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Lactation pods provide secure location for nursing mothers to breastfeed/pump

The VA Northern California's Women Veterans Program procured five Mamava lactation pods for its locations.

Mamava pod

Clearing the air about smoking

Smoking has a way of clouding nearly everything in a person’s life.

Clear the air

Enrolled Veterans can get a no-cost flu shot

VA Northern California health care is offering no-cost flu shots to enrolled Veterans.

Vaccine

Monkeypox - what Veterans need to know

On May 7, 2022, the world was alerted to a confirmed case of monkeypox in the United Kingdom.

monkeypox vaccine

VA and Volunteers of America help Veteran Robert Irvin go from homeless to home

In “The Battle of Baltimore,” British Troops attacked Fort McHenry for 25 hours. Francis Scott Key described the scenes of America’s victory in a poem that would evolve into our national anthem, a song outlining the struggle, hope and promise of America.

Robert Irvin

New appointment check-in process

Smartphone appointment check in offers convenience and self-service at your fingertips.

PCI patient check in

PILLS pharmacy robot debuts at Redding VA clinic

The VA Northern California Health Care System recently completed a robotic technology project to improve medication dispensing and patient care.

Pills robot

Learn what Veterans know this mental health month

Veterans can take many different paths toward improving their mental health, but for many that journey begins when they connect with a fellow Veteran.

Make the connection

Support MST survivors on their path toward healing

Military sexual trauma, or MST, is the term VA uses to refer to sexual assault or sexual harassment that occurred during military service. Healing after MST can take time.

MST Healing after MST take time

Tele-town hall for aging Veterans

In case you missed it: tele-town hall for aging Veterans

seniors