St. Cloud VA announces expanded training and education classes for new Veterans and enrollees - St. Cloud VA Health Care System
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St. Cloud VA Health Care System

 

St. Cloud VA announces expanded training and education classes for new Veterans and enrollees

April 2, 2018

VA health care enrollment provides a lifetime of valuable benefits to Veterans and their families. Recently transitioned service members, Veterans new to the VA health care system, and enrolled Veterans can learn how to use the VA system and take charge of their health and well-being and to live their lives to the fullest by attending the recently expanded orientation and education classes at the St. Cloud VA Medical Center. 

Two classes are now offered.

The Patient Orientation Coffee Talk class focuses on VA eligibility and the nuts and bolts of accessing and using VA systems of care, and answering Veteran questions. Patient Orientation Coffee Talk is scheduled for April 13, from 2 to 3:30 p.m., in Bldg. 4., Room 114 at the St. Cloud VA Medical Center. Participants may also dial-in via telephone at (800) 767-1750, participant code 11242#.

The Introduction to Whole Health class focuses on a fundamental approach to health care—Whole Health— that empowers and equips people to take charge of their health by emphasizing self-empowerment, self-healing, and self-care.  Introduction to Whole Health is scheduled for April 16, from 10 a.m. to noon, Bldg. 4., Room 114 at the St. Cloud VA Medical Center

The Introduction to Whole Health class is highly encouraged for Veterans recently transitioned from active military service, and is taught by peer (Veteran) facilitators.

On January 9, President Trump signed an executive order that allows newly minted Veterans transitioning from active duty to contact the nearest VA medical center or Vet Center, ask for mental health services, and start receiving care for up to a year. These new Veterans must have served in the active military, naval, or air service, and have been discharged or released under conditions other than dishonorable.

The two-hour Intro to Whole Health class provides these new Veterans, and other Veterans in attendance, with information to develop a plan focused on achieving whole health for a lifetime.

Attendees at both courses should enter the medical center via the Building 1 entrance. No pre-registration is required, and Veterans may attend one or both classes.

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