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Health Services

VA Long Beach Healthcare System offers a wide range of health, support, and facility services for Veterans at 8 locations in Los Angeles and Orange counties. Click on a service below for more details like which clinic or medical center offers that service.

Primary care

Talk with an advice nurse if you have questions about your care or for help in deciding whether you need an urgent or routine appointment.

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Care we provide at VA Long Beach health care

Care we provide at VA Long Beach health care

For after-hours assistance, please call the Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) 22 Telephone Advice Nurse Call Line at 877-252-4866 for an evaluation from a triage nurse and, when appropriate, referral to an urgent care center in the community.

Common conditions: memory problems, sleep problems, falls, bone loss, weight loss

As you age, we offer a range of medical and support services to help you stay as healthy, active and independent as possible. We also offer help to family members and caregivers who may support you.

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Care we provide at VA Long Beach health care

We assess your situation and condition to decide which geriatric services are right for you or a senior Veteran in your care, and then we coordinate your care. Our team of specialists provides geriatric services that include:

  • Outpatient Geriatric Services
  • Inpatient Geriatric Services (Community Living Center)
  • Medicine and nursing
  • Psychology, psychiatry, and social work
  • Physical and occupational therapy
  • Contract Nursing Home (CNH) 
  • Adult Day Health Care (ADHC)
  • Homemaker Home Health Aide (H/HHA) 
  • Home-Based Primary Care (HBPC)

Check our classes and support groups listed in The Bulldog

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Our specialists provide a full range of services to help you get and understand your prescription medicines and supplies. You can refill VA prescriptions online, by phone or by mail.

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Care we provide at VA Long Beach health care

Our pharmacy provides you and other Veterans with convenient, efficient service to make it easy to get your medications and medical supplies. You can:

  • Pick up new prescriptions in person
  • Refill prescriptions online, by phone or mail
  • Safely dispose of medicines

Learn more about our pharmacy

Your VA primary care provider will work closely with you to plan for all the care you need to stay healthy and well throughout your life, including immunizations and vaccinations. They will also work with family members or caregivers who support you.

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Care we provide at VA Long Beach health care

A strong network of family and internal medicine specialists and services can offer you the best possible care. Internal medicine doctors (internists) prevent, diagnose, and treat adult diseases. Doctors who specialize in family medicine provide primary health care to the entire family. Your primary care team can coordinate the many services you receive such as:

  • Labs and blood work
  • Mental health care
  • Women's health care
  • Radiology
  • Social services
  • Telehealth

Check our classes and support groups listed in The Bulldog

Common conditions: women's primary care, mental health, obstetrics and gynecology, pap smear, mammogram

We offer women’s health services to meet your specific needs such as disease screenings, mental health treatment, recovery from military sexual trauma, maternity care and female-specific medical equipment.

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Care we provide at VA Long Beach health care

Our women's health program offers complete health care for women Veterans of all ages. Our primary care providers specialize in women’s health. They work closely with specialists in gynecology, obstetrics, female urology, oncology, medicine, radiology, surgery, and breast illness. Our services for women Veterans include:

  • Ultrasounds, mammograms, Pap and HPV tests
  • Mental health care and counseling
  • Lifestyle wellness services
  • Menopause treatment, including hormonal therapy
  • Family planning, contraceptive care, and infertility evaluation

Learn more and connect with a care coordinator

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Mental health care

Common conditions: addiction, depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, OCD

If you’re struggling with issues like PTSD, depression, grief, anger or trauma, we offer counseling and other support. All VA health care facilities offer same-day help. You may qualify even without enrolling in VA health care.

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Our medical center and clinics provide consultation, evaluation, and treatment for a range of issues that may impact your mental health or emotional well-being. Our confidential outpatient services include individual and group therapy for:

  • Psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression
  • Marriage and relationship problems
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Anxiety, addictive behaviors, and personality disorders
  • Aggressive or self-harming behaviors

If you're a Veteran in crisis or concerned about one, please contact the 24/7 Veterans Crisis Line hotline (1-800-273-8255; press 1), text (838255) or chat online. Our Urgent Mental Health Care is located at Tibor Rubin VA Medical Center, Bldg. 2, Room N159 and operates Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. for established patients, and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. for new patients. For after hours emergencies, please go to the Emergency Department.

Learn more and connect with a care coordinator

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Military sexual trauma can happen to both genders. If you experienced sexual assault or harassment during military service—no matter when you served—we provide counseling and treatment.

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Care we provide at VA Long Beach health care

We offer care for military sexual trauma in our mental (behavioral) health clinics. Military sexual trauma refers to sexual assault, sexual harassment, or other threatening, offensive, or unwanted sexual advances, activities, or remarks that you experienced in the military. Our goal is to help you improve your quality of life with strategies to manage emotions and memories related to your military sexual trauma. Our services include:

  • Counseling
  • Psychiatric care
  • Walk-in care

Learn more and connect with our Military Sexual Trauma Coordinator

Call our Veterans Crisis Line at 800-273-8255 (select 1) for free, private help anytime 24/7. Our local suicide prevention coordinators can also connect you with ongoing counseling and services.

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We work with behavioral health providers and community organizations to help you and your family during times of crisis. We offer:

  • Suicide prevention care coordinators
  • Suicide prevention case managers
  • Gun safety locks

If you're a Veteran in crisis or concerned about one, please contact the 24/7 Veterans Crisis Line hotline (1-800-273-8255; press 1), text (838255) or chat online

Learn more and connect with a care coordinator

Specialty care

Common conditions: tinnitus, vertigo, hearing loss, vestibular conditions, swallowing conditions

We diagnose and treat conditions affecting your hearing, speech or balance. These include hearing loss, tinnitus (noise or ringing the ears) and dizziness—also speech, language, voice or swallowing disorders.

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Care we provide at VA Long Beach health care

⚫ Audiology

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Our Audiology Clinic provides diagnostic and rehabilitative services, VA compensation and pension examinations, and screening for employee hearing conservation. We offer a full range of audiology services like:

  • Hearing evaluations including speech-in-noise testing, immittance measures, otoacoustic emissions, and electrophysiology evaluation
  • Selection, fitting, and management of hearing aids, assistive listening devices, and recreational hearing protection
  • Comprehensive balance evaluations, treatments, and rehabilitation
  • Tinnitus management including maskers and interdepartmental Progressive Tinnitus Management classes
  • Evaluation, fitting, and management of cochlear implants and bone-anchored implants
  • Same day appointments for hearing aid repair

    Learn more about VA hearing aids

    ⚫ Speech Pathology

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    Our Speech Pathology Clinic provides early identification/screening, evaluation, and treatment for a wide range of communication and swallowing disorders. Services offered include:

    • Evaluation and treatment of speech, language, voice, fluency, swallowing, and cognitive disorders
    • Group therapy (stroke support group, college preparation/academic skills, voice therapy for Parkinson’s disease) 
    • Evaluation, selection, and training for use of communication devices 
    Common conditions: macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease, glaucoma, corneal diseases, retinitis pigmentosa, uveitis, stroke and injury-related vision loss

    We offer advanced vision care and blind rehabilitation services to help you live independently. These may include vision-enhancing devices and technology as well as visual skills and related training.

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    Care we provide at VA Long Beach health care

    Our low vision outpatient clinic can assess your needs and provide a rehab plan tailored to your personal goals. Our team of specialists and social workers will work with you to find the right aids and services. Our clinic services include:

    • Comprehensive eye exams
    • Visual skills assessments
    • Guidance on how to develop visual motor and perceptual skills
    • Training to help you manage daily activities with your vision loss
    Common conditions: coronavirus, COVID-19
    We provide COVID-19 vaccines to Veterans as well as their spouses and caregivers. We also provide vaccines to Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs (CHAMPVA) recipients and VA staff.

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    Care we provide at VA Long Beach health care

    • COVID-19 vaccines to Veterans, their spouses, caregivers and CHAMPVA recipients, and also VA staff. 

    Learn more about COVID-19 vaccines at VA

    Common conditions: heart disease, high blood pressure, heart rhythm disorders, angina, vascular diseases

    Our cardiology specialists offer advanced treatment and care for conditions affecting your heart and blood vessels, including heart disease, stroke, heart rhythm disorders and high blood pressure. 

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    Care we provide at VA Long Beach health care

    We perform noninvasive and minimally invasive tests and procedures that check, support, and improve your heart health. We’ll work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan and treat you with the most effective medications. Our services include:

    • Evaluating you for coronary heart disease, heart-valve disease, and heart defects
    • Determining how well blood flows through your heart vessels or find the cause of your heart failure
    • Treating your heart vessels with nonsurgical or minimally invasive operations that open and support them through balloon angioplasty or stent placement
    • Noninvasively monitoring you for changes in heart rhythm, using electrocardiograms (EKGs or ECGs), portable Holt monitors, or ultrasound
    • Performing surgical treatments like pacemaker implants or cardiac catheterization (inserting a long, thin tube into an artery or vein)
    Common conditions: teeth cleaning, fillings, restorations, root canal, bridges, dental implants, dentures

    If you’re eligible for VA dental care, we provide dental screenings, cleanings, X-rays and fillings. We also provide specialty dental procedures like root canal, restorations and dentures.

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    Care we provide at VA Long Beach health care

    If you’re eligible for VA dental care, we offer a full range of quality dental services like:

    • Routine exams and teeth cleaning
    • Restorative procedures, including fillings and crowns
    • Comprehensive surgical care, including extractions (pulling teeth) and oral cancer screening
    • Routine and advanced prosthodontic care, including bridges, dentures, and dental implants
    • Routine and advanced periodontal care, including root canals, gum treatments, and supporting bone care
    • Oral and facial reconstruction surgery to repair damage from traumatic injury or serious illness

    We offer blood tests and other advanced testing services to help you and your VA health care team monitor your health, find and understand any health problems and make informed treatment decisions.

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    Care we provide at VA Long Beach health care

    Our laboratories provide a full range of clinical and diagnostic testing services. Our laboratory and pathology services include:

    • Study of blood, urine, and other bodily fluids for illness management
    • Testing for infectious diseases
    • Cytopathology (study of unusual cells) and surgical pathology (study of tissue removed during surgery)
    • Autopsy services
    Common conditions: overweight, obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure

    We offer easy-to-follow weight management plans backed by the latest science. Our experts can help you reduce health risks, prevent or reverse some diseases and live a better—and even longer—life.

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    Care we provide at VA Long Beach health care

    MOVE! is a weight management program designed to help you live a longer, healthier life. With the help of you MOVE! care team, you can eat a healthier diet, get more exercise, reduce your health risks, and improve your quality of life.  The MOVE! program offers:

    • Weight-loss education and support groups to help you lose weight and keep it off
    • Healthy Eating Tips
    • Behavioral change strategies to help you live a healthier lifestyle.

    Check our classes and support groups listed in The Bulldog

    Our nutrition experts work closely with you and your care team to help make sure you’re getting the nutrition you need to get and stay as healthy as possible.

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    Care we provide at VA Long Beach health care

    Our registered dietitians can help you maintain or improve your health with good nutrition tailored to your needs. Through group, individual, and telehealth sessions, we provide nutrition education and counseling in areas such as:

    • Cardiovascular and heart health
    • Chronic kidney disease
    • Diabetes (including gestational diabetes)
    • Eating disorders and digestive health
    • Pregnancy and postpartum nutrition
    • Weight management

    Check our classes and support groups listed in The Bulldog

    Common conditions: cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease

    Our ophthalmology specialists diagnose and provide medical and surgical care for conditions that affect your eyes—like cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. 

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    Care we provide at VA Long Beach health care

    Care we provide at VA Long Beach health care

    We offer comprehensive evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment for eye-related illnesses, injuries, and other issues. Our ophthalmology services include:

    • Medical care for glaucoma, eye infections, and other conditions
    • Surgery for cataracts, traumatic eye injuries, and other problems
    • Treatment for eye conditions related to illnesses like diabetes or arthritis
    • Plastic surgery to repair droopy eyelids, clear blocked tear ducts, and perform eyelid and facial reconstruction (oculoplastics)
    Common conditions: vision exams, prescription eyeglasses, contact lenses

    Our optometrists offer you routine eye exams, preventive vision testing and treatment for conditions like glaucoma. We also provide prescriptions for eyeglasses and other assistive devices.

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    Care we provide at VA Long Beach health care

    Our optometrists provide many eye-related services and treatments like:

    • Vision services and eye exams
    • Treatment for diseases and injuries of the retina, cornea, and other parts of your eye
    • Low-vision services for conditions like macular degeneration that can’t be corrected by glasses, surgery, or medication
    • Special eye exams for diabetic patients

    Physical therapy, occupational therapy and kinesiotherapy can help restore movement and function if you have been disabled by injury or disease.

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    Care we provide at VA Long Beach health care

    If you’re living with or recovering from an injury, illness, or chronic condition that limits your mobility and independence, we can help. Our physical, occupational, and movement therapists combine therapeutic exercise, counseling, education, and training to help you improve your health and quality of life. Our services include:

    • Pain relief and joint mobilization
    • Movement and exercise therapies to improve your strength, endurance, balance, and coordination
    • Mobility assessment and training with wheelchairs, scooters, and walking devices
    • Life skills training and activities to help you maintain the highest level of independence and functionality
    • Aquatic therapy to manage chronic pain
    • Evaluation and treatment for a wide range of medical, orthopedic, psychosocial, and neurological conditions
    Common conditions: arthritis, bunions, diabetic foot care, foot deformities, skin and nail conditions

    Our podiatry specialists evaluate and treat a wide range of injuries, diseases and disorders that affect your feet and ankles—from ingrown toenails to inflammation to diabetic foot ulcers.

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    Care we provide at VA Long Beach health care

    After years of walking, running, marching, jumping, rappelling, and parachuting, many Veterans experience trouble with their feet and ankles. We can help treat those problems so you can continue to enjoy an active lifestyle. Our podiatry services include:

     

    • Arthritis care for inflamed, swollen, or damaged joints
    • Foot and ankle fracture treatment, repair of cartilage, torn tendons and ligaments
    • Injections to reduce pain and swelling
    • Joint arthroplasty (surgical repair or reconstruction) and replacement
    • Minimally invasive surgery and post-surgical rehabilitation
    • Foot health maintenance procedures (bunion removal, resurfacing, and nail trimming)
    We use imaging to help screen for, diagnose, and treat illness and injury. We provide X-rays and other imaging technologies.

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    Care we provide at VA Long Beach health care

    We offer radiology and imaging services to diagnose and treat many medical conditions. Our services include:

    • X-ray
    • Ultrasound
    • Mammography (mammograms)
    • Computer tomography (CT)
    • Positron emission tomography (PET)
    • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

    If you have a spinal cord injury or disorder, our specialists provide coordinated care throughout your life. We work to help you achieve your goals for independence, productivity and quality of life.

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    Care we provide at VA Long Beach health care

    VA has the nation’s largest system of care for spinal cord injuries and disorders. We provide a convenient, connected network of experts to care for you during each phase of your life. Our experienced primary care providers are trained to check for problems unique to spinal cord injuries.

    • Pressure ulcers
    • Pneumonia
    • Blood clots
    • Bladder and sexual issues
    • Constipation and other gastrointestinal problems
    • Sexual issues

    Learn more about the spinal cord injuries and disorders care

    Social programs and services

    If you are caring for a Veteran with serious illness or disabilities, we can help you support them—and take care of yourself. You may qualify for services like training, counseling or respite care when you need a break.

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    Care we provide at VA Long Beach health care

    If you’re a caregiver for a Veteran, you can get support by contacting one of our caregiver support coordinators. If the Veteran you care for was injured post-9/11, you may be eligible for even more services, including a stipend to help with expenses, training, and medical coverage if you aren’t already covered. For all caregivers, we can:

    • Help you get caregiver assistance available through VA
    • Provide progressive needs planning to help you manage degenerative conditions
    • Match you with services and benefits
    • Connect you with local resources and programs
    • Listen to you when you struggle

    Learn more and connect with a support coordinator

    If you’re homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, we can help. We offer many programs and services, including free health care. And we can help you connect with resources in your community.

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    Care we provide at VA Long Beach health care

    We help Veterans who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless due to financial hardship, unemployment, addiction, depression, or transition from jail. Contact one of our care coordinators to get help with:

    • Immediate food and shelter needs, including both transitional and permanent housing
    • Job training, life skills development, and education
    • Justice system navigation and community reentry from jail
    • Financial support to prevent homelessness
    • Addiction and depression treatment
    • Health and dental care

    Learn more and connect with a care coordinator

    If you feel that you or a loved one are in or may be in a potentially abusive or violent relationship, we can help.

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    Care we provide at VA Long Beach health care

    Our mission is to implement a comprehensive person-centered, recovery-oriented assistance program for Veterans, their families and Caregivers and VHA employees who use or experience Intimate Partner Violence. It includes: 

    • Link to community-based support groups
    • Link to community-based advocacy and legal services
    • Referral to and coordination with other VA treatment providers
    • Connection to domestic violence shelters
    • Homeless services: housing assistance
    • Interventions for Veterans who use violence

    Learn more and connect with our Intimate Partner Violence Assistant Program Coordinator. 

    If you're a Veteran who identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, or a related identity, we’re committed to serving your needs. The LGBTQ+ Veteran care coordinator at your VA health care facility can help you get the care you need in a safe, sensitive environment.

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    Care we provide at VA Long Beach health care

    We promote the health, welfare, and dignity of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBTQ+) Veterans and their families. We focus on ensuring a safe, welcoming, and affirmative environment when providing you with sensitive and high-quality health care services like:

    • Hormone therapy
    • Substance use and alcohol treatment
    • Testing and treatment for HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STI)
    • Mental health care
    • Psychosocial assessments for gender-confirming surgeries and hormone therapy

    Learn more and connect with a care coordinator

    We offer resources and support for minority Veterans to help address your specific needs with benefits and services at VA.

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    Care we provide at VA Long Beach health care

    If you’re a minority Veteran, we can help you get the services and benefits you need. Our Minority Veterans Program serves all Veterans who are Black American, Asian American, Hispanic American, and Native American (including American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Island Americans). We work to:

    • Help the medical center address minority Veterans’ needs
    • Meet minority Veterans’ needs in the local community
    • Identify barriers and create a more accessible environment for minority Veterans
    • Inform minority Veterans of VA benefits, services, and programs

    Learn more and connect with a care coordinator

    VA wants to make sure that you get the best possible care. If you need help finding care or getting problems resolved, please contact a patient advocate.

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    Care we provide at VA Long Beach health care

    Our patient advocates work hard to make sure you receive the best possible care at our health care facilities. They can:

    • Help you get answers or address concerns with your care team
    • Advocate for patient and family rights
    • Serve as advocates for minority Veterans, women Veterans, and Veterans with disabilities
    • Offer specialized help to former prisoners of war and Veterans transitioning from Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), and Operation New Dawn (OND)

    Learn more and connect with a patient advocate

    If you’re returning from military service, we can help you readjust to civilian life and get started with VA health care. We can also help connect you with programs like mental health services and education and career counseling.

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    Care we provide at VA Long Beach health care

    We can help you readjust to civilian life if you’re returning from military service, on active duty, or an activated National Guard or Reserve member. Talk to one of our care coordinators about how to best use your health care benefits.

    • Polytrauma care (if you have multiple traumatic injuries)
    • Counseling and rehabilitation
    • Mental and behavioral health services
    • Family benefits counseling and assistance
    • Referral assistance

    Learn more and connect with a coordinator

    Social workers are here to help Veterans, families and caregivers with almost any need, from help with finances or housing to questions about treatment to just feeling overwhelmed. We are here for you.

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    Care we provide at VA Long Beach health care

    Social work is integral to health care. We can help you and your family manage stress-related problems due to injury or illness, and find VA community resources to meet your needs like:

    • Case management and care coordination
    • Crisis intervention
    • Housing resources
    • Substance abuse and mental health care
    • Caregiver support
    • Advanced directives

    Check our classes and support groups listed in The Bulldog

    Other services

    Your My HealtheVet coordinator can help you start using the VA online portal to manage your appointments and records, refill prescriptions, view your lab and test results and communicate with your health care team.

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    Care we provide at VA Long Beach health care

    My HealtheVet is a web-based tool you can use to manage your care and improve your health from your computer or mobile device. You can access your personal health records and use tools to manage your care through our My HealtheVet online system. You can also use My HealtheVet to refill your prescriptions, track appointments, and read informative health articles. If you need help using My HealtheVet, you can contact our coordinator by phone or in person. With My HealtheVet, you can:

    • Ask questions and exchange secure online messages with your VA health care team
    • Check your lab and test results
    • Refill your prescriptions, track delivery, and view a list of your medications
    • Keep track of your VA medical appointments and get email reminders
    • View, download, or print a copy of your VA medical records
    • Enter or update your personal information

    Learn more and register for My HealtheVet

    With VA telehealth, you can get care from your health providers without having to travel. Get checkups and treatment, talk about your care and more—from home or elsewhere.

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    Care we provide at VA Long Beach health care

    We use the latest in secure digital technology to set up remote visits with our health care providers. We offer video conferencing, home telehealth services, and store-and-forward telehealth that lets you securely send your health information to experts at VA facilities. We offer telehealth visits with providers in:

     

    • Mental health
    • Retinal care (eye)
    • Bariatric surgery (visit remotely with your weight-loss surgery team before and after your operation)
    • Dermatology
    • Rehabilitation
    • Primary care

    Learn more about telehealth

    Whole health puts you at the center of care, rather than your illnesses or conditions. We work with you to develop a personalized health plan based on your values, needs, and goals.

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    Care we provide at VA Long Beach health care

    Whole Health centers around what matters to you, not what is the matter with you. This means working with you to develop a personalized health plan based on your values, needs, and goals. A plan that you and your health care team will use to guide and plan your care throughout your VA experience. Whole health integrates not only traditional clinical care, but helps to activate you on self-care skills and tools to keep you healthy and doing the things that work for you. In addition, whole health is helping to make more complementary and integrative health offerings available.

    Take charge of your health plan by calling or secure messaging your Primary Care provider to request a consult for the Whole Health Program.

    Learn more about Whole Health