VA Telehealth Services provides clinical care to Veterans remotely. VA is a national leader in telehealth; in fiscal 2020, more than 1.6 million Veterans used telehealth to access VA care.
VA telehealth technologies enhance Veterans’ access to care. For Veterans who live far from VA Medical Centers, have difficulty getting to the clinic for care, or need a specialty service not offered in their area, telehealth enables them to access the care they need.
Through innovative technologies, VA can provide many types of telehealth care. Some ways that VA care teams can use telehealth to enhance patient care include:
- Real-time, interactive video visits with Veterans and their family members or caregivers.
- In-home and mobile remote monitoring health technologies.
- Devices that gather and store health data remotely.
Learn more about how VA telehealth helps providers deliver care to Veterans
“Telehealth lets Veterans receive care anytime, anywhere. If the patient lives far away, they can talk to their doctor from home. The nurses monitor the patients and learn trends. If they maybe see a spike in blood pressure, they can reach out.”
“I can do almost as much as I can do in person. I think telemedicine has been very good for the whole system — not only for the hospital, for the provider — but more importantly for the patient.”
“TeleMental health is a wonderful avenue to continue to facilitate growth with someone who I’ve already established a relationship with. It’s like having them in the room with me.”
Telehealth services offered by VA vary depending on location. To learn more, visit the VA Telehealth Services website.