Calendar Summary

The new My HealtheVet calendar has a much improved look and feel and establishes a framework for new functions. National events will now appear in the calendar, and VA representatives will be able to enter regional and local events.

Future additions will allow for extracts of appointments from VistA, Rx Refill medication reminders, and the ability to schedule VA appointments.

Add Event Page

The Add Event page, which displays as Event Details, is used to add events to the calendar with information about the start and end date(s) and time(s) and repeat intervals, along with optional event information.

Jump to Date - Click the Jump to Date icon Date icon to open a yearly calendar where any day can be selected.

Add Event - Click the Add Event link to display the Event Details page.

Add To-Do - Click the Add To-Do link to display the To-Do Details page.

Search - To search for Events and To-Do's, enter a word, a partial word, or multiple words into the text box at the top of the calendar, and then click Search.

Preferences - Click this link to change the preferences for viewing the calendar.

Export - Click this link to display the Export page where the event categories can be exported, in Microsoft Comma Separated Values (.csv) format.

Navigating to Other Views - To display the calendar in a different view, click the Day, Week, Month, List View, or To-Do tab at the top of the calendar page.

Using the Add Event Page

Event Name (*Required) - Enter a name for the event, up to 50 characters.

Location (optional) - Enter the location for the event.

Description (optional) - Enter a description for the event.

Start Time (*Required) - Use the calendar icon to select the date of the event. Then choose the hour and minute (optional) for the Start Time. Or select All Day Event. NOTE: When no Start Time is selected, the default start time is 11:59PM.

All Day Event (optional) - Check this box to make the event an All Day Event. This disables the Start Time and End Time drop-down boxes (though not the Start and End dates), and inserts the Name of the event at the top of the calendar grid for the day upon which the event starts.

End Time (*Required) - Use the calendar icon to select the end date of the event. Then choose the hour and minute (optional) for the End Time. NOTE: When no End Time is selected, the default end time is 11:59PM.

Repeats (optional) - Use this feature to repeat at a specified interval until the selected end date is reached. The following intervals are available:

  • Daily

  • Every Mon., Wed., and Fri.

  • Every Tues. and Thurs.

  • Every Weekday (Mon-Fri)

  • Monthly

  • Weekly

  • Yearly

After an interval has been selected, choose the date on which it will stop using the Month, Day and Year drop-down boxes, or the Jump to Date icon Date icon.

Cancel (optional) - Click Cancel to return to the previous calendar page without saving changes.

Save (optional) - After the required information, and any desired optional information, has been entered, click Save to save the event information.