Veterans Choice Program


As a McLaren provider, we support your commitment to provide the highest quality care to all patients throughout your community. The Veterans Choice Program allows you to provide veterans with access to medical services when they need it the most. It is a way to serve those who served our country.

Providers interested in participating must establish a contract with Health Net Federal or TriWest Healthcare Alliance. Providers do not need to join PC3 to participate.

What Providers Must Do - click to expand

  • Accept Medicare rates.
  • Meet all Medicare Conditions of Participation and Conditions for Coverage.
  • Be in compliance with all applicable federal and state regulatory requirements.
  • Have a full, current, and unrestricted license in the state where the service(s) are delivered.
  • Be excluded from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) exclusionary list.
  • Have same or similar credentials as VA staff.
  • Submit a copy of the medical records to the contractor for medical care and services provided to Veterans for inclusion in the VA electronic record.

Veterans Choice Program: 101 For Partners Fact Sheet

How to Participate - click to expand

  • All Patient – Centered Community Care (PC3) providers are automatically eligible to participate. To determine which of the two contractors you should contact (Health Net or TriWest) based on your geographic location, click here.
  • Complete the process to establish a contract or provider agreement with the appropriate contractor. Click here for contact information for Health Net and TriWest.
  • Are you an Academic Affiliate Partner of the Department of Veterans Affairs? For more specific information including eligibility, authorizations, and frequently asked questions click here.