VA offers outpatient pharmacy services free to eligible veterans and for a co-pay to those who do not qualify for free services.
Those veterans eligible for free pharmacy services are as follows:
Veterans who are receiving medication for a service-connected condition
Veterans who are deemed 50% or more service-connected disabled through the VA rating system
Veterans with an annual income of that less than the maximum annual rate of the VA pension
Veterans who were POWs
Veterans who are in Priority Group 6 and receiving medication for service-connected condition
Specified veterans who are receiving medication for treatment of the head and neck
Veterans receiving medication for the treatment of conditions related to sexual trauma occurring on activity duty
Veterans participating in a VA approved research project receive only those medications deemed necessary for that project
For those veterans not eligible for free services there is an $8 co-pay charged for each 30 day supply of medication and any over-the-counter medications. Injections given for treatment and medical supplies, such as syringes, are available at no charge. Sometimes it is a less expensive option to purchase over-the-counter medication from an outside pharmacy rather than pay the $8 co-pay. Enrolled veterans in Priority Groups 2 through 6 have a maximum co-pay annually of $960. This maximum charge is updated annually.