Health program for veterans

Officials  from the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center are in Marquette focusing on a health care program just for veterans. Staff is spending time at the Marquette VA clinic located inside the Medical Center introducing veterans to the “My HealtheVET” program. The free program helps veterans get medical support, and keeps them up–to–date on their own health.

“It’s 24–hour access for veterans that are seen at the VA. They’re able to check their doctors notes, lab results, they are able to check prescriptions,” explained My HealtheVET student trainee Erin Sanford.” They’re also able to refill those prescriptions instead of calling them in, or sending in their refill, which is hard for some veterans. They’re also able to send secure messages to their physicians.”

The program is an easy way for veterans to get medical assistance without leaving their home.

“In the U.P. all of our VA clinics are spread out and some people have to drive two hours to get to their appointment. So this is really for them to just sit at home, send a message to their doctor instead of traveling those hundred miles just to get a prescription or get release of information,” added Sanford.

If you are a veteran and want to signup for the program, Erin will be at the Marquette VA clinic tomorrow and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. You can also contact your local VA.