Salisbury VA Medical Center: Protect yourself from COVID-19 with access to VA Care from home

Salisbury VA Medical Center: Protect yourself from COVID-19 with access to VA Care from home
“Out of concern for our Veterans, we are honoring current social isolation and distancing guidelines,” said Joseph Vaughn, Medical Center Director. “Through VA’s virtual care tools, we are able to use available technology to make sure our patients and staff are as safe as possible during this time.” (Source: WBTV File)

SALISBURY, N.C. (WBTV) - From the Salisbury VAMC: The Salisbury VA Health Care System is committed to providing high-quality care while keeping Veterans safe from the coronavirus (COVID-19).

“Out of concern for our Veterans, we are honoring current social isolation and distancing guidelines,” said Joseph Vaughn, Medical Center Director. “Through VA’s virtual care tools, we are able to use available technology to make sure our patients and staff are as safe as possible during this time.” To help us address our Veterans’ most-urgent needs first, the Salisbury VA Health Care System asks that Veterans use online tools for routine or non-urgent questions.

Here are some examples: Telephone or Video Appointments – Veterans can receive care at home — either over the phone or via video using VA Video Connect on their computers, smartphones, or tablets. To set up telephone or video appointments, Veterans can send their provider a secure message on My HealtheVet by visiting myhealth.va.gov. Veterans may also call, but VA is requesting that Veterans only call with urgent needs at this time. To learn more about VA Video Connect, visit mobile.va.gov/app/va-video-connect.

Prescription Refills – Veterans can request prescription refills and order and ship medications to their homes using My HealtheVet or the Rx Refill mobile app. Download the app at mobile.va.gov/app/rx-refill. Text Message Reminders – Veterans can use Annie’s Coronavirus Precautions protocol to send automated text messages with information about COVID-19. This application helps Veterans monitor for symptoms and can assist if they need to contact their VA facility for care. Enroll at mobile.va.gov/annie.

Secure Messaging – With My HealtheVet, VA’s online patient portal, Veterans can send online secure messages to your VA health care team to ask them non-urgent health questions. Register at www.myhealth.va.gov.

For more information about VA’s Connected Care technologies, visit connectedcare.va.gov.

Copyright 2020 WBTV. All rights reserved.