VA is using innovative health technologies to expand the reach of VA care. If you’re a Veteran receiving VA care, you can communicate with your care team, track your health information, and access your VA health records from your computer, cell phone, or tablet.
Solutions for Veterans
My HealtheVet is VA’s online patient portal. With My HealtheVet, you can take charge of your health care by accessing your VA health information online.
My HealtheVet enables you to:
- Refill and track VA prescriptions.
- Send secure messages to your VA care team.
- View, request, and cancel VA care appointments.
- Download health information from your VA Electronic Health Record.
- Access other tools and resources to help you stay healthy.
To protect your confidential health information, some My HealtheVet features require a Premium account. My HealtheVet Premium accounts are free and require a one-time upgrading process, which you can complete in person, online, or via video appointment.
Visit My HealtheVet to learn more and create an account.
The VA App Store gives you access to dozens of apps designed specifically for Veterans, all in one convenient place. Through VA apps, you can securely manage your health care, connect with your VA care team, and take charge of your health and wellness.
Learn more and download the apps by visiting the VA App Store.
Here’s how VA apps are helping Veterans:
On the Move with MOVE! Coach
Have you heard of MOVE!, VA’s national Weight Management Program? Since MOVE! started in 2006, over 600,000 Veterans have enrolled in an effort to lose weight, keep it off and improve their health. Now you can use the MOVE! Coach App to help you swing back into a healthy routine.
Vietnam War Era Army Veteran Warren Pennington from Shreveport, LA found success with the MOVE! Coach App. “Once I found out about MOVE! Coach, I was all about it!” said Pennington. “It allowed me to stay at home to lose weight, but still talk to my clinician which was very helpful. When I started MOVE! Coach, I got serious about wanting to lose weight and maintain it.”
Jerry Phillips was one of the first Veterans to use MOVE! Coach and has since lost 68 pounds. He is happy about how the program helped him improve his overall health, and not just lose weight.
“I was not overly active before using the app, but now I have to move and do something each day,” he said. “After starting MOVE! Coach, I went to work as a stock guy. The job keeps me incredibly physically active.” He also stays active through other activities like yard work and house renovations. “Now that I’ve lost so much weight, it’s much easier to do,” he said.
MOVE! Coach is available for iPhones and iPads at the VA App Store.
Summary of Care App – Your Health Record On the Go
VA is in the final stages of developing the first mobile app that will give you on-the-go access to your VA Electronic Health Record. One of the first apps that will be launched is Summary of Care, which will allow you to view your medication, allergies, lab results and more from any mobile device.
Marine Corp Veteran and VA employee Brian Olinger has been involved in the development and field-testing of the apps, and has found that the apps make it easier to track his health data, communicate with members of his care team, both inside and outside of VA.
When Brian was diagnosed with a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) by his VA provider and chose to have surgery outside VA, VA mobile apps helped him more easily share information from his VA health records with his private specialist.
Summary of Care is coming soon to the VA App Store.
“[Summary of Care] allows me to view my next appointment and see my medications, while providing me information I need to make decisions on my care prior to my next appointment,” says Olinger. “It is really a snapshot of my entire VA record.”
VA is leading the way in telehealth innovation to make sure that Veterans can access care when and where they need it.
From your home, the clinic, or the hospital, VA telehealth technologies make it easier for you to connect with your VA care team.
- At Home: Meet with VA providers virtually and send important health data from where you are, using your computer or mobile device.
- In the Clinic: Connect with VA health specialists across the country from a VA clinic near you.
- In the Hospital: Telehealth in hospitals helps VA providers collaborate to improve your care — whether they share an office or work on opposite sides of the country.
VA served more than 1.6 million Veterans through telehealth in fiscal 2020. Learn more about how telehealth gives you access to the care you need, when and where you need it, on the VA Telehealth Services website.
For specific information about telehealth services available in your area, contact your local VA facility.