• You are correct about Tricare replacing Campus. My wife was denied seeing a physician at the Port Lavaca Clinic Assoc. when she went for her phyican appoint, because she would not sign a statement that she would pay for services not paid by her insurance. This statement is an violation of federal law when the services have not been identified and when the insurance is billed by the clinic. The office manager was rude and very aggressive to her. She now travels to Victoria for care without having to deal with rude staff.

    Unrudy81, ask your son if he can see a physician there without signing the statement. Bet he will not be seen.

    June 13, 2009 at 12:39 p.m.

  • Champus doesn't even exsist anymore. It was replaced by Tricare about 13 years ago. Port Lavaca clinic does except Tricare. My son is a dependent and a doctor there is his Primary Care Giver. They are also the PMG's for many of the Coasties. I don't know anything about ChampVA but retirees are eligible for Tricare.

    June 13, 2009 at 12:11 a.m.

  • One of the things that really chaps my behind in Calhoun County, is there is not a single clinic that supports the service of our military service men and women or veterans. The dependents of military personal and veterans are as much part of these individuals as the actual service person or veteran. The clinics in Calhoun county will not accept CAMPUS or CAMPVA, insurance payments. On the phone they will say they accept these insurance policies, but when the dependent appears for the appointment, they are told they can not see the physican or PA unless they sign an agreement to pay for care not covered by these insurance programs. It is a legal federal violation for the clinics or physicans to bill these insurance programs, get paid, and then bill the patients for the difference.
    Because of this situation, I have recommended to retiring military personal and disabled vets to avoid moving to Calhoun County.
    I will met with anyone on this subject that attemps to deny this is the policy of clinics in Calhoun County.

    June 12, 2009 at 11:45 p.m.