Online access to support veterans health

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In recognition of the 10th anniversary of its award-winning Personal Health Record, My HealtheVet (, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is urging all Veterans, Servicemembers and employees to join the millions already accessing VA health care information and services online.  
VA is mobilizing its people and organizations nationwide to mark this milestone by spreading the word about the benefits of My HealtheVet Personal Health Record features such as VA Prescription Refill, VA Notes, VA Blue Button and Secure Messaging with VA health care providers. 
“St. Cloud VA invites all Veterans and Service-members to get online to become active partners in their health care.  We know that online access with My HealtheVet and its features works to improve health outcomes,” said Brian Vetter, My HealtheVet Coordinator at the St. Cloud VA.
“We are encouraging Veterans, Servicemembers, and their loved ones—and everyone—to get online at during November and throughout the year,” he added.  “My HealtheVet offers a flexible and convenient way for them to become active partners in their health care and well-being.”
My HealtheVet (www. is VA’s award-winning website that offers Veterans secure access to portions of information in their VA health care records anywhere and anytime. 
Its web-based tools give users greater control over their care and wellness, helping them become active partners in their health care. In addition to allowing Veterans access to their records, 
My HealtheVet lets them save, print and share their health information using the VA Blue Button, refill VA prescription(s) online and track their health activities, among other functions. Veterans who upgrade their accounts, free of charge, can opt in to Secure Messaging to communicate electronically with their VA health care teams between visits, and can also view VA appointments, get VA Wellness Reminders, access VA lab results and more.
My HealtheVet is celebrating 10 years of online access. 
All Veterans, Service-members and employees are encouraged to enroll or upgrade at www.myhealth. For more information, contact Brian Vetter at (320) 252-1670 x7335.


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