Veterans Health Administration Resources

August 14, 2012 4:01 pm

These resources may be helpful to veterans with diabetes-related and other health-care needs.

DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS HEALTH CARE INFORMATION
www.va.gov/health[1]
Benefits: (800) 827-1000
Health Care: (877) 222-VETS (8387)
Veterans Crisis Line: (800) 273-8255, Press 1
Caregiver Support Line: (855) 260-3274
Look on the Web page for information on applying for benefits, locating a VA hospital or other facility, and tips on protecting your health.

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MY HEALTHEVET
https://www.myhealth.va.gov[2]
This free, online personal health record allows VA patients to communicate with their health-care providers, get appointment reminders, see laboratory results, access information about their military service, and more.

VHA NUTRITION INFORMATION EDUCATION
www.nutrition.va.gov/veteranNutritionLinks.asp[3]
Go to this page for information on seeing a registered dietitian and to download nutrition fact sheets, including some on diabetes, developed by VA dietitians.

WOMEN VETERANS HEALTH CARE
www.womenshealth.va.gov[4]
In recognition of the growing number of women veterans, the Department of Veterans Affairs is working on expanding and improving the medical care offered to this group. Currently, at each VA Medical Center nationwide, a Women Veterans Program Manager is designated to assist women veterans in getting the care they need.

Endnotes:
  1. www.va.gov/health: http://www.va.gov/health
  2. https://www.myhealth.va.gov: https://www.myhealth.va.gov
  3. www.nutrition.va.gov/veteranNutritionLinks.asp: http://www.nutrition.va.gov/veteranNutritionLinks.asp
  4. www.womenshealth.va.gov: http://www.womenshealth.va.gov

Source URL: http://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/about-diabetes/diabetes-basics/diabetes-in-the-military/veterans-health-administration-resources/


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