EXTRA- EVENING FOR THE VETERAN OF THE VETERAN SHARE OF THE DAY
A VA medical records overhaul is happening to modernize the way the VA and Department of Defense share patient records between health systems. As a result, the VA created My VA Health, an online patient portal, to make it easier to access VA medical records as service members transfer from military service to veteran status.
The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) has 1,293 health care facilities which includes 171 VA Medical Centers and 1,112 VHA outpatient clinics. These medical centers and clinics provide care for over 9 million veterans enrolled in VA health care. This article explains the critical transition the VA is making to My VA Health and the resulting changes to how you access VA health care and medical records.
Read on to learn some essentials of seeking out VA health care and accessing your military and VA medical records—both the traditional way and with the new My VA Health.