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Be Involved in Your Health Care

It’s important to remain engaged with your health care team during the COVID-19 pandemic, whether through virtual care or an in-person appointment. Learn more about some of the ways you can take an active role. 

Veterans Health Library

https://www.veteranshealthlibrary.va.gov/
The Veterans Health Library (VHL) offers Veterans, their families and caregivers access to comprehensive, Veteran-focused health information consistent with national VA clinical practice and guidelines.

Items within the VHL on Be Involved in Your Health Care include:

The Veterans Health Library also offers new interactive tools to help Veterans manage their chronic health conditions, such as six “Go-To-Guide” workbooks and three decision aid tools for managing Type 2 Diabetes. Check out these tools today and learn how to manage your chronic condition by eating healthy, being physically active, taking needed medications and working with your health care team.


HealtheLiving Assessment

https://www.myhealth.va.gov/mhv-portal-web/healtheliving-assessment
The HealtheLiving Assessment is a confidential online assessment that asks questions about your medical history and health choices. After you have answered all questions, it creates a personalized summary report that can be shared with your VA health care team at your next appointment. The report includes a “Health Age” summarizing your current health status, your risks of developing major diseases and a list of healthy changes you can make. 

My HealtheVet

https://www.myhealth.va.gov
My HealtheVet (MHV) is VA’s award-winning online Personal Health Record system. MHV provides Veterans access to personalized VA health care and information through web-based tools that empower Veterans to become active partners in their health. With a My HealtheVet Account, you can:

There are three different types of My HealtheVet Accounts: Basic, Advanced and PremiumSign up today to learn about the benefits of having a My HealtheVet Account. For more information about using specific features in My HealtheVet, see the following User Guides.

VA Mobile Apps

https://mobile.va.gov/appstore/veterans
These mobile apps can help you manage your health care and stay in touch with your VA care team from the comfort of your home. There are many free apps available for Veterans, including MOVE! Coach COVID Coach, Ask A Pharmacist, Mindfulness Coach and Live Whole Health.

The VA Mobile App store also includes VA Video Connect, VA’s platform for virtual care appointments. For more information on VA Video Connect and accessing VA care from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, see the following resources:

US Department of Health
and Human Services
Healthfinder.gov — Take Charge of Your Health Care

Agency for Health & Research Quality (AHRQ)Be More Involved in Your Health Care: Tips for Patients; Questions Are the Answer: Build Your Question ListAHRQ Question Builder App through the Apple App

National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute on AgingTalking with Your Doctor: A Guide for Older People

Medline Plus®: U.S. National Library of MedicineTalking with Your Doctor