What Is Telehealth?

Telehealth uses technology and data to improve the way VA provides patient-centered care to Veterans.
Patient using video Telehealth technology to speak with a clinician remotely.

Nationwide Access

VA’s innovative telehealth technologies provide mobility and enhanced access to care. Telehealth connects you with your VA care teams and specialists, no matter the distance.

VA Telehealth Services can reduce travel and bring care closer to you through:

  • Real-time, interactive video visits
  • In-home and mobile health remote monitoring
  • Devices that gather and store health data
Veteran taking blood pressure in their own home.

More Data, Better Care

Using VA telehealth technologies, you can send your health data to your VA care team from home. With more data, your providers can tailor your treatment specifically to your needs and improve the care you receive.

Using VA telehealth devices, you can send your VA care team information such as your heart rate, glucose levels, or blood pressure from home. All health data is confidential, secure, and used only with your consent.

Veteran looking at his mobile phone outside.

Telehealth on Your Terms

In 2019, over 900,000 Veterans received care through VA telehealth. Any Veteran who qualifies to receive VA care and lives in one of the 50 U.S. states or a U.S. territory is eligible to use VA telehealth.

Learn more about your VA telehealth options by talking with your VA care team — in person, over the phone, or through My HealtheVet Secure Messaging.

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