VETERANS AFFAIRS TEXAS VALLEY COASTAL BEND HEALTH CARE NETWORK

CONTRACT HOSPITAL INFORMATION



VETERANS AFFAIRS TEXAS VALLEY COASTAL BEND HEALTH CARE NETWORK

South Texas Health System and Valley Baptist Medical Center will begin rendering services to Veterans April 13th, 2009 under the inpatient and emergency services contract. 

  • Any eligible enrolled Veteran within the VA health care system is eligible to be treated in one of the contracted hospitals
      • If you are not enrolled, you may enroll at your local VA medical center, VA Clinic, or Hidalgo County Veterans Services Department
      • Be sure to bring your VA ID card with you when you go to the contracted hospital or emergency room
  • The contract is specifically for inpatient hospital care (Medicine, Surgery, and Mental Health Services) or medical emergency care
  • You must obtain pre-authorization to receive inpatient care at a contracted facility through your primary care physician
  • If care is unauthorized, you will be liable for all costs
  • In case of an emergency, call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room
      • VA will pay for care in the contracted emergency room that is deemed a true medical emergency by the hospital ER staff
      • At a non-contracted emergency room, authorization for care falls under the Millennium Health Benefits Act and the VA will pay if the Veteran meets the eligibility criteria
  • If you receive care in the emergency room of a contracted facility that is not deemed an emergency by the ER staff, you will be responsible for the bill
        

CONTRACTED FACILITIES


         
        McAllen Medical Center
        301 W Expressway 83
        McAllen, TX 78503
        956-632-4000
        
        McAllen Heart Hospital
        1900 S "D" Street
        McAllen, TX 78503
        956-994-2000
        
        Edinburg Regional Medical Center
        1102 W Trenton Road
        Edinburg, TX 78539
        956-388-6000
        
        South Texas Behavioral Health Center
        2101 W Trenton Road
        Edinburg, TX 78539
        956-388-1300
        Toll free: 888-977-1400
        
        Valley Baptist Medical Center - Harlingen
        2101 Pease Street
        Harlingen, TX 78550
        956-389-1100
        
        Valley Baptist Medical Center - Brownsville
        1040 W Jefferson Street
        Brownsville, TX 78520
        956-698-5400
        
        Doctor's Hospital @ Renaissance
        5501 S McColl Rd
        Edinburg, TX 78539
        956-362-8677
        
       *For Prescription Refills*
        VA Texas Valley Coastal Bend Pharmacy
        956-291-9500