My HealtheVet is VA’s award–winning e–health Website, which offers Veterans, active duty service members, their dependents and caregivers anywhere, anytime Internet access to VA health care information and services. My HealtheVet is a free, online Personal Health Record that empowers Veterans to become informed partners in their health care. With My HealtheVet, America’s Veterans can access trusted, secure, and current health and benefits information as well as record, track and store important health and military history information at their convenience. Registered Veterans who are enrolled in a VA facility can refill their VA prescriptions and in the future, view their VA appointments, receive copies of their VA electronic medical records, and electronically communicate with their health care team.
When using My HealtheVet for the first time with the ORC credential, you will have the opportunity to link your VAAFI credential to your existing My HealtheVet account if you have one. If you do not have a My HealtheVet account you will be able to create a new account. After the first time that you use VAAFI to go to My HealtheVet, you will skip that step and proceed directly into the My HealtheVet website. ***Please note that the ORC credential will be discontinued by VA at the end of September 2012. We encourage all veterans to obtain a DS Logon account.***
As of June 1st, when you are logged onto eBenefits with your premium credential and follow the My HealtheVet link, you may be automatically logged onto My HealtheVet. This can take place if your name as it is registered in My HealtheVet is an exact match with your name in Department of Defense's databases. If your account is not yet an In-Person Authenticated (IPA'd) account, you will be given the opportunity to print the Release of Information (ROI) form, fill it out and mail it in to upgrade your account to an IPA account. Previously, this upgrade was only possible by visiting a VA medical facility. In the future this limit launch of VA's Single Sign-On capability between VAAFI partners and My HealtheVet will be expanded to accomodate all DS Logon users (not only thiose whose name is an exact match).