For Veterans - Veterans Health Information Exchange (VHIE)
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Veterans Health Information Exchange (VHIE)


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Notice to Veterans: The VA Health Information Exchange Opt Out Form, VA Form 10-10164, is avaialble at, on this website, or in the Release of Information Office (ROI) at VA medical centers by Veterans.  The form must be signed, mailed and/or hand carried to a Veteran's local Release of Information Office.  Currently, there are no means of submitting the form electronically.  

If you visit non-VA health care providers (click for the current list of participating community health care providers), VA Exchange makes it easier for your team of health care providers to coordinate and manage care. With VA Exchange, VA and communinty health care providers can securely share your health record electronically.

That means both your VA and community health care providers can securely access information on your allergies, health problems, medications, and more. This should help you and your health care providers, avoid the need to fax, mail or carry paper health records from one provider to another.

It also means VA and community health care providers can access more of your key health care information in near real time, instead of days or weeks — enabling them to quickly make informed decisions that result in better care. 
VA Exchange may:

  • Give your provider immediate access to more of your health care information.
  • Reduce your chances of having duplicate procedures done.
  • Increase your safety by providing a more complete medical record, such as a list of your medications and allergies.
  • Save you time and money.
  • Improve your health outcomes by empowering you.

Learn more about VA Health Information Sharing through our FAQ.


VA is committed to protecting your privacy. Both VLER Health Exchange and VLER Health Direct use secure technologies for information sharing between VA and community health providers. Only community health care providers and organizations that have partnership agreements with VA and are part of VA’s approved, trusted network may receive VLER Health information.