VA has many tools that can help you access care remotely, including My HealtheVet, VA’s online patient portal. With a free My HealtheVet Premium account, you can securely access tools online that help you manage your VA care from home:
- Secure Messaging: Send secure messages online to your VA health care team to ask non-urgent health questions or to request a video telehealth appointment.
- VA Appointments: Rather than going to a VA facility, you can receive many types of care at home – either over the phone or via video using VA Video Connect. You can set up telephone or video appointments by using the VA Appointments tab on My HealtheVet or by sending a secure message to your VA health care team.
- Prescription Refills: Request prescription refills and send medications to your home using My HealtheVet’s VA Prescriptions tool or the Rx Refill mobile app.
If you don’t have a My HealtheVet account yet, you can create a free, Premium My HealtheVet account at myhealth.va.gov by selecting “Register” in the top right of the screen.
Learn how to upgrade from an Advanced to Premium account (it's free and easy!) or read more about the benefits of a My HealtheVet Premium account in this article on VAntage Point.