Specialized Care for Local Veterans
The Patient-Centered Community Care (PC3) program was established by the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) to ease the increasing burden on VA hospitals across the country and to ensure that eligible veterans continue to have access to prompt, qualified medical care. Thanks to the PC3 program, qualifying veterans in Central Oregon can now utilize The Center’s specialty services, including orthopedics, neurosurgery, and physical medicine and rehabilitation. Veterans requiring surgery and other procedures can be treated at Cascade Surgicenter. According to VHA, veterans can access care through PC3 when their local VA Medical Center cannot provide the care needed due to lack of available specialists, long wait times, geographic inaccessibility, or other circumstances. This chart illustrates how veterans can access care through the PC3 program. To access these services, ask your local VA primary care provider.