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Five Reasons to Upgrade

Get the most out of your My HealtheVet account

Veteran reading an article on laptopA My HealtheVet Premium account provides you with more tools and information for managing your health care. Along with the features available to Basic and Advanced users, Premium accounts allow you to access more VA health records and information, communicate with your care team and VA staff, and manage your appointments.

My HealtheVet Premium accounts are free, and getting a Premium account is a simple process. Use the step-by-step guide on the My HealtheVet website to upgrade your account to the Premium level.

Here are five reasons to get a My HealtheVet Premium account.

  1. Access More of Your Health Records

    As a Premium user, you can view key portions of your VA electronic health records, use the VA Blue Button feature to access your VA Health Summary, and view VA Medical Images and Reports.

  2. Send Secure Messages to Your VA Care Team

    With My HealtheVet Secure Messaging, you can send secure messages to members of your VA care team and other VA staff. You can ask non-urgent health-related questions, update them on your condition, request referrals and medication renewals, and check on appointments.

  3. Manage Your VA Appointments

    You can view and cancel upcoming appointments, request new appointments, join video appointments, and look up appointments from the past two years using your My HealtheVet Premium account.

  4. View Your Military Service Information

    You can use the VA Blue Button feature to view your U.S. Department of Defense Military Service Information. This includes service and deployment dates, military occupational specialty codes, and pay and retirement information.

  5. Protect Your Account With More Security

    My HealtheVet Premium accounts feature the updated security protection. All users will eventually be required to upgrade to Premium accounts as Basic and Advanced accounts will be phased out during 2020.

    With a Premium account, you can manage your care using the full suite of tools and services available on My HealtheVet. Get a My HealtheVet Premium account today and gain access to more information about your health.


Updated February 11, 2020