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Telehealth is not an option for hematology and oncology patients or the DC team who takes care of them. Veteran patients must come in for blood smears, biopsies, radiographic exams and chemotherapy.
VA Chaplaincy challenged to be innovative and creative in the manner of providing spiritual care. VA’s chaplains have turned to various communications platforms to connect with the people they serve.
VA’s telehealth platforms are protecting Veterans and ensuring they continue to receive high-quality care. A VA nurse in Tampa says almost 70% of her patients have switched to video appointments.
VA has always been here for Veterans—and we will continue to see and treat you during the COVID-19 crisis, even if you are not yet enrolled in VA health care. But please call us first.
During the COVID-19 crisis, VA is asking Veterans to lead the way in practicing social distancing and to use VA telemedicine. It’s what we need to do to keep our fellow Veterans safe.
Here are some social distancing recommendations which are proven strategies used by public health officials to stop or slow down the spread of a highly contagious disease such as COVID-19.
If you are a Veteran in crisis
or concerned about one, connect with our caring, qualified responders for confidential help. Many of
them are Veterans themselves.
Get more resources at VeteransCrisisLine.net.
Last updated June 28, 2012
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