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Types of Telehealth

Telehealth technologies are available to you at home, in the clinic and in the hospital.
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At Home

Meet with your VA care team virtually, and securely send health data from your home or wherever you choose. Remote monitoring devices and tools such as VA Video Connect help bring your providers closer to you.

VA telehealth works hand-in-hand with innovative digital health tools like My HealtheVet and VA mobile apps to bring you high-quality VA care on your terms.

If you don’t have reliable internet access or a connected device for telehealth at home, read this fact sheet to learn about your options. Learn more about accessing telehealth at convenient locations in your community with ATLAS (Accessing Telehealth through Local Area Stations) and find a site near you.

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In the Clinic

Connect with VA health specialists across the country from a clinic closer to you. Using VA telehealth technologies, you can schedule video exams with providers and specialists in different locations.

You can also securely send photos, videos, and health data from your clinic to providers and specialists at other facilities. This process, sometimes known as store and forward, helps your VA care team work together to develop a treatment plan.

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In the Hospital

Telehealth technologies in hospitals enables VA providers across the country to virtually collaborate to give you the best care possible.

Through telehealth, leading VA specialists can share best practices, research, and treatment options. This technology also enables specialists to provide their expertise remotely on conditions such as cancer, heart attack, or stroke.

How VA Telehealth Works

VA Telehealth Services gives you access to the care you need, when and where you need it.

See how it works