Maybe the wrong title, but couldn't think of it. Last week I came down with bell's palsy for the 3rd time. When to ER and had a brain CT done which shown nothing. Was put on meds and then visit neuro doctor last week. Neuro doctor said "we need a brain scan (MRI with contrast)". Called X-ray about date and they said not until the 19th of July. Talked to doctors nurse about date and when she called back told me that the 19th of July was the only date available. This is okay execpt that now I have more problems with face with new problems (feeling like a needle is going down the side of neck and hurt when I move head), which I explained to nurse and still can't do MRI until the 19th of July. Okay, so now what do I do here? Use my private health insurance and get MRI done quicker? If so, will the VA pay for MRI?