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Minneapolis VA Health Care System


Veterans Health Identification Card (VHIC)

Veterans Health Identification Card (VHIC)






VA is establishing a new Veterans Health Identification Card (VHIC). The card replaces the former Veterans Identification Card (VIC).

Before a new VHIC request can be processed, Veterans will be required to provide 2 forms of ID and confirmation of current address

For VHIC status and approved identity/address documents, stop by our VHIC office located at the Eligibility & Enrollment desk within the Emergency Department, or call 612-467-2509.

Veterans do not need a VHIC/VIC card to access VA health care.

For Veterans who do not have a VIC card and want one for State of Minnesota transportation, the Minneapolis VA Medical Center will issue a temporary ID card to eligible and enrolled service-connected Veterans while the VHIC system is down.

Veterans ID Cards Available Through Community Clinics

Veterans can have their Veterans Health Identification Card (VHIC) processed remotely through the Minneapolis VA community clinics in Minnesota and western Wisconsin.

Veterans must schedule an appointment through the Minneapolis VA Call Center at 612-467-1100.

Clinics start at 8:30 am and the last appointment is 3:15 pm. Veterans need to bring appropriate ID verification.

May 21 Rice Lake/

Aug 7

Albert Lea
May 28 Mankato Aug 26 Rochester
Jun 3 Hibbing/Ely Sep 2 Hibbing/Ely
Jun 5 Albert Lea Sep 4 Albert Lea
Jun 24 Rochester Oct 2 Albert Lea
Jun 25 Mankato Oct 7 Hibbing/Ely
Jul 1 Hibbing/Ely Oct 28 Rochester
Jul 10 Albert Lea Nov 4 Hibbing/Ely
Jul 14 Chippewa Falls,WI Nov 6 Albert Lea
Jul 23 Mankato Dec 2 Hibbing/Ely
Jul 30  Twin Ports  Dec 4  Albert Lea 
Aug 5 Hibbing/Ely Dec 16 Rochester


Eligibility & Enrollment

Schedule an appointment through the VA Call Center