If you are a Veteran of the US Military and have a service connected disability rating of any level you may be elegible for related medical coverage in Mexico, including medications. The program is called the Veterans Administration Foreign Medical Program (FMP) and enrollment is free.
NO out of pocket expenses
Enrollment and application is completely free
Medical care FOR SERVICE-CONNECTED CONDITIONS could be 100% covered in Mexico from minor office visits to major medical needs including monthly medications shipped to your home in Mexico. Everything from office visits to major hospitalizations and surgeries are eligible for coverage with NO cost to you.
Section 1-use this section if you have a VA Rating Letter that specifically lists all of your service connected disabilities
Section 2-use this section if you do NOT have a VA Rating and wish to get a copy of your info from the VA
Section 3-use this section if you are not yet enrolled into the VA Program that covers you in Mexico. This program is free and does not affect your VA Benefits in any way.
Sometimes you may have access to your Rating Letter in your eGov account.
You can get an account here https://www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits/homepage and your documentation should be available online.
Your medical care could be 100% covered in Mexico from minor office visits to major medical needs. Many Veterans living in Ajijic and Chapala are already elegible for the program but unaware of its benefits.
Our clinic accepts the VA FMP completely and you may have your medical out-patient and in-patient needs completely covered. If you are already enrolled in the VA FMP program then please register your information by filling out the info here or calling us at 766-0395
Our Veteran Benefits Dept has a Mexicam Toll Free number which can be dialed from any phone in Mexico: 800-099-1704. This line is dedicated for Veterans issues
C&P Exams. We can help you with your C&P Exam (Compensation and Pension Exam) for an increased rating and compensation. Please call us for more info and to schedule an appointment.
How does this program work?
The FMP is the Veterans Administration program which covers you in Mexico for medical care directly related to your service connected disabilities. The program is officially called the Veterans Administration Foreign Medical Program. There is no cost to join and registering does not change your VA benefits in anyway. There are no-copay or deductibles associated with your policy and there are NO out of pocket expenses for you in any way for medical services provided by us. Medication coverage is also included. Lakeside Medical Group will provide to you medical care, including hospitalizations, medications, office visits, diagnostics, labs etc that is directly related to you service connected disabilities. There is no cost to you.
How can Lakeside Medical Group work with the VA?
We have agreements and contracts with over 400 different American insurance companies including the VA
Will my current VA benefits be affected?
No. Your current VA benefits will not be affected in any way. You are simply increasing your benefits that you are already entitled to.
What happens after I submit the enrollment forms?
We will send your forms to the VA at no cost to you. The VA will send you documentation to your address so as soon as you receive it please let us know.
What if my spouse has ChampVA. Do you accept ChampVA?
Yes, we accept ChampVA
I am 64 years of age or older and I only have the VA service connected coverage. What else can cover me in Mexico.
If you are Medicare eligible and have Medicare Part A and B you can get a Medicare Advantage Plan for free and this will cover you for urgent care and emergencies.
I am younger than 64 years of age I only have the VA service connected coverage. What else can cover me in Mexico.
Your only option for coverage is to purchase insurance coverage if you want coverage above and beyond your service connected disability coverage. Please let us know if you would like some examples that may be available to you