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St. Cloud VA Health Care System

 

Local Features

VA Health Icon with notepad and penGet care no matter your location
In the virtual medical room, you participate in video healthcare visits without the actual physical examination. You access your provider on a scheduled date and time, just like a face-to-face appointment.
Image of flu shot and vaccineFlu Vaccination Clinics for 2017
Flu vaccination clinics for eligible Veterans served by the St. Cloud VA Health Care System will be available across Central Minnesota during this flu season. Veterans have many options from which to choose.
VA Health icon with notepad and penVeteran Appointment Request (VAR)
The St. Cloud VA Health Care System now has a new tool for Veterans to try called, Veteran Appointment Request (VAR). It is an application that can be downloaded from the VA App Store to manage appointments.
Image of nurse with a Veteran in a wheelchair used to promote the website address www.accesstocare.va.govNew Website Improves Transparency for Veterans
The VA has launched a new website with an access and quality tool to help Veterans make more informed choices about their health care needs. Health care can be one of the most complex and challenging decisions to make
Title of Medication Copayments changingNew Regulations for Outpatient Medication Copay
New regulation decreases cost of outpatient medication copay for most Veterans. VA is amending its regulation on copayments for Veterans' outpatient medications for non-service connected conditions.
Physician discussing Hep C with Veteran at his deskImproved Access for Veterans with Hep C
VISN 23 facilities identify and treat Veterans with hepatitis C. Those requiring intervention decreased from 3,724 in March 2015 to 1,671 in February 2016. Treatment can rid Vets of the virus and improve quality of life
Choice act of 2014Choice First Initiative Announced
VA has implemented the Choice First initiative that revises the current non-VA Care Coordination processes to use the Veterans’ Choice Program. Choice First provides Veterans another resource to obtain care.
DAV van used for transportation of VeteransWright County Veterans Transportation
Wright County Veterans Transportation Program Making Progress. A meeting was held to get input from Wright County Veterans on their needs for transportation to VA appointments at the St. Cloud VA.
Photo of the northside of the new mental health buildingRibbon Cutting for New Mental Health Building
A ribbon cutting for the new mental health building took place on March 23 at the St. Cloud VA. The new building will provide a safe, secure and modern enviornment for appropriate for acute, inpatient psychiatric care.
painting of mountains and sunriseWomen Veterans Acrylic Painting Workshop
Women Veterans in the St. Cloud area enjoyed an acrylic painting workshop held recently at the St. Cloud VA Medical Center. Women Veterans enjoyed the opportunity to create something of their own.

From the Veterans Health Administration

Veteran Brandon Thompson at the Aspire Center in San DiegoASPIRE Center Helps Veterans Get Their Life Back
Here's one Veteran's story about finding a “good place to be” thanks to VA's Aspire Center in San Diego, a 40-bed facility aimed at promoting recovery in Veterans returning from combat.
Wendy Schuster, LPN, with Veteran Stacy Coleman getting ready for an appointmentVA Provides Comprehensive Care for Women Veterans
The Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center and clinics in Michigan and Wisconsin cared for over 1,100 women Veterans in 2016, providing a full continuum of care for women Veterans.
Palm Trees and cloudy skyMy HealtheVet: Vital Resource During Emergency
During an emergency, Veterans enrolled in My HealtheVet can access their medication refills, health records and other valuable tools when medical centers and other facilities are inaccessible.
Runner on the beachWith VA Adaptive Sports, life has become a joy
It's more than therapy. The Veterans Summer Sports Clinic offers many exciting recreational opportunities for Veterans accepting the challenge to strengthen their bodies and improve their self-worth.
HealtheVet New Home pageMy HealtheVet has a New Look - Check it Out!
The next generation of My HealtheVet is here, and we think you will like what you see! The new site was recently redesigned with new colors and a cleaner look. Check it out today!
Veteran and volunteer in golf kartNational Disabled Veterans TEE Tournament
The National Disabled Veterans TEE Tournament, being held this week in Iowa City, Iowa, gives disabled Veterans an opportunity to learn new skills and strengthen their self-esteem.
Veteran Daniel Glanz shows off the new prosthetic hand, an iLimb QuantumVeteran Receives High-tech Prosthetic Hand
Afghanistan Veteran Daniel Glanz has a brand new prosthetic hand, an iLimb Quantum, with functions that are programmable with a smartphone app and can change functions with a simple gesture.
Veteran Alexandrea Gries and her service dog ShermanVeteran talks about suicide to help other Veterans
Combat Veteran Alexandrea Gries shares her experiences with Veterans to help them overcome their obstacles and issues. “VA is probably the single biggest reason why I'm still alive.”
Richard Weaver, Registered Cardiac Invasive Specialist and Dr. Izzat Shah, M.D. Helping Hands for Healthy Hearts for PA Veterans
At the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center, the new cardiac catheterization suite offers state-of-the-art care for area Veterans close to home. Less travel and loved ones by their side.
Potted plants on displayVeteran Shares Green Thumb Hobby with Fellow Vets
An Iraq war Veteran tells his story of post-combat struggles and how Veterans Affairs health care professionals helped him commit to a better life and share his green thumb hobby.

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