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Charles George VA Medical Center - Asheville, NC


VA Community Care

For local care in the community questions for the Asheville VA and it's community clinics call: 828-298-7911 ext. 5838.

For Veterans eligible for VA health care, VA’s goal is to provide Veterans with the care they need at the right time, at the right place, from the right provider. In some cases, Veterans may need to receive care from a local community care provider, paid for by VA. This includes the Veterans Choice Program (VCP).


Veterans may be eligible for community care if they need care that VA cannot provide. Eligibility for community care is based on the Veteran’s specific needs and circumstances in consultation with their VA provider.

Scheduling an Appointment

If a Veteran is eligible for community care based on discussions with their VA provider, they must obtain pre-authorization from VA before seeing a community care provider. In addition, care needed or recommended beyond the scope of that authorization must be approved by the VA facility that authorized the care

  • For the past year, improving access to care has been among VA’s top priorities, and we have made real progress.
  • We continue to strive to meet the 30-day access goal for timely medical care – inside the VA and care in the community.
  • Based on increased demand for health care, we are currently forecasting a shortfall of $2.5 billion for FY 2015.
  • VA is requesting an amendment to the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act, Section 802, to provide resources that Congress provided for private-sector care to fund VA’s Care in the Community.

Contact Info


  • 1100 Tunnel Road Asheville NC

Contact Number(s)

  • 828-298-7911 Ext. 5838

Hours of Operation

  • 8 am to 3 pm