VA Vitals and Readings
Viewing your VA Vitals and Readings in My HealtheVet (www.myhealth.va.gov) is simple. It is easy to use, private and secure. As long as you have Internet access, you can view it anytime from anywhere. To access your VA Vitals and Reading, you must:
- Be a Veteran enrolled at a VA health care facility
- Be a registered as a VA Patient in My HealtheVet
- Have an upgraded Premium* account
* To get an upgraded Premium My HealtheVet account, you will need to go through authentication. This is a process by which VA verifies a Veterans' identity before allowing access to your VA health record. To learn more, go to: Upgrading your My HealtheVet account through In-Person or Online Authentication.
Information in your VA Vitals and Readings may include your vital signs and certain health measures (or readings) that come from your official VA health record. Vital signs are health measurements taken during an appointment, a procedure, or when you are a patient in the hospital. This is done to assess your basic body functions. This information can be used to make informed decisions about your health.
There are five vital signs, as well as other health readings, that are important to your health care team. Select the links below to learn more about vital signs and health readings:
Vital Signs include:
Readings may include:
My HealtheVet also has a section called Track Health where you can self-enter your own Vitals + Readings. This is information that you update and maintain in your My HealtheVet account. Each self-entered measure will show you a graph of the information you entered. This may help you as you work towards improving your health. There are nine measures you can self-enter and track:
- Blood Pressure
- Heart Rate
- Body Weight
- Body Temperature
- International Normalized Ratio (INR)
- Blood Sugar
- Cholesterol (Lipids Profile)
- Pulse Oximetry
Having your self-entered Vitals + Readings along with your VA Vitals and Readings available in My HealtheVet may be helpful. It gives you easy, convenient access to information about your health on demand. This information may also be shared with your caregiver or non-VA providers to help them better understand your health concerns. You may use the VA Blue Button to view, print or download your VA Vitals and Readings along with your other information in your My HealtheVet account.
Visit VA Vitals and Readings Frequently Asked Questions for more information about this feature and how it can help you.
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Talk With Your Health Care Provider - Your health care team is there to assist you with your health care needs. You can help by doing things to make your visits more productive. For example, a great deal of the information needed to make a diagnosis is based on your description of symptoms, recent changes, and your history. Do not be afraid to share that information during your visit.
A New Model of VA Health Care: Patient Aligned Care Teams - The VA's goal is to help you stay healthy. Providing health information and reminding you about recommended preventive care is an important part of Patient Aligned Care Teams.