Eligibility for dental care
If you are 100% service connected or have service connections related to dental injuries sustained while on service, you are eligible for VHA dental care.
If not, here are some options to meet your dental care needs:
University of Colorado Dental School (Anschutz Medical Center Campus): CU Dental School offers deeply discounted dental services
- Dental team clinic: up to 55% off fees
- Certified periodontics clinic: up to 45% reduction on fees
- General medicine residency clinic: up to 45% reduction on fees
Please note that although the screening appointment is free, if you need x-rays the cost will be up to $90. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 303-724-6900.
VA Dental Insurance Program (VADIP): Through Met Life and Delta Dental
You may be eligible for VADIP if you meet one of these conditions.
- You are a veteran enrolled in VA healthcare, or
- You are the current or surviving spouse or dependent child of a Veteran or military member, and you are enrolled in the VA Medical and Civil Health Program (CHAMPVA).
Note: Insurers may offer separate coverage options for dependents who are not CHAMPVA beneficiaries.
- VADIP for veterans | Delta Dental (deltadentalins.com)
Medicare/Medicaid – All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) Program
Who can benefit from PACE?
You can have Medicare or Medicaid, or both, to join PACE. PACE is only available in certain states that offer PACE under Medicaid. To benefit from PACE, you must:
- Be 55 or older
- Live in the service area of a PACE organization
- Need a nursing home level of care (as certified by your state)
- Being able to live safely in the community with the help of PACE
PACE provides all care and services covered by Medicare and Medicaid if authorized by your healthcare team. If your healthcare team decides you need care and services that Medicare and Medicaid don’t cover, PACE can still cover it.
Here are some of the services covered by PACE:
- Primary adult day care (including physician and recreational therapy nursing services)
- Emergency services
- Home Care
- Hospital care
- Laboratory/X-ray services
- Medical specialty services
- Nursing home care
- Nutrition advice
- occupational therapy
- physical therapy
- Prescription drugs
- Preventive care
- Social services, including caregiver training, support groups and respite care
- Social Work Counseling
- Transport to the PACE center for activities or medical appointments, if medically necessary
You are eligible for VHA dental care and would like an appointment:
- Call 307-778-7550 ext 7310 to book an appointment through our dental practice
- If you are authorized to see a community provider, you must adhere to the authorization dates and services, otherwise you will be billed
- You do not need to provide the community dentist with your private dental insurance if the care is approved by the VHA
- If your community provider requests to see you beyond initial clearance, the community dentist MUST fax this request and dental records to fax number: 307-778-7360
- Please see your VHA dentist once every 2 years if you wish to be approved for additional services with a community dentist. This helps the VHA stay on top of your dental needs
Good to know :
When it comes to Veterans receiving VHA health care, we want to make sure you are aware and prepared for the changes.
Past: The Cheyenne VA HCS sent many of you to the community because we could not provide the services you needed within the VHA or because you meet the eligibility criteria for Mission Act, which means more than 28 days or you live 60 minutes from the nearest VHA that can provide the service you need.
Present: VHA has hired many specialists (dentist, chiropractor) and created new services (global health, acupuncture, pain management). VHA healthcare focuses on solving your health problems, not just your temporary well-being. For these reasons, we ask our veterans to return to the VHA to review the health care you received in the community to make sure it is working!
Future: We recognize that many of our veterans have health care options, and we want you to choose VA Health Care! If your health care remains in the VHA, we have your records, you have access to these records using My health-e Vet. Choosing VA means you receive the medical equipment and orthotics you need.
Your VHA provider will provide the best healthcare option available. If you are eligible for the Mission Act or if the VHA does not have these services here at the nearest VHA (Denver, Sheridan, Grand Junction), you may be eligible to receive these services in the community.