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Houston VA now offers mobile check-in for Appointments

Your overall satisfaction with a health care visit starts with patient check-in. It may be the first time you encounter our staff, or it may be the first time you are welcomed to the facility.

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Houston first in VA health care system to implant amulet device that helps prevent stroke

On July 1, doctors at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center (MEDVAMC) became the first in the VA to implant a special device aimed at preventing strokes in Veteran patients.

VA surgeons

New Veterans Crisis Line phone number

Effective July 16, Veterans have the option to Dial 988 then Press 1 to connect with caring, qualified responders for 24/7 crisis support.

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Color of Freedom Display highlights diversity of America’s servicewomen

Veterans and visitors to the Houston VA Medical Center are invited to stop by the first floor hallway near primary care and the main lobby to view a special exhibit highlighting the history and achievements of women Veterans.

Color of Freedom Display

Community partnerships key to preventing Veteran Suicide

Every day, an estimated 17.2 Veterans die from suicide. Of those, an estimated 6.8 receive VA health care. Simply put, most Veterans who die from suicide don’t receive VA health care.

Suicide prevention training

Trauma survivors encouraged to self-screen for PTSD

Veterans, service members and civilians are encouraged to take a 50-second self-screen, June 27, on PTSD Screening Day for posttraumatic stress disorder.

PTSD Treatment Works

Houston VA sets the “pace” with leadless pacemaker technology

Cardiologists at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston are using new technology to improve the lives of their Veteran patients.

VA doctor and Veteran

Veteran carves special “sign” of thanks for Houston VA cardiologists

Army Veteran Carl Haaland is a grateful man. The Petersburg, Alaska native was visiting family in the Houston area last spring when he started feeling ill.

A photo of a Veteran with two VA doctors and a photo of a wooden sign.

Blind Veteran grateful to Houston VA Low Vision Clinic

While serving in the U.S. Air Force, Alexander Brown was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and was medically retired after serving nine years.

A VA assistive technology specialist provides treatment to a Veteran.

Virtual National Cancer Survivors Day Event: June 7

The Houston VA Medical Center will hold a virtual National Cancer Survivors Day event on June 7 on Microsoft Teams.

Cancer survivor