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Honor Americas Veterans by providing exceptional health care that improves their health and well-being.VA Makes Wait Times Transparent for Veterans
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is taking unprecedented steps to increase transparency with the launch of a new Access and Quality Tool that provides Veterans access to patient wait time and quality of care data.
Honor Americas Veterans by providing exceptional health care that improves their health and well-being.National Volunteer Week
VANIHCS prepares to celebrate National Volunteer Week. With more than 510 volunteers at VANIHCS, the Volunteer Service Program fills a critical need and is essential to the success of VA's mission.
Honor Americas Veterans by providing exceptional health care that improves their health and well-being.Scam Alert
Due to an increased risk of medical identity fraud, VHA warns Veterans to protect their Personally Identifiable Information (PII) and Protected Health Information (PHI). Here are some tips.
Honor Americas Veterans by providing exceptional health care that improves their health and well-being.VANIHCS Announces Open Scheduling for Audiology
VANIHCS Announces Open Access for Audiology. Veterans no longer have to schedule an appointment for hearing evaluations, hearing aid fittings, or hearing aid problems.
Honor Americas Veterans by providing exceptional health care that improves their health and well-being.National Salute to Veteran Patients
VANIHCS is always honored to host visitors and special guests for the annual National Salute to Veterans Program that takes place during the week of Valentines, February 12-18th.
Honor Americas Veterans by providing exceptional health care that improves their health and well-being.MyVA311 Roll Out
With more than 1000+ phone numbers to navigate the VA system, MyVA311 is designed to provide a seamless experience when attempting to reach VA about their benefits and services.
Honor Americas Veterans by providing exceptional health care that improves their health and well-being.VA Point-In-Time Count (PIT)
VANIHCS works to eliminate homelessness among Veterans - participates in annual Point-In-Time Count (PIT) - allowing federal, state, and local governments to target resources and track progress.
Honor Americas Veterans by providing exceptional health care that improves their health and well-beingAudiology & Optometry Direct Scheduling
VANIHCS implements "direct scheduling" for audiology and optometry. Veterans no longer need a primary care consult for these two services - eliminating steps to build in efficiencies to increase access to care.
The right care in the right place at the right timeVANIHCS Telehealth Services
VANIHCS Telehealth Services are a new way to delivery health-related services and information via telecommunication so Veterans get the right care in the right place at the right time.
Honor Americas Veterans by providing exceptional health care that improves their health and well-beingVANIHCS Announces Same-day Services
VANIHCS is proud to announce that as of November 10, 2016 – fully committed to the MyVA Access initiative vision – the health care system has achieved Same-Day Services for Primary Care and Mental Health.

From the Veterans Health Administration

Illustration of back musclesVeterans with Back Pain Have Treatment Options
In a survey of more than 3,500 back pain sufferers, 80% said that yoga, tai chi, massage therapy or a chiropractor helped them. Those options can help as much as surgery or drugs, with fewer risks.
Doca Merdjanoska, surgical department nurse at the VA Central California HealthFresno VA Medical Center's Nurse of the Year
Meet Doca Merdjanoska from Macedonia, one of VA's top nurses. Our continuing series of outstanding VA employees features a surgical department nurse at the Fresno VA Medical Center.
Putting sunblock on your skinVeterans: Protect Your Skin and Your Hearing
Veterans: Do you know the difference in Ultraviolet B and Ultraviolet A sun's rays? And what is a safe decibel (dB) level of noise? Here are a few quick handy answers just in time for summer.
Portrait of the Graves family.A Veteran's Final Hours at a VA Hospital
Carol Graves, wife of Army Veteran C.A. Graves, said her 76-year-old husband received the utmost respect and kindness during the last few days of his life at the VA hospital in Shreveport, La.
People KayakingVA and Healing Powers of Nature Rescue Vet
When the transition to civilian life left an Air Force Veteran in a dark place, he turned to VA and nature for help. There is so much healing that goes on when you are alone surrounded by nature.
Male Veteran standing beside a horse.Veterans Conquer Depression with Equine Therapy
For some Veterans coping with depression, post-traumatic stress and even physical pain, spending some quality time with a horse (also known as equine therapy) might just be the perfect remedy.
Postpartum Depression Affects One-in-Seven New MothersWomen Veterans: Help for Postpartum Depression
Pregnant Women Veterans have an increased likelihood of a mental health issue and a higher risk for postpartum depression. Learn the symptoms and treatment options from VA's Women's Health Services.
Nurse Deb Lamberton provides relief during family members most stressful time. VA Nurse Helps Veterans Families, in Her Free Time
VA nurse Deb Lamberton knows how stressful it is for families during a Veteran's final days so she volunteers on her own time to provide them with stress relieving massages.
Two male veterans, seated, having a conversation.AF Veteran Helping Veterans Out of Addiction
Air Force Veteran Willie DeWayne Raulerson had been drinking for 50 years. But when he finally decided to ask VA for help he found not only sobriety, but a purpose in life.
Dave Miller assists homeless VeteransMarine Veteran is VA's Male Volunteer of the Year
Marine Corps Veteran David Miller has been volunteering at VA for over 25 years and has been named the 2017 National Male Volunteer of the Year. Miller served in Vietnam during the TET II offensive.

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