Category: Veterans Medical News

Veterans Medical News and health-related resources for veterans, active duty military and your respective military families.

VA News Release

VA resumes in-person benefits services halted by the COVID-19 response

 WASHINGTON — The U.S Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today the reestablishment of in-person benefits services in select locations throughout the country.  Currently, there are 10 regional offices (RO) open to the public and more are expected to reopen in the coming weeks as reopening phases will vary by RO and local conditions.  “During the last few months, VA… Read more
VA awards adaptive sports grants for Veterans

VA awards adaptive sports grants for Veterans

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today it will award nearly $15 million to 119 national, regional and community programs, headquartered in 37 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Programs funded through these grants will offer adaptive sports and activities to more than 13,000 Veterans and members of the Armed Forces with disabilities. Included… Read more
VA News Release

VA expands Veteran access to telehealth with iPad services

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today a new collaboration with Apple to increase Veterans’ access to virtual care benefits. VA’s iPad program provides qualifying Veterans with cellular-enabled iPads to access telehealth services and currently helps more than 50,000 Veterans across the country connect to VA health care services virtually. “VA will continue working diligently to provide Veterans with the… Read more
VA Electronic Healthcare

VA rolls out new patient-appointment tool, as part of electronic health record modernization transformation

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) launched a new appointment scheduling tool Aug. 21 at the VA Central Ohio Healthcare System to make medical visits more efficient for care providers and Veterans. A critical component of VA’s Electronic Health Record Modernization (EHRM) effort, the Centralized Scheduling Solution (CSS) will be implemented at all VA health facilities to expedite patient-care coordination throughout the department. “VA has delivered an enhanced scheduling system that will benefit Veterans and health care… Read more
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VA partners with OnStar to bring suicide prevention services to Veterans with the push of a button

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today it is partnering with OnStar’s emergency services to improve access to suicide prevention resources for Veterans. This partnership will offer Veterans in crisis the opportunity to be transferred to around-the-clock, confidential support via VA’s Veterans Crisis Line (VCL) when they use the emergency services button in an OnStar-equipped vehicle… Read more
VA Volunteers

VA prepares to welcome volunteers back to health care facilities

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today plans to gradually and safely reintroduce volunteers to its health care facilities. While volunteers are important to the operation of VA services and programs, most volunteer activities have been paused to prevent the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19. “Just as our facilities are gradually reinstating services, volunteers… Read more
COVID-19 Stimulus Package: (Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security "Cares" Act)

VA Expands Funding For At Risk Veterans

VA expands funding for emergency response for Veterans experiencing or at risk of homelessness during COVID-19 pandemic WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced it is allocating an additional $400 million of its coronavirus relief funding to enhance the department’s emergency relief response for Veterans experiencing or at risk of homelessness during the coronavirus pandemic. The… Read more