For License Clinical Social Worker Larry D. Johns, working with Veterans is a personal connection. As a Retired United States Marine Corps (USMC) Veteran now a License Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) at the Orlando VA Health Care System (OVAHCS) Domiciliary, Johns found pour painting to be relaxing and calming while attending the University Central Florida (UCF).
The Orlando VA Health Care System’s (OVAHCS) somatic treatment program is a new initiative that focuses on treating treatment resistant mental health disorders using non-pharmacological techniques such as Electroconvulsive Therapy and Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation. Under the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Esketamine and Ketamine infusions are also included in this program along with other newer and less evidence-based treatments.
The Orlando VA Health Care System (OVAHCS) celebrates family caregivers and recognizes and honors our Nation’s unsung heroes. Family members, friends and neighbors who care for Veterans play a critical role in ensuring the health of our Veterans, and their efforts may often go unnoticed.
Staff at the Orlando VA Health Care System (OVAHCS) have once again stepped up to the plate to care for America’s heroes while a hurricane brought on severe weather to the entire OVAHCS catchment area. Hurricane Nicole is the second named storm to hit central Florida this fall.
Recently, the Orlando VA Health Care System (OVAHCS) received a life changing state-of-the-art donation from Dick and Betsy DeVos of the Family Foundation and Soldier Strong that helps Veterans gain their independence again.
The Patient Ambassador program at the Orlando VA Medical Center (Orlando VAMC) in Lake Nona, Orlando Florida plays an important role assisting Veterans in need, explains U.S. Army Veteran Reinaldo Gonzalez.
Five Veterans who receive their health care from the Orlando VA Health Care System (OVAHCS) recently brought home gold, silver, and bronze medals from the 41st National Veterans Wheelchair Games held in Tempe Arizona.
Veterans have said how this creative arts program makes it easier to open up, affords an opportunity to talk to others with similar issues, and helps to generate conversations while also educating others.