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Veterans Get ATLAS Demo at Wickenburg Stand Down Event

VA telehealth representatives at an event.

The American Legion Post 12 recently welcomed Veterans, VA telehealth representatives, community-based organizations, and more for the annual Wickenburg Stand Down. The event included demonstrations of the site’s ATLAS (Accessing Telehealth through Local Area Stations) pod and connected Veterans to local health and wellness resources. 

Post 12 holds the only ATLAS pod in Arizona. It is shared between the Phoenix and Northern Arizona VA health care systems. The pod offers Veterans a private, comfortable space to meet with their VA providers through VA Video Connect, VA’s secure videoconferencing app. During the event, five Veterans used the technology provided in the pod to attend their VA video telehealth appointments. 

Local VA telehealth representatives attended the stand down to connect with Veterans and discuss how telehealth can serve their specific needs. Stacey Hodges is one of those representatives.

“We like to emphasize to Veterans that telehealth can facilitate your care in a convenient, easy, high-quality, and secure way,” Hodges said.

Read more about this event and visit the ATLAS webpage to find the nearest ATLAS site.