Department of Veterans Affairs

Duplicate tests cost money!

Many veterans have Tricare insurance, allowing them to recieve medical care at the Veteran health care system and also at the military base ( Naval Air Station/Jacksonville here locally).Patients see primary care doctors at the base ( under Tricare) and recieve expensive labs tests and then come to the VA clinic and see a primary care physician and have the same labs done!. This is a huge waste of money and patients should have to choose one or the other to provide care, but not both since the duplication is very expensive and unnecessary.

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