Get Checked: Say Yes to the HIV Test
June 27th is National HIV Testing Day. The VA is the largest single provider of HIV care in the United States. However, only 38 percent of Veterans have been tested for HIV. That number is staggeringly low, and it is important for all Veterans to be tested for HIV at least once. VA agrees that HIV testing should be a part of routine medical care-even for those Veterans who do not think they have risk factors. Like many other diseases, it is better to diagnose and treat HIV early, rather than late. VA’s goal is to diagnose infection as soon as possible. Early detection means Veterans can receive state-of-the-art care and remain healthy for many years to come. Say Yes: Learn more.
Coming Soon to My HealtheVet
In the near future, when you log on to My HealtheVet you will be asked if you would like to try the new, enhanced version of My HealtheVet. We are making changes to our website and would like a few thousand Veterans to try it. Once we’ve tested these changes for a month, we’ll open the new system to all Veterans, around July 30. The new site will have a sharper look, with clearer labels and easier access on your favorite mobile devices.
Did You Know: VA Prescription Shipment Notifications
VA patients with an Advanced or Premium My HealtheVet account can track delivery of VA prescriptions. These include only those prescriptions that are mailed from a VA Mail Order Pharmacy. If you sign-up to receive VA Prescription shipment notifications on My HealtheVet, you will receive an email when your prescriptions are being shipped. The email will include the shipment date(s), the carrier and tracking number. The tracking number will be linked to the postal carrier’s website. This will give you information on when to expect your Rx package(s). To sign up for VA Prescription shipment notifications, log in to My HealtheVet and go to the Personal Information tab. Then select the Profiles page. There you can check your email address and select the option to begin receiving VA Prescription Shipment Notifications.
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My HealtheVet is the VA's Personal Health Record. It was designed for Veterans, active duty Servicemembers, their dependents and caregivers. My HealtheVet helps you partner with your health care team. It provides you opportunities and tools to make informed decisions.