VA encourages vets to sign up for MyHealtheVet
Iron Mountain-based Veterans Administration staff will be available at the VA clinic in Rhinelander Monday and Tuesday, July 8 and 9, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to help area veterans register for the VA’s MyHealtheVet program. No appointment is necessary.
This program gives veterans 24/7 online access to view their VA health care records and scheduled appointments, fill prescriptions online and send secure messages to their health care teams. Specifically, veterans are able to view doctors’ notes, X-ray and lab results, prescription histories and DOD military service information.
The VA is encouraging veterans to become active partners with the VA in their health care by using MyHealtheVet.
“My HealtheVet is a great tool for us vets when it comes to our health care,” said Aaron Harper, a Vietnam veteran and radio show host at WJNR 101.5 FM in Iron Mountain.
“Not too long ago, I e-mailed my doctor because of a respiratory infection, but he was out of the country,” said Harper. “Another doctor emailed me back and I was scheduled for an appointment that very afternoon.”
For more information on the MyHealtheVet program, call (800) 215-8262, ext. 32517, or log on to MyHealth.VA.gov.