Home Based Primary Care (HBPC)

Veterans Health Administration (VHA) in Disability Assistance
December 19, 2018

Overview

VA Home Based Primary Care (HBPC) is a unique home care program that provides comprehensive, interdisciplinary, primary care in the homes of Veterans with complex medical, social, and behavioral conditions for whom routine clinic-based care is not effective.

In contrast to other home care systems that target patients with short-term remediable needs and provide episodic, time-limited and focused skilled services, HBPC targets patients with complex, chronic, progressively disabling disease and provides comprehensive, long term home care.

HBPC is designed to serve the chronically ill through the months and years before death, providing primary care, palliative care, rehabilitation, disease management and coordination of care services.

Administration

Home Based Primary Care (HBPC) is administered by Veterans Health Administration (VHA).

Program Requirements:

You must be enrolled in the VA health care system (or qualify based on one of the exceptions in the law). Go to "Medical Benefits Package" to see the program requirements.

Home Based Primary Care is part of the VA Medical Benefits Package, all enrolled Veterans are eligible IF they meet the clinical need for the service and it is available.

Generally, in order to receive VA benefits and services the Veteran/Servicemembers character of discharge or service must be under conditions other than dishonorable (e.g., honorable, under honorable conditions, general). However, individuals receiving undesirable, bad conduct, and other types of dishonorable discharges may qualify for VA benefits depending on a determination made by VA.

Application Details

For more information, visit the Home Based Primary Care program website.

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