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OGJVAMC Celebrates 20 Years of My HealtheVet

Veterans Day 2023 marked the 20th anniversary of My HealtheVet. As the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ online patient portal, My HealtheVet has become a crucial part of VA care, with more than 6 million users connecting over the past two decades.

My HealtheVet’s online resources and tools offer Veterans, active-duty service members, and their dependents and caregivers greater control over their VA care.  Using My HealtheVet, Veterans can:

  • View, download, or print information from their VA medical records.
  • Refill VA prescriptions, track their delivery, and view a list of their VA prescriptions.
  • Exchange secure messages with their VA care team to ask nonurgent health questions and send updates on their condition.
  • View, schedule, and cancel their VA care appointments, set up email reminders, and join their video telehealth visits.
  • And more!

The top priority for VA is providing the soonest and best care for Veterans. My HealtheVet supports this mission by offering Veterans convenient access to their VA health information and VA care teams from wherever they are. This serves to extend VA’s reach beyond the traditional office visit.

Having their VA health information at their fingertips empowers Veterans to understand and manage their health journey. My HealtheVet has become an indispensable means of communication, source of health information, and avenue for Veterans to take charge of their health and wellness. Over these past 20 years, My HealtheVet has proven to be key to strengthening the connection between Veterans and their VA care team.

To learn more about accessing My HealtheVet or receive assistance in setting up an account, Veterans can call Patty Leatherman, My HealtheVet Coordinator, at 906-774-3300, ext. 34806 or visit the Virtual Health Resource Center Mondays from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Wednesdays from noon to 4 p.m. and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Iron Mountain VA specialty care waiting room on the second floor.

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