VA Video Connect Expands Veterans’ Access to Health Care - Butler VA Health Care System
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Butler VA Health Care System

 

VA Video Connect Expands Veterans’ Access to Health Care

August 30, 2018

NEWS RELEASE 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 30, 2018                                                 


VA Video Connect Expands Veterans’ Access to Health Care

Veterans are meeting their VA Butler doctors in virtual medical rooms

Butler, PA – A new telehealth program, VA Video Connect (VVC), is available at VA Butler Healthcare. It allows Veterans to connect with their health care teams over live video from a computer, tablet or smart phone from the comfort of their homes, thereby increasing their access to VA health care and reducing travel times.

“VA Video Connect provides our Veterans with a flexible, convenient option to connect with their providers,” said Laurie Conti, Connected Care Manager at VA Butler Healthcare. “We have had great success utilizing this new technology for many of our behavioral health programs, and we are currently expanding it to all of our primary care teams as well.”

VA Video Connect can be used on almost any computer, tablet or mobile phone with an internet connection, a web camera and microphone. VA Video Connect uses encryption to ensure privacy in each session.

In March 2018, VA released an iOS version of VA Video Connect to the Apple App Store. Soon after, VA Video Connect began trending as a top 10 app in the “medical” category. VA Video Connect will work on Android mobile devices and Windows mobile devices as well.

Veterans and their health care providers jointly decide whether to use VA Video Connect for a behavioral or medical visit. Veterans should speak with their VA Butler health care team if interested in potentially receiving care through VA Video Connect. To learn more about VA Video Connect, visit the VA App Store at mobile.va.gov/appstore.

VA Butler Healthcare, located in Butler County, Pennsylvania has been attending to Veteran’s total care since 1947. We are the health care choice for over 19,000 Veterans throughout Western Pennsylvania and parts of Ohio and are a member of VA Healthcare VISN 4 under the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. VA Butler Healthcare provides comprehensive Veteran care including primary, specialty, and mental health care – as well as management of chronic conditions and social support services to our nation’s Veterans. We proudly serve America’s Veterans at our main campus on North Duffy Road, our facilities on New Castle Road, as well as at our five Primary Care VA Outpatient Clinics in Armstrong, Southern Butler County (Cranberry Township), Clarion, Lawrence and Mercer Counties.          

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