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Get your VA medical records online

Our online tools can help you view, organize, and share your VA medical records and personal health information. Find out if you’re eligible and how to sign in to start using these tools.

VA Blue Button

More about VA Blue Button

What is VA Blue Button, and how can it help me manage my health care?

VA Blue Button is a feature of the health management portal within My HealtheVet. It lets you view, print, save, download, and share information from your VA medical record and personal health record. With this tool, you can better manage your health needs and communicate with your health care team.

With VA Blue Button, you can:

  • Download a customized Blue Button report with information from your VA medical records, personal health record, and in some cases your military service record
  • Download a Health Summary that includes specific information from your VA medical record (like your known allergies, medications, and recent lab results)
  • Build your own personal health record that includes information like your self-entered medical history, emergency contacts, and medicines
  • Monitor your vital signs and track your diet and exercise with our online journals
  • Share a digital copy of the personal health information you entered yourself with your VA health care team through Secure Messaging

Am I eligible to use all the features of VA Blue Button?

You can use all the features of this tool if you meet all of the requirements listed below.

Both of these must be true. You’re:

  • Enrolled in VA health care, and
  • Registered as a patient in a VA health facility

Find out how to apply for VA health care

And you must have one of these free accounts:

  • An Advanced or Premium My HealtheVet account, or
  • A Premium DS Logon account (used for eBenefits and milConnect), or
  • A verified ID.me account that you can create here on VA.gov

Learn about the 3 different My HealtheVet account types

Once I’m signed in, how do I get to my medical records?

Go to your Welcome page dashboard, and click on “Health Records.” You’ll go to a new page.

From here, you can choose to access your VA Blue Button report, your VA Health Summary, or your VA Medical Images and Reports.

If you’d like to add information to your personal health record, click on “Track Health” in the blue navigation menu at the top of the page. You’ll go to a new page where you can choose to record information like your vital signs, health history, goals, and food and exercise efforts.

Will my personal health information be protected?

Yes. This is a secure website. We follow strict security policies and practices to protect your personal health information.

If you print or download anything from the website, you’ll need to take responsibility for protecting that information.
Get tips for protecting your personal health information

What if I have more questions?

You can get answers to frequently asked questions about VA Blue Button and related tools within My HealtheVet.
Read VA Blue Button FAQs
Read VA Health Summary FAQs
Read VA Medical Images and Reports FAQs

You can also contact the My HealtheVet help desk.
Find out how to contact us online
Or call us at 877-327-0022 (TTY: 800-877-8339). We’re here Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. CT.

The Veterans Health Information Exchange

What is the Veterans Health Information Exchange, and how can it help me manage my health care?

The Veterans Health Information Exchange (also called the “Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record” or VLER) is a program that lets us share Veteran health information electronically with non-VA community health care providers who are part of our approved trust network.

This can help to:

  • Keep your personal health information more secure
  • Improve your care by helping your providers make more informed decisions
  • Keep you safe by making sure your providers have up-to-date information, like your current medications and allergies
  • Save you time and money
  • Improve how your VA and non-VA providers coordinate your care

This program is completely voluntary. You decide if we can share your information, and who we can share it with. And you can update your preferences as your needs change.

Am I eligible to sign up for the Health Information Exchange online?

You can sign up for this service online if you meet all of the requirements listed below.

Both of these must be true. You’re:

  • Enrolled in VA health care, and
  • Registered as a patient in a VA health facility

Find out how to apply for VA health care

And you’ll need to have a Premium DS Logon account (used for eBenefits and milConnect).

If you don’t have a Premium DS Logon account, find out how to create or upgrade an account on eBenefits.
Go to eBenefits

Note: We can share information only with participating community care providers who are in our approved trust network.
See the list of our current partners

Once I have a premium eBenefits account, how do I sign up for this service?

  1. Sign in to eBenefits with your premium account.

  2. Go to “Manage Health.”

  3. Select “Share your VA Medical Records.”

  4. Select “Login to Manage My Consent (Authorizations) and Preferences.” Then select “Start Consent (Authorization).”

  5. Select "Accept the terms and conditions." You must click “Yes” to continue. Then, select “Save and Continue.”

  6. Mark the box and select “Sign.” Then, you'll be asked to re-enter your username and password.

  7. Click “Reauthenticate.” Note that this next step may take a couple minutes to process.

If you need help, call the eBenefits help desk at 800-983-0937. We’re here Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET.

Please note: Signing up may not be the last step in the process. Some providers and states request another consent form to exchange information with us. Please contact your provider or the Release of Information office at your nearest VA medical center to ask about any other consent forms you may need.
Find your nearest VA medical center

Can I sign up for the VA Health Exchange by mail or in person?

Yes. If you’ve received care at a VA health facility, follow the steps below to sign up by mail or in person.

To sign up by mail

Fill out, sign, and date a Request for and Authorization to Release Protected Health Information to Health Information Exchanges (VA Form 10-0485).
Download VA Form 10-0485

Send the completed form to the Release of Information Office at your nearest VA medical center.
Find the address for your nearest VA medical center

To sign up in person

Visit your nearest VA medical center’s Release of Information Office.

Bring a completed VA Form 10-0485 with you, or ask for a copy to fill out in the office. Give your completed, signed form to an office staff member.

Will my personal health information be protected?

Yes. The VLER Veterans Health Information Exchange uses secure technology to share information between VA and community health care providers. We share information only with community care providers and organizations that have partnership agreements with us and are part of our approved, trusted network.

Can I change my mind and ask VA to stop sharing my information?

Yes. You can ask us online, by mail, or in person to stop sharing your information.

To make your request online

  1. Sign in to eBenefits

  2. Click “Manage Health.”

  3. Go to “Share your VA Health Record.”

  4. Click “Manage My Authorizations and Preferences.”

  5. Click “Revoke Authorization.”

To make your request by mail or in person

Fill out a Revocation for Release of Individually-Identifiable Health Information Through eHealth Exchange (VA Form 10-0484). This is also called a “Stop Sharing” form.
Download VA Form 10-0484

Mail or take this form in person to your nearest VA medical center’s Release of Information Office.
Find your nearest VA medical center

You can also ask the office for a copy of this form to fill out. Or you can call our toll-free VLER Health Information line at 877-771-VLER (8537), Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. CT to request a form.

What if I have more questions?

Call us at 877-771-VLER (8537). We’re here Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. CT.

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