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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 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

National Salute to Veteran Patients WeekNational Salute to Veteran Patients Week
All this week, VA medical centers across the country are saluting our Veteran patients with valentines, musical performances and special ceremonies. You can salute Veterans all year by volunteering.
Help for Veterans with Seasonal Affective Disorder Help for Veterans with Seasonal Affective Disorder
If you feel sad in the winter, you may have Seasonal Affective Disorder. It is sometimes called winter depression. Here's information on treatment, including light therapy, from a VA psychiatrist.
February is Heart Month – A Veteran Nurse’s StoryFebruary is Heart Month - A Veteran Nurse's Story
Betty Cunar served as a nurse in the Vietnam war. During American Heart Month, she shares her story of care she receives from VA to remind Veterans of the importance of knowing your heart numbers.
Telehealth Revolutionizing Veterans Health CareTelehealth Revolutionizing Veterans Health Care
VA's TeleHealth service utilizes health informatics to care for Veterans and helps them live independently and stay out of the hospital — essential for their overall health care and personal goals.
Bay Pines VA in Florida Bay Pines VA in Florida Modernizing for Veterans
Modernizing is one of VA's top priorities and the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System is in the vanguard of medical centers which are modernizing their facilities and services for the Veterans it serves.
L-R: Chief of Staff Kent Crossley, Chief Experience Officer Martina Malek, nurse practitioner Judy Wagner, Chief of PM&R Mike Armstrong, nurse practitioner Laurie Kubes and Director Patrick KellyMinneapolis VA Opens “Healing Center”
Minneapolis VA opens new “Integrative Center for Health & Healing, part of VA's new emphasis on “Veteran-Centric” care. Once considered “alternative” therapy.
Army Veteran Gary Lucas navigates a hurdle exercise with the help of study coordinator Lydia PadenResearch Builds Balance and Strength in Veterans
Thanks to innovative research at the Baltimore VA, older Veterans are making strides — literally — in their ability to move about, stay balanced, prevent falls and get up from a fall if they do have one.
Holiday Open House… A Big Hit with Veterans and EmployeesVeterans Enjoy Holiday Open Houses at Memphis VA
All this month, VA medical centers across America celebrate the holidays with Veterans and employees. At the Memphis VA, there are six Holiday Open House events to greet the season.
Art work produce by Veterans who particpated in Art TherapyVeterans Creating a Brighter Future
Veterans use art as a means of expression on the road to recovery, developing goals while gaining hope and a sense of accomplishment, which are critical to the recovery process.
Women Veterans on the lake in canoesWomen Veterans: Retreat Healthy and Healing
Women Veterans attend Healing in Nature Retreat which promotes whole health and wellness to help women Veterans explore personal wellness goals. “My best six days since coming home.”

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