My DS ended up with an umbilical hernia (documented) during OCS. He was told there that the military will cover the cost. His unit advised him to bring in all the medical records for his file and the bills. I try to let my DS handle his own affairs but he doesn't ask good questions sometimes. Our insurance is not good. High deductible and co-pays. My finances are tight right now and most docs/surgeons want office fees paid at the time of the visit. I doubt surgeons come cheap. Now that he is legally an adult, I don't want to risk medical bills hurting his credit. So, I suppose my question is, should I be contacting the VA hospital about this? I would rather not. Has anyone else had a similar situation? Feeling a bit lost here. And I am a nurse! I could use advice on how to proceed. Also, will having this cause any issues when he is ready to commission and head off to TBS? I can't imagine why it would but I am not the military.