November, 2020 COVID Newslettter - Veteran Resources


SWTRC COVID UPDATES - NOVEMBER 2020

Bringing You Up To Date Regional Information

 

COVID-19 Resources for Veterans

A salute to our Veterans on Veterans Day!  Thank you for your service to our country, whether past or present.  Whatever your stage of life or health, Veterans Affairs offers a wide variety of health care options to provide convenient access to care.  Veterans can download VA’s Annie app to get text message reminders promoting self-care, sign up for VA Mobile to coordinate care with your provider or call your local VA Healthcare System to arrange Telehealth options offered to you from home a clinic or the hospital.  Veterans who are eligible for health care from the VA are eligible for those same services via telehealth, which include virtual options for diagnosis, primary care, home health monitoring and chronic disease management, to name a few.  Following are some links and phone numbers for VA Healthcare services provided in the Southwest Telehealth Resource Center region.

AZ

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Phoenix VA Health Care System: https://www.phoenix.va.gov/
Telehealth Services:  602-277-5551 Ext. 4570

Southern Arizona VA Health Care System:  https://www.tucson.va.gov/

Northern Arizona VA Health Care System:  https://www.prescott.va.gov/
Telehealth Services: 928-445-4860 Ext. 6337

CO

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VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System and telehealth services

VA Western Colorado Health Care System

VA Rocky Mountain Network, Coronavirus Information and Updates
Telephone care:  888-336-8262

NV

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Nevada Department of Veterans Services (NDVS): https://veterans.nv.gov

VA Southern Nevada Health Care System:  https://www.lasvegas.va.gov/
Telehealth services:  866-651-3180

VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System:  https://www.reno.va.gov/
Telephone Care:  888-838-6256

VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System:  Coronavirus Social Distancing Using Virtual Care

NM

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New Mexico VA Health Care System:  https://www.albuquerque.va.gov/
Caregiver Support Coordinator:  505-265-1711 Ext. 7218

New Mexico VA Clinic Directory 
https://www.albuquerque.va.gov/locations/index.asp

UT

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VA Salt Lake City Health Care System:  https://www.saltlakecity.va.gov/
Telehealth Services:  801-582-1565 Ext 4128 or 800-613-4012 Ext. 4128

Utah Department of Veteran and Military Affairs-COVID 19:  https://veterans.utah.gov/coronavirus/
 

VETERAN NATIONAL RESOURCES

VA resumes in-person benefits services halted by the COVID-19 response
Get VA information about: Mobile Health, Telehealth, Telehealth at home, Coronavirus Chatbot, Telehealth Fact Sheet
VA Blog: VA encourages use of telehealth to prevent COVID-19
VA Press Release: VA Video Connect visits increase 1000% during COVID-19 pandemic
Learn how VA’s “Annie App” can help Veterans with COVID-19 and other health self-care

In mid-October President Trump signed S. 785, the ‘Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Care Improvement Act of 2019’.  The bill includes a section on expanding telehealth capabilities and the provision of telehealth services to Veterans through the Department of Veterans Affairs by awarding grants to organizations that represent or serve Veterans, nonprofit organizations, private businesses, and other interested parties

Congressional Briefing: Delivery of VA Telehealth Services During COVID-19,  Veterans who are eligible for VA health care are eligible to access telehealth services through the VA.
 

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