Telehealth Program - St. Cloud VA Health Care System
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St. Cloud VA Health Care System


Telehealth Program

The telehealth program uses virtual care methods, primarily high-speed internet and video-conferencing, to provide care and services for Veterans in one location while the health care provider is at another location. Telehealth is convenient, in that it eliminates excessive travel to VA facilities, and can be an important part of keeping you healthy.

St. Cloud VA uses three types of telehealth:

  • Home Telehealth (HT) places equipment in your home so you can routinely send health status monitoring data to your assigned Care Coordinator. Veterans use Home Telehealth for such diseases as diabetes, depression, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, hypertension, heart failure, and MOVE weight management.
  • Store and forward Telehealth (SFT) is used for Veterans with known diabetes. To prevent a well-known eye disease caused by diabetes, diabetic retinopathy, detailed photographs of the retina are taken by a local technician and electronically sent to ta doctor at a central reading center.
  • Clinical Video Telehealth (CVT) is a live video connection with a specialist at another location. The technology involves a camera and a monitor.

Please talk to your Primary Care provider to see if you can use Telehealth in your health plan.

Contact Info


  • St. Cloud VA Medical Center

Contact Number(s)

  • 320-252-1670 Ext. 7344

Hours of Operation

  • Mon-Fri 8:00am-4:30pm