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Hidalgo County Courthouse
100 N. Closner
Edinburg, Texas 78539
VA TEXAS VALLEY COASTAL BEND HEALTH CARE NETWORK
CONTRACT HOSPITAL INFORMATION
VA 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 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 recieve 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: 1-888-977-1400

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

*For Prescription Refills*
VA Texas Valley Coastal Bend Pharmacy
(956) 291-9500