We recently made a number of important improvements to My HealtheVet. As we bring the new system on line, there will be times when the site is slow, unresponsive or even unavailable. You should continue to check all of the information in your My HealtheVet personal health record. You should also call ahead to confirm any upcoming appointments. For a listing of medical centers and clinics with phone number contacts, please visit the VA Facility Locator online.
New Registrations: If you are Veteran enrolled in a VA medical center/VA facility, please be sure to check the "VA Patient" box when registering on My HealtheVet. Also, please include your FULL name (to include middle name, if you have one) plus your date of birth, SSN and gender.
Key portions of the Department of Defense (DoD) Military Service Information can be found in My HealtheVet. This new feature is available to military retirees and/or Veterans discharged after 1979. To see this they simply need to:
be a Veteran enrolled at a VA health care facility
be registered on My HealtheVet
have an upgraded account (In-Person Authenticated)
Viewing DoD Military Service Information in My HealtheVet is simple. It is easy to use, private and secure. Anytime, anywhere the Veteran is, as long as they have Internet access, they can view their:
Military Occupational Specialty (MOS)codes
Having DoD Military Service Information available in My HealtheVet gives Veterans easy, convenient access to their military employment history. It lets them see their information on demand. They can use the VA Blue Button to print or download their DoD Military Service Information. They can share this information when looking for a new job or considering changing careers. They can also share this with their employer to show past job skills and experience. They can also use this when they search for jobs using the Veterans Job Bank.
My HealtheVet is a free, online personal health record. It is available 24/7, where ever there is Internet access. If you are a VA patient, registered on My HealtheVet and have completed the one-time In-Person Authentication process, you can:
get your VA Wellness Reminders
view your VA Appointments
when available, participate in Secure Messaging with your health care team*
fully participate in future My HealtheVet features
*Secure Messaging is now available through some VA clinics and expanding to others throughout 2011
You can use the VA Blue Button to view, print, or download your health data that is currently in your My HealtheVet account. You can share this information with your family, caregiver or others. It puts you in control of your information stored in My HealtheVet.
For questions, please contact the My HealtheVet Coordinator at your VA facility.
My HealtheVet is now offering RSS Feeds. RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication. It's an easy way for you to keep up with news and information that's important to you, and helps you avoid the conventional methods of browsing or searching for information on websites.
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Many Veterans at some point will experience changes in their health or lifestyle. These changes can cause distress. When this happen, there are VA behavior health providers they can talk with. Behavior health providers work with the Veteran's primary care provider as part of the new Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT). They also work in the primary care clinics to offer Veterans help with health-related issues. Having Behavior health services located in primary care clinics provides Veterans more options in one location.
One type of behavior health provider is the primary care psychologist. They can help Veterans adjust to medical problems and deal with life challenges. They provide help that addresses the body and the mind. What can a psychologist do for you? She or he can:
provide brief counseling for emotional and behavioral issues
offer help in learning ways to improve health measures like blood pressure or decrease cholesterol levels
work with Veterans to change unhealthy eating patterns and to lose weight
work with the Veteran and his/her primary care provider
help Veterans talk about common social and emotional challenges
The Veteran and his/her health team may decide that focusing on certain issues for a longer time might be helpful. In this case, the primary care team can put them in contact with the behavior health provider at their clinic. This might also include referring the Veteran to a specialty program that is right for them. Learn More » (PDF)
Your health care team wants to work with you to help you reach your goals. Talk with your health care team about what is right for you. Decide where you can improve your health. Then use My HealtheVet to help you get it done.
For example, if you have a chronic illness, you are more likely to live healthy with your chronic illness if you eat the right foods, are active, and get enough sleep. To learn more about keeping a balance between what you eat and drink, how active you are, and getting the sleep you need, visit the Healthy Living Centers. Once you understand what you can do to live healthy, as a registered user you can use Track Health. Read More »
Every suicide is tragic. No matter what the numbers or rates, one suicide is too many. Some suicides can happen without warning. However, most people who are suicidal do give warning signs. Learn to recognize when someone is at risk. The Veterans Crisis Line is for Veterans, families and caregivers in crisis. It puts them touch with trained, caring VA professionals through a toll-free number and online chat. Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1 or chat online to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year.
While the Great American Smokeout was November 17, it's not too late to think about quitting smoking for good. VA provides counseling on how to quit, as well as FDA-approved medications to increase your chances of staying quit. Read More »