Veterans Affairs Medical Centers & Military Treatment Centers
Thank you, Veterans and Active Military Personnel, for your service and dedication to our country. Your sacrifice entitles you to the latest treatment options available for obstructive sleep apnea, including Inspire therapy. Inspire therapy is on the Federal Supply Schedule, making it available at qualified VA Medical Centers and Military Treatment Centers across the United States. Below you will find information on insurance coverage for Inspire therapy, how to find a VA Medical Center or Military Treatment Center that offers Inspire therapy, and how to talk to a veteran who uses Inspire therapy.
To speak with Inspire’s dedicated VA Patient Liaison
– via Phone: 1-800-739-6805
– via email: [email protected]
Coverage for Inspire Therapy
If you are a Veteran, you are eligible for care at a Veterans Affairs Medical Center. If you are an active duty member, family of an active duty member enrolled in TRICARE, a retiree, family member of a retiree who is enrolled in TRICARE, or an otherwise eligible person, you may also have the opportunity to access Inspire therapy through a Military Treatment Facility. TRICARE utilizes military health care resources and supplements them with networks of civilian health care providers. If you are a TRICARE member, Inspire therapy will be reviewed and approved on a case by case basis. Your Inspire physician will first confirm you meet the candidacy requirements, then we will work on your behalf for insurance coverage.
Finding a Center that Offers Inspire Therapy
Below you will find a list of VA Medical Centers and Military Treatment Centers that currently offer Inspire therapy. This list will be added to each time a new facility is trained in the procedure.
Inspire Therapy is Currently Offered at the Following Facilities:
Birmingham VA Medical Center
700 19th St S
Birmingham, AL 35233
Sacramento VA Medical Center
10535 Hospital Way
Mather, CA 95655
Dr. Scott Fuller
Dr. Rishi Gupta
Dr. Kimberly Hardin
VA Long Beach Healthcare System
5901 E 7th St,
Long Beach, CA 90822
VA West Los Angeles Medical Center
11301 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90073
James A. Haley Veterans Hospital
13000 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33612
Miami VA Healthcare System
1201 Northwest 16th Street
Miami, FL 33125
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
8901 Wisconsin Ave
Bethesda, Maryland 20889
John D Dingell Veterans Affairs Medical Center
4646 John R Street
Detroit, MI 48201
Dr. Ho-Sheng Lin
Minneapolis VA Health Care System
One Veterans Drive
Minneapolis, MN 55417
Cincinnati VA Medical Center
3200 Vine Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45220
(513) 861-3100 ext: 6619
Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center
10701 East Blvd.
Cleveland, Ohio 44106
San Antonio Military Medical Center
3551 Roger Brooke Dr
San Antonio, TX 78219
South Texas VA HCS: Audie L. Murphy VA Hospital
7400 Merton Minter Blvd.
San Antonio, Texas 78229
(210) 920-6150 ext: 14714
VA North Texas Health Care System
S Lancaster Rd,
Dallas, TX 75216
Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center
1201 Broad Rock Blvd
Richmond VA 23249
Dr. Elsa Mathew
Washington DC VA Medical Center
50 Irving Street NW
Washington, DC 20422
Dr. Jessica Maxwell
Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center
5000 West National Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53295
(414) 384-2000 ext: 43377
Veteran’s Choice Program
If there is not a center near you, you can utilize a program called the Veteran’s Choice Program. The Veteran’s Choice Program allows you to receive health care within your community. Using this program does not impact your existing VA health care or any other VA benefit.
You are eligible for the Program if you:
- live more than 40 miles away from a VA medical care facility or face one of several excessive travel burdens; or
- have been waiting more than 30 days for VA medical care
If you experience an issue getting to this treatment and you live more 40 miles from a VA medical facility or have travel burdens, call 1-866-606-8198 to discuss your eligibility for the Veteran’s Choice Program. The representative will ask you for the name of your preferred community physician. Unfortunately, not all physicians will be eligible to participate in the Veteran’s Choice Program, so if your preferred physician is not available, the representative will recommend other physicians in your area.
If you have been waiting more than 30 days for care, call 1-866-606-8198 and staff there will connect you with a VA partner to help set up an appointment.
For more information on the Veteran’s Choice Program, please visit https://www.va.gov/opa/choiceact/.
Talk to a Veteran about Inspire Therapy
Inspire Therapy Patient Ambassadors are volunteer Inspire patients who are available to have one-on-one conversations with you and your loved ones about their experience with Inspire. If you would like to speak to an ambassador with previous military experience, please read their biographies below and send an email to the Ambassador of your choice. They will be in touch with you shortly.
Dan M, 53
I was born in Lakewood, Ohio which is a suburb of Cleveland. I retired from the United States Navy in 2010 with 23 years as a Chief Petty Officer. I am currently working at the Great Lakes Naval Station in North Chicago, IL. I live in Pleasant Prairie, WI with my wife Barbara. We have been married for 23 years and have two children and one grandchild.
Dan G, 38
I spent 5 years in the Army as an infantryman. I now live in Milwaukee, WI and have been married for 13 years. My wife and I have two children, a 9 year old daughter and a 6 year old son. I currently work as an IT Project Manager for a company in Milwaukee, WI.
Gerry H, 52
I am a divorced father with 2 young children with 8 years of service in the Marine Corps Reserves stationed in Ohio. My stepdaughter has also blessed me with 3 grandchildren. I live in a small town outside of Columbus, OH but I drive all over the United States as an over-the-road truck driver. I am usually gone during the week and home on the weekends. I like to travel, although most of my traveling involves a trailer load of product making it to a destination on time. My family and friends are very important to me and I have found that family goes beyond "bloodlines" sometimes.
Donnie R, 74
I served on active duty with the United States Air Force for 20 years and an additional 16 years employed with the Air Force Reserves. During this time, I was stationed in Southeast Asia--1 year in Vietnam and 5 years in The Philippines. I now live in Tampa, FL with my wife.