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New Patient Orientation (virtual)

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Ease into your Minneapolis VA health care experience with expert advice from our dedicated team.


Wed. May 8, 2024, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm CT



This is an online event.



Welcome to the Minneapolis VA! Join us for a virtual New Patient Orientation.

This is your opportunity to learn, ask, and feel confident about your journey within our health care system. We’re here to assist you every step of the way. Join us virtually and make your transition to Minneapolis VA Health Care System seamless!

For Veterans new to the Minneapolis VA Health Care System

  • The first step is a new patient orientation to give you information about your VA health care benefits and the health care services we offer.
  • We’ll also provide information to assist you in navigating the VA, both the building and the system.
  • We’ll discuss topics such as Community Care, benefits, service-connected compensation, pension, travel benefits, and much more.
  • It's virtual! Orientation occurs on the 2nd Wednesday every other month; the next sessions are on March 13, May 8, July 10, September 11, and November 13, from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. using Microsoft Teams (video and audio) or your phone (audio only).

How to join our new patient orientation

  • Video and audio using Microsoft Teams: Join the session
    • Meeting ID: 221 075 847 199 
    • Passcode: bUZx59
  • Audio only: Dial 1-872-701-0185 (toll free), then enter access code: 262 336 238#


  • Veteran’s Experience Office: 612-629-7377
  • Patient Advocacy Office: 612-467-2106

Wed. Mar 13, 2024, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm CT

Wed. May 8, 2024, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm CT

Wed. Jul 10, 2024, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm CT

Wed. Sep 11, 2024, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm CT

Wed. Nov 13, 2024, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm CT