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Urgent Care - Where and When You Need It

You've probably seen news about the MISSION Act, which expands same-day services in primary care and mental health, as well as expanded telehealth to Veterans in their homes. Under the MISSION Act, urgent care is now a supplemental benefit for eligible Veterans. Urgent care in VA or the community (i.e., non-VA) is for those minor injuries and illnesses that do not require emergency room care.

Keys to Secure Messaging

You may not be able to travel to your medical center or spend time on the phone to ask your health care team non-urgent questions. That's where My HealtheVet's Secure Messaging feature comes in handy. Like email, Secure Messaging allows you to contact your health care team. But there are some things to know before pressing send.

Cancer: Diagnosing and Preventing

Cancer is scary. If you've experienced it or if you care for someone who has gone through it, you know how tough it can be. Since most cancers show no early symptoms, regular screenings can help with early detection. While cancer is a general term referring to more than 200 different diseases, there are three common types to be aware of.

Understanding Diabetic Nerve Damage

Nerve damage from diabetes is called diabetic neuropathy. About half of all people with diabetes have some form of nerve damage. It is a serious and common problem of diabetes. You can often prevent diabetic neuropathy or slow its progress with tight blood sugar control and a healthy lifestyle.

Three Ways to Check Your VA Lab Tests

You may have more questions than answers when viewing your lab tests results. My HealtheVet is here to help you understand how to read your results because they play an important role in your health and health care.

Preparation Essentials: How to Weather the Storm

Hurricane season started June 1. Scientists expect many hurricanes and have already planned the first three names: Andrea, Dorian, and Humberto. Right now, you've got time to plan, and get your health preparedness needs ready. Proper planning can help you get through this hurricane season safely.