If you are a Canadian Veteran and have a service connected disability rating of any level you may be eligible for related medical coverage in Mexico, including medications. The program is administered by VAC (Veterans Affairs Canada)
and enrollment is free.
- NO deductibles
- NO copays
- NO out of pocket expenses
Enrollment and application is completely free
Medical care FOR ESTABLISHED 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.
Please send us a copy of your Rating Letter from VAC. If you do not have this letter available you can get in online easily by going to https://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/e_services
2) create a VAC account if you dont have one
Many Canadina Veterans living in Ajijic and Chapala are already elegible for the program but unaware of its benefits.
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
Visit your local Anavets Unit
How does this program work?
The VAC is the Veterans Administration program in Canada which covers you in Mexico for medical care directly related to your service connected disabilities. The program is officially called the VCA. There is no cost to join and registering does not change your VA government 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.
What is covered?
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
Are medications covered?
Yes, usually most medications are covered if they are directly related to your service connected disability(s)
How do I get my medications?
How can Lakeside Medical Group work with the VA?
We have agreements and contracts with over 400 different American insurance companies including VAC
Will my current VA benefits be affected?
No. Your current VAC benefits will not be affected in any way.
What is a Rating Letter and how do I get it?
I want more coverage in Mexico above and beyond my service connected disabilities. What are my options?
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 options that may be available to you