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Atlanta VA Health Care System

 

Local Features

Veteran Appointment Request App graphicsVeteran Appointment Request App
Skip the phone call. For your next VA care visit, download and use the new Veteran Appointment Request (VAR) app — making scheduling and tracking appointments easier than ever.
Women Art Exhibit facilitatorWomen Veterans Art Exhibit
The art exhibit showcased the artwork of ten Veterans representing all five branches of service. The exhibit was on display at the Atlanta VA Medical Center for the entire month of March.
Dr. Aisha Baker, a native of Jackson, Mississippi and daughter of an Army Veteran, serves as a Primary Care Mental Health Integration (PCMHI) psychologist at the Oakwood clinic in Flowery Branch, GA. PCMHI psychologists provide immediate care for Veterans that increases access to mental health care.Mental Health care high priority at Atlanta VAMC
Primary Care Mental Health Integration (PCHMI) psychologist provides same day appointments; improves access to mental health care for Veterans at Atlanta VAMC Oakwood Clinic.
Army Veteran Victor Johnson stands in front of Atlanta Clinic’s Wall of HonorAtlanta Clinic Wall of Honor
Army Veteran Victor Johnson says his entire healthcare experience has changed dramatically for the better since the opening of the VA’s Atlanta Clinic. One year later, the clinic is still drawing rave reviews.
Atlanta VAMC New AdditionAtlanta VAMC New Addition
Effective February 1, 2016 there will be permanent changes made to Ambulance drop offs/pickups and shuttle pickups/drop offs for shuttle services (MLB and Veterans Transportation Service [VTS]).
Civility PosterAtlanta VA kicks off new Civility in the Workplace
Atlanta VA kicks off Civility in the Workplace campaign. Atlanta VAMC Employee and Labor Relations Manager Kevin Jones encouraged the audience to embrace the facility’s new Civility in the Workplace policy.
Atlanta VA hosts Pink Out! for breast cancer monthAtlanta VA hosts Pink Out! for breast cancer month
In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness month, the Atlanta VAMC is hosting its very first Pink Out! on Wednesday, October 28th. Wear pink and learn more about breast cancer.
Walgreens partnership benefits Atlanta VeteransVeterans to receive no-cost flu shots at Walgreens
For the second year in a row, the VA has once again entered into a private-public partnership with Walgreens to offer “no-cost” flu shots for Veteran patients who are enrolled in the VA Health Care System.
Magnet ProgramMagnet Program
The Atlanta VA Medical Center (VAMC) received one of the highest levels of recognition a hospital can obtain: Magnet® Recognition Program Re-Designation for excellence in nursing services.
Staff from Social Work Service and Nurses on the 10th Floor Medical Telemetry unit partnered together to go above and beyond to meet the needs of one Veteran.Nursing staff goes above and beyond
From time to time complicated and complex cases come up that require dedication, creativity and ingenuity to meet the health care needs of a Veteran. This was the case during the week of July 27, 2015.

From the Veterans Health Administration

Potted plants on displayVeteran Shares Green Thumb Hobby with Fellow Vets
An Iraq war Veteran tells his story of post-combat struggles and how Veterans Affairs health care professionals helped him commit to a better life and share his green thumb hobby.
Female soldier standing in front of American FlagVeteran Sexual Trauma Victims: You Are Not Alone
After Mary experienced Military Sexual Trauma, she was afraid to report it. She thought she was alone. She got help at VA and now wants to get the word out to other Veterans about MST coordinators.
Dr. Schutzer conducting researchVeterans Find Prostate Cancer Cure at McGuire
Veterans across America travel to McGuire VA Medical Center in Richmond for treatment of moderate to aggressive forms of prostate cancer using “brachytherapy” a much better option for Veterans.
Doctor and patient shaking hands10 Things About The Veterans Choice Program
Here's all the information about the Veterans Choice Program. Find out if you are eligible to receive health care from a community provider. How is the 40-mile calculation determined? And other FAQs.
Wheelchair basketball gameVeterans Compete in National Wheelchair Games
For Veterans with physical disabilities, the National Wheelchair Games help Veterans become aware of their abilities and potential. And there is a great spirit of healthy activity and camaraderie.
A member of the VA Central California Health Care Systemís Hepatitis C Clinic approaches a      homeless personís tent in Fresno, Calif. Getting homeless Veterans tested for Hepatitis C
Jennifer Siilata is a VA clinical pharmacist and she knows how dangerous the Hep C virus is if left untreated. She knows it is curable. Her goal? Find high-risk homeless Veterans and get them tested.
Golden Triangle Performance Ensemble entertains Pittsburgh Veterans after parade around campusPittsburgh Veterans Celebrate the Fourth of July
Independence Day parade at the Pittsburgh VA Medical Center honors Veterans living in the Community Living Center. Third year for performers who call it the “highlight of their year.”
Illustration of back musclesVeterans with Back Pain Have Treatment Options
In a survey of more than 3,500 back pain sufferers, 80% said that yoga, tai chi, massage therapy or a chiropractor helped them. Those options can help as much as surgery or drugs, with fewer risks.
Doca Merdjanoska, surgical department nurse at the VA Central California HealthFresno VA Medical Center's Nurse of the Year
Meet Doca Merdjanoska from Macedonia, one of VA's top nurses. Our continuing series of outstanding VA employees features a surgical department nurse at the Fresno VA Medical Center.
Putting sunblock on your skinVeterans: Protect Your Skin and Your Hearing
Veterans: Do you know the difference in Ultraviolet B and Ultraviolet A sun's rays? And what is a safe decibel (dB) level of noise? Here are a few quick handy answers just in time for summer.

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