Care That Fits Your Life
Having easy access to your VA care team is important for your health. But scheduling appointments and traveling to your provider's office can be difficult. Telehealth at home offers services that work with your current care plan, fit your lifestyle and help you stay healthy and independent.
Through the VA Video Connect app, you can have a video telehealth appointment with your VA provider. You can also invite your family members and caregiver to join the video visit. To download the app onto your smartphone, tablet, or computer, visit the VA App Store.
How it works:
- Talk with your VA provider to see whether VA Video Connect could become a part of your care plan.
- When scheduling a video visit, request that VA staff invite your caregiver or another guest through the Caregiver Connect scheduling option.
- Receive an email invitation for your video visit once it’s scheduled. Your guests also receive an email with a personal link to join.
- At the time of your appointment, click on the link, enter your information and launch the visit. (If you are using an Apple device, you must download VA Video Connect.)
For more information, visit the VA Video Connect page on the VA App Store.
Video visits at home may increase convenience and comfort for some Veterans, but may not be suitable for everyone. Ask your doctor if video visits at home are right for you.
Remote Patient Monitoring
Telehealth technologies can collect and send your health data, like vital signs, to your care team. Providers get the information they need to manage your care, while you are in a more comfortable environment. Health data will not be collected without your informed consent.
How it works:
- You are assessed for Home Telehealth remote monitoring services.
- If deemed appropriate, VA provides a device to fit your needs and gives you training on how to use it.
- VA assigns you a Home Telehealth remote monitoring care coordinator.
- Your care coordinator contacts VA hospitals and providers and helps you arrange treatment changes, clinic appointments and hospital admissions.
Ways To Get Connected
To use VA telehealth in your home, you will need internet access and a connected device such as a computer, tablet, or smartphone.
Need a Device or Internet?
VA and its partners are working to ensure that Veterans can access telehealth care from home, and they have several programs that can help you get connected. If you need internet access or a connected device for VA telehealth, read this fact sheet to learn about your options.