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Strangers to VA Battle Buddies: Army Veterans bond over lifesaving heart procedures at Houston VA

Army Veterans Christopher Williams and Daniel Kay were strangers until advanced heart failure and life-changing surgery at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center saved their lives and brought them together.

Two Veterans

Starting the New Year Cancer Free

In 2018, Navy Veteran Luz Cervantes had her first mammogram and it came back normal. Several years went by and in 2021, she felt she needed to go back to the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center for another one.

Veteran rings Cancer Bell

Houston VA receives National Award for Outstanding Nursing Quality

For second straight year, VA Medical Center secures one of the top spots in the nation for excellence in nursing

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Clinical Contact Center available 24/7 for Houston Veterans

When a Veteran has an urgent medical question, the Houston VA Clinical Contact Center (CCC) is available 365 days a year, 24 hours a day.

VA staff speak to Veterans on the phone

Houston VA connecting Veterans with PACT Act Benefits

On August 10, 2022, President Joe Biden signed the historic Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act into law which expands VA health care and benefits for millions of Veterans who were exposed to burn pits, Agent Orange, and other toxic substances, along with their survivors.

A Veteran receives a toxic exposure screening

Houston VA holding Flu Shot Drive-thru Clinics on Saturday & Sunday

The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center is holding flu shot drive-thru clinics for all enrolled Veterans this weekend, Dec. 3-4 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Flu Drive Thru

PACT Act Resource Fair: Dec. 14

Calling all Vietnam era, Gulf War era, and Post-9/11 Veterans!


Houston Veterans can now Chat with Your VA Health Care Team!

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has a new tool for Houston Veterans to get immediate answers to their minor health care questions.


Flu Shot Drive-thru: Nov. 19

The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center is holding a flu shot drive-thru for all enrolled Veterans on Nov. 19 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Veteran receives a flu shot.

Houston VA expands Echocardiogram Imaging Services to Conroe Clinic

On Oct. 5, the Conroe VA Clinic began offering echocardiogram ultrasounds as part of a new pilot program. Previously, all echocardiograms have been conducted at the main Houston campus.

VA staff with an echocardiogram ultrasound machine