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Whole health and well-being offerings

VA Whole Health is a cutting-edge approach to care that supports your health and well-being. Whole Health centers around what matters to you, not what is the matter with you. At VA Spokane health care, we offer a variety of programs to support your health and wellness goals. Click on each topic below to see a description of current offerings.

ALL Veterans are welcome!

Our Wellness Center is located on the 2nd floor of the main building, in Room C223. Contact our Wellness Coordinator  at for details on attending Coffee with Veterans, Yoga, or using the fitness center.

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Cancer support group for Veterans. 

Times vary; call for more information.

Diabetes Education

Diabetes nutrition class

Healthy food choices and carbohydrate counting taught by a Dietician. Call Nutrition Clinic at .

1st and 3rd Fridays at 10 am; Room 223

Diabetes self-management education

Individual and group education sessions with Diabetic Educator; provider referral required. Contact Courtney Johnson, BSN, RN at ; Clinic: .

  • 1st Tuesday of the Month: Diabetes Basics & Monitoring
  • 2nd Tuesday of the Month: Healthy Eating & Being Active
  • 3rd Tuesday of the Month: Healthy Coping & Problem Solving
  • 4th Tuesday of the Month: Medications & Risk Management
  • Group sessions Tuesdays via VA Video Connect 10-12, Individual Education also available

Exercise and Mobility

Fitness Room

Fitness room with equipment (treadmill, elliptical, recumbent bikes, and weights) for use.

  • Monday – Friday 8 am to 12 pm
  • Orientation session required before use; call .


VA Gerofit Program - an exercise program for Veterans 65 years and above; referral required. Please call .

Tai Chi

Tai Chi is a mind-body exercise that combines movements, meditation, and deep breathing with health benefits of better balance, movement, and coordination. Tai Chi is provided via VA Video Connect. Please call for more information.


Yoga is gentle movement that can build strength and flexibility, manage pain, and reduce stress. Yoga is provided via VA Video Connect. Please call for more information.

Grief and Moral Injury

Dates and times of the following classes vary; please contact VA Chaplain office at for more information.

Journey through Grief

  • This is an 8-week group which will help Veterans, spouses, caregivers, and staff navigate the difficult transitions that come from loss. This group will teach people to navigate grief and loss in a healthy way while companioning with them on this difficult journey. “Companioning” is about curiosity, learning from others, walking alongside, listening with the heart, and being present to another’s pain.

Introduction to Moral Injury

  • This 4-week group introduces the concept of Moral Injury and helps Veterans understand if they are experiencing it.

Mindfulness and Relaxation

Mindfulness means noticing and paying attention to what is going on in the present moment, without passing judgment on it. Mindfulness has been shown to:

  • Help reduce stress
  • Improve emotional balance
  • Increase self-awareness
  • Help with anxiety and depression
  • Help you cope better with chronic pain

The VA offers many different mindfulness resources for Veterans. These resources can be used anytime. Whether you need to pause to take a deep breath or refocus your thoughts. Explore them in more detail here and learn how you can begin a mindfulness practice today. 

Additional resources:

MOVE! Weight Management Program

MOVE! Weight Management Program

The below classes are available at VA Spokane. Call for more information.

  •  Monday at 3 pm, via Video Connect and In-Person
  • Tuesday at 10 am, via Video Connect and In-Person
  • Wed at 10 am,  via Video Connect ONLY
  • Thurs at 3:30 pm, via Video Connect ONLY
  • Friday at 1 pm, via Video Connect and In-Person

Nutrition and Healthy Eating

For more information on these courses, please contact .

Heart Health & Anti-Inflammatory Eating

Course on heart-healthy eating; 2nd and 4th Friday of each month at 10 am, Room 223.

Nutrition Clinic

Nutrition support; no referral required. Monday-Friday, 8 am to 4 pm, by phone or via Video Connect.

Pain Management

Pain Class

Psychologist-led course to help Veterans understand and cope with pain. Times vary; call for more information.

Vet-to-Vet Pain Support Group

Facilitated support group, conducted on Wednesdays at 3 pm; .


Acupressure is a treatment that activates your body’s natural pain-control system. It may help you relieve pain without medication. This treatment requires a referral. Learn more at the links below:

Chiropractic care

The chiropractic approach to health care is holistic. Natural drugless, non-surgical methods of chiropractic treatment rely on the body's inherent recuperative abilities to promote healing.  Chiropractic care restores, improves, and maintains your function, activity, and health.  We work with your primary care provider and other specialty care providers to provide a complete health care plan for you. We offer many treatments, like:

  • Spinal manipulative therapy to relieve pressure on your joints, reduce inflammation, and improve nerve function.
  • Electrical stimulation therapy, which reduces pain by sending mild electrical pulses through your skin to help stimulate injured muscles or manipulate nerves.
  • Soft-tissue mobilization, which uses gentle pressure or massage to relax tense muscles, reduce scar tissue, or stretch connective tissue.

Contact us with any questions at  509-434-7018.  Speak with your primary care provider for a referral. 

Recreation Therapy and Music

Guitar Group Therapy

Helping Veterans cope through music. Monday at 12 pm; Wednesday at 11 am; Friday at 1 pm. Please call 509-434-7596 for information. 

Warrior Beat Drumming

Helping Veterans cope with PTSD, anxiety, stress, & depression through music; referral required. Recreation Therapy; Wednesdays at 1:30 pm. Call or email

Assorted Recreation-based Interventions

Helping Veterans cope with PTSD, anxiety, stress, & depression; referral required. Call for more information. Start with a referral from your care provider. Call or email

  • Archery
  • Bowling
  • Creative Arts
  • Cycling
  • Disc Golf
  • Kayaking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Track & Field
  • Winter Sports
  • And more!

Social Support

Veterans Connect Coffee

Weekly group for Veterans to connect with each other. Wednesdays 9:45 to 10:45 am; call for more information.

Walking Groups

Varies; call for information.

Tobacco Cessation

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist Medication Management Program. By appointment; call for information.

Whole Health Introduction

This 60-minute class introduces you to whole health. It helps you start to identify what is important to you, and how you can start on your whole health journey. Call for information.

Women’s Health

For all women’s health programs:  Contact Oreana Bohenek at or send a message through My VA health record.

Prepared Childbirth

  • Class series to feel better prepared for labor and birth. Learn comfort measures and relaxation techniques.

Lactation breastfeeding basics

  • For people interested in learning more about breastfeeding and/or pumping.

ROSE Program 

  • Skills training for pregnant Veterans at-risk for postpartum depression (not depression treatment).

Baby Basics Class

  • Education class about baby basic care, shaken baby syndrome prevention, safe sleep, and normal newborn development.