Health Education - St. Cloud VA Health Care System
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St. Cloud VA Health Care System

 

Health Education

The staff at the VAMC have provided a number of ways for you to learn how to live a healthy lifestyle and self-manage your own health.

My HealtheVet

The My HealtheVet site provides veterans and their families excellent, reliable patient education information as well as the latest VA News. Information about veterans benefits and services is also available.

Upon registering with My HealtheVet, you will be able to —

  • refill prescriptions online
  • keep personal food and activity journals
  • monitor your personal health data, such as blood pressure and pain levels
  • maintain your own self-entered personal health record

Health Kiosks

Veterans and family can obtain health information with the touch of the screen. The kiosks are easy to use and printouts can be taken home. Kiosks are located at each of the main facility entrances. (see a facility map).

Outpatient Classes

Clinical staff provide ongoing health education during regularly scheduled outpatient clinic visits. Courses focus on —

  • health promotion
  • upcoming tests and procedures
  • medications
  • diagnoses
  • treatments

Easing your Mind about Surgery

Our Ambulatory Surgery Center staff are dedicated to ensuring your surgical experience is as stress free as possible. View this video for an introduction to our staff: Ambulatory Surgery Center Video

Health Videos

MOVE! Introductory Class

Nutrition Therapy Recommendations and COPD

Staff can tell you about upcoming education classes that are available.

Heart Health Video Series

Heart Health Introduction

Physiology-How your heart works

Low Sodium Diet

Lowering Cholesterol

Heart Health Exercise

Medications for Heart Health

Inpatient Classes

Clinical staff begin the patient education process at the time of admission, during the hospital stay, and at discharge. Our goal is to provide a hospital environment where patients —

  • continually receive updated health information
  • are able to ask questions about their health
  • can enjoy as comfortably as possible their stay in our facility

VA Television Network

An on-demand education video system is available for all inpatient rooms and in some waiting areas. Ask the staff for further information on how to access the system.