Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System
Five Million Veterans Enrolled for My HealtheVet
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) accomplished a record landmark in October when the agency registered more than 5 million users on My HealtheVet, which encourages Veterans to take control of their health.
The web-based portal provides online tools that enable Veterans to proactively engage with their health care team and make informed decisions about their health and well-being.
“My HealtheVet is a shining example of how Veterans can play a more active role in their health care journey,” said VA Secretary Robert Wilkie. “VA is committed to providing the necessary technologies to ensure that Veterans receive care when and where they need it.”
The tool allows Veterans to refill prescriptions, view scheduled VA appointments, send secure messages to their health care teams and download their personal health record.
Since the site’s launch in 2003, Veterans have used My HealtheVet to refill more than 148 million prescriptions, send in excess of 86 million secure messages, view upcoming VA appointments more than 74 million times and download more than 37 million health data reports.
Register for My HealtheVet
To enroll, please visit https://www.myhealth.va.gov/.
Although Veterans can register for the website online, they will need to drop by the office to complete an in-person authentication, which is necessary to verify the Veteran’s identity and protect their personal information. With an upgraded account, Veterans will be able to use features such as secure messaging, view appointments, lab results and your VA health record, and get VA Wellness Reminders.
To learn more, please call Sheila Fields, My HealtheVet Coordinator, at 918-577-3824.