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Top Ten VA Services List for Veterans in 2016

Happy New Year 2016!

One thing we all hope for in a New Year is good health. For America's Veterans, that's our job. At our VA hospitals and Community-Based Outpatient Clinics, we are here to serve you.

By Hans Petersen
Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Happy New Year from the Veterans Health Administration!

Whether you are a Veteran, related to one or count a Veteran as a good friend, here are some valuable suggestions for New Year’s Resolutions in 2016 for America’s Veterans.

We hope you put this at the top of your Favorites list, save it in the device of your choice or maybe just print it out and hang it on the fridge. It could come in handy many times in 2016.

1. Sign Up For VA Health Benefits

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This is an easy guide to VA’s comprehensive medical benefits package. It includes helpful instructions on how to apply.

2. Drop By a Vet Center

Did you know there are 300 Vet Centers across the U.S. and surrounding territories? They are for Veterans who have served in any combat zone and offer a broad range of counseling, outreach, and referral services.

3. Learn About VA Mental Health Resources

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The Guide to VA Mental Health Services for Veterans and Families is intended for Veterans, Veteran family members, members of Veteran Service Organizations, or members of other groups interested in VA mental health care.

4. Help a Homeless Vet Find a Home

VA is committed to ending Veteran homelessness. No one who has served our country should ever go without a safe, stable place to call home.

5. Watch Veterans Share Their PTSD Experiences

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Brave Veterans with PTSD tell their stories, hoping it will help other Vets — a compelling VA online resource.

6. Discover The Many Ways VA Is Helping Women Veterans

VA has made tremendous progress improving services for women by redesigning the delivery of comprehensive primary care for women and training VA providers in women’s health.

7. Enroll in the MyHealtheVet Online Program

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My HealtheVet is VA’s online personal health record. It was designed for Veterans, active duty Servicemembers, their dependents and caregivers. My HealtheVet helps you partner with your health care team. It provides you opportunities and tools to make informed decisions and manage your health care.

8. Stop Smoking and Binge Eating

Here’s help to quit smoking, lose weight, and a lot more to keep your healthy.

9. Take Advantage Of The Veterans Crisis Line

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The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring VA responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text.

10. Save These Links To VA Services

This is a quick list of links to the many health support services available to Veterans. Have a happy, healthy 2016!