veterans Affairs eligibility requirements for enrollment in VA’s Health Care System.