An Important Message About ATLAS Sites:
Offering Veterans VA Care Closer to Home
ATLAS (Accessing Telehealth through Local Area Stations) is part of VA’s Anywhere to Anywhere telehealth initiative, which sets out to better serve the nearly 9 million Veterans who receive care through VA – no matter where they are.
ATLAS has teamed up with public and private organizations to enhance underserved Veterans’ access to VA health care by offering them convenient locations to receive VA care closer to home. This new option reduces obstacles such as long travel times to appointments and poor internet connectivity at home.
Increasing Access to Care Through Collaboration
ATLAS provides a solution for Veteran challenges to accessing to care, particularly for those who live in rural areas, by offering convenient locations for Veterans to access VA health care in their communities. VA has teamed up with Veterans of Foreign Wars, The American Legion, Philips, and Walmart to offer 13 active ATLAS locations – with more to come! At these locations, Veterans will find comfortable, private spaces equipped with internet access and the technology needed to meet with VA providers via a secure video connection – saving travel time and transportation costs.
VA Video Appointments at ATLAS Sites
ATLAS sites provide free, internet broadband access for Veterans to connect to VA providers by video. During ATLAS appointments, Veterans meet with VA providers through VA Video Connect, VA’s secure videoconferencing software. In FY 2020, VA had over 4.4 million appointments through VA Video Connect with nearly 1.3 million Veterans total.
Clinical Services Offered at ATLAS Sites
ATLAS sites are open to all Veterans that are eligible to receive care through the VA health care system. The local VA facility that is associated with the ATLAS site determines which clinical services the site offers. Clinical services offered by video may include primary care, mental health counseling, clinical pharmacy, nutrition services, social work, and more.
What to Expect at an ATLAS Appointment
Once Veterans arrive at an ATLAS site, they will be greeted by an on-site attendant who will guide them to the appointment room and help them check in to their appointment. The attendant can also help Veterans troubleshoot basic technical issues. However, the attendants are not VA employees and will not be present once the appointment begins, nor have access to Veterans’ medical or personal information.
ATLAS Site Locations
ATLAS sites are currently located at select Walmart, American Legion, and Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) locations. For a Veteran to attend an appointment at an ATLAS site, the site must be associated with the VA Medical Center (VAMC) in which the Veteran is enrolled for care. Family members who receive care through VA can visit ATLAS sites for select VA appointments. Those interested in receiving care at an ATLAS site should reach out to the contact listed in the site information.
If you need assistance, contact the ATLAS Office of Connected Care Help Desk at (833) 822-8527 or (833) VAATLAS, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern time.
*Hours listed in local time for each site
American Legion Post #12 - Kellis-Draper
176 N Frontier St, Wickenburg, AZ 85390
Mon - Friday | 10am - 3:30pm
Associated VA Medical Center: Phoenix VA Health Care System – Phoenix, AZ and Northern Arizona VA Health Care System - Prescott, AZ
Phoenix VA Medical Center Call Center | (602) 277-5551 x 6550 or (602) 277-5551 x 2251
Northern Arizona VA Health Care System Call Center | (928) 445-4860 x 2183
VFW Post #2487
615 E St, Los Banos, CA 93635
Mon - Friday | 9am - 2:30pm*
*2nd Tues of the month | 10am - 2:30pm
*2nd Thurs of the month | 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Associated VA Medical Center: VA Central California Health Care System - Fresno, CA
Jeff Brager | (559) 225-6100 x 6581
Theresa Lopez | (559) 225-6100 x 6899
American Legion Ball-McColum Post #5
2921 W. 12th Ave, Emporia, KS 66801
Mon - Fri | 9am - 1pm
Associated VA Medical Center: VA Eastern Kansas Health Care System
Colmery-O’Neil Veterans’ Administration Medical Center – Topeka, KS
Dwight D. Eisenhower VA Medical Center – Leavenworth, KS
(913) 682-2000 x 53577
VFW Post #6786
114 Dewey Ave, Eureka, MT 59917
Mon - Friday | 9am - 4pm*
*Closed 1st Tuesday of each month
Associated VA Medical Centers:
Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center - Spokane, WA and VA Montana Health Care System - Fort Harrison, MT
Tom Carlson - Ft. Harrison, MT | (406) 447-7620
Marvin Boyd - Spokane, WA | (509) 434-7462
1226 E Dixie Dr, Asheboro, NC 27203
Wed & Thurs | 10am - 11am, 2pm - 3pm
Associated VA Medical Center:
W. G. (Bill) Hefner VA Medical Center - Salisbury, NC
Jennifer Terndrup | (704) 597-3500 x 37824
VFW Post #5007
20 Sandhill Rd, Gowanda, NY 14070
Mon - Friday | 9am - 4:30pm
Associated VA Medical Center: VA Western New York Healthcare System - Buffalo, NY
Buffalo VA Medical Center Telehealth Department | (716) 862-3241
American Legion Post #176
6520 Amherst Ave, Springfield, VA 22150
Mon - Fri | 8am - 3pm
Associated VA Medical Center: Washington D.C. VA Medical Center - Washington, D.C.
(202) 745-8000 x 52250
377 N Rolling Meadows Dr, Fond Du Lac, WI 54937
Wed & Thurs | 10am - 11am, 2pm - 3pm
Associated VA Medical Center: Milwaukee VA Medical Center (Zablocki) - Milwaukee, WI
Leeann Farber | (920) 831-0070 x 47924
Scot Kueper | (414) 384-2000 x 44516