Women Veterans Health Care
VA Telehealth Services
VA Brings Health Care to Women Veterans, Anywhere
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is committed to delivering world-class health care to our women Veterans. VA’s health care services are complemented by VA’s telehealth technologies, including VA Video Connect app for your mobile device. VA has emerged as a world leader in telehealth due to its commitment to providing Veterans with the best health care, anywhere.
VA telehealth services are a modern way to deliver health care by bridging access to services and expertise across geographical distances that separates some women Veterans from the providers that are best able to serve them. This is especially true for those living in rural areas.
As the number of women Veterans served by VHA continues to climb, telehealth care services are instrumental in the delivery of care, enhancing and increasing access to comprehensive health care for women Veterans.
Explore Telehealth at VA
Telehealth ensures that you can receive the care you need even when you aren’t near VA medical providers. You can access care at your preferred location, even in remote areas, at home, in a clinical setting—anywhere you may need it through your mobile device. From TelePrimary Care to TeleMental Health, VA providers will work with you to decide which telehealth care services are available in your location and are right for your needs.
All Veterans who qualify for VA health care are eligible to opt into telehealth services with their VA provider. Be sure to contact your care team to develop a care plan that works best for you.
Reaching Your VA Care Team with VA Video Connect
Scheduling and getting to a doctor’s visit can be difficult for anyone. As a Veteran, you may face obstacles living far away from a VA facility. Sometimes, you may just have a few minor questions for the doctor, and don’t have the time for an in-person appointment. Regardless of the circumstances, having access to your VA care team is important. That’s why VA has introduced the VA Video Connect application.
Designed with Veterans in mind, VA Video Connect is a new VA application that allows you to use your mobile device (e.g., smartphone, tablet, laptop) to meet up, in Virtual Medical Rooms, with your VA health care providers using encrypted video to ensure the session is secure and private. This app provides quick and easy health care access from any mobile or web-based device. To learn more, visit: https://mobile.va.gov/appstore.
Real-Time Clinic-based Video Telehealth
For many women Veterans travel to the medical center can be a very complicated and sometimes arduous task, particularly if she lives in a very remote or rural area, an area with sometimes severe weather, or even an urban area where congestion and traffic makes travel difficult. Some injuries such as traumatic brain injury or spinal cord injury further complicate travel.
VA is now recognized as one of the world leaders in this new area of health care. Clinical Video Telehealth (CVT) uses these telehealth technologies to make diagnoses, manage care, perform check-ups, and provide care.
These video technologies make it possible for Veteran patients to come to many of VA's community-based outpatient clinics and connect to a specialist physician or other practitioner who may be in a hospital that is dozens, or hundreds or even thousands of miles away.
VA is Here For You
Telehealth is an effective and convenient way for patients to receive, and clinicians to provide, VA care. VA offers general comprehensive health care services, specialty care services, mental health services and much more. Make an appointment with your local VA and talk with your provider about telehealth options.
Women Veteran Program Managers are available at each VA Medical Center nationwide to assist women Veterans and coordinate services. Women Veterans who are interested in receiving care at VA should contact the nearest VA Medical Center.