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Northern Arizona VA Health Care System

Local Features

Medical Foster Home Program Caregiver  - Robbin Dohm at her home in Chino ValleyMedical Foster Home Program
Medical Foster Home is an alternative to nursing home care in a personal home setting for eligible Veterans who are no longer able to safely live independently. Prescott has four homes serving six Veterans.
Veteran with Telehealth equipmentTelehealth For Our Veterans
Telehealth Services have been offered to Veterans at Northern Arizona VA Health Care System (NAVAHCS) for over six years. Veterans have the opportunity to meet with their providers without driving to Prescott.
Patient Escort VolunteersOur Veteran Volunteers Really Making a Difference
Volunteering can mean a lot of different things to someone, but to Jim Burg, it means giving back. If you or someone you know is thinking about volunteering please call our Voluntary Service at (928) 776-6013.
Donna Hitt, LiCSW and IOP ManagerIntensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for Veterans
NAVAHCS is starting a new program at the new Mental Health Clinic. The program will provide individualized care for Veterans recovering from a combination of addiction, trauma and other mental health aliments.
MyHealtheVet VolunteersImproving Access and Care with MyHealtheVet
MyHealtheVet is a great tool for Veterans to communicate with their teams at the VA and it has been growing for over ten years. Veterans can communicate with their providers, check appointments and view prescriptions.
MyHealtheVetImproving Access and Care with MyHealtheVet
MyHealtheVet is a great tool for Veterans to communicate with their teams at the VA and it has been growing for over ten years. Veterans can communicate with their providers, check appointments and view prescriptions.
NAVAHCS Human Resources TeamLooking for a Career at the VA
NAVAHCS is the largest VA facility within 60,000 square miles and is the fourth largest employer in the area. NAVAHCS employs 1,077 staff members and our work force is comprised of 40 percent Veterans.
Lee Dortsch with his Marine Corps FriendsKeeping the Heroic Memories Alive: WWII Veteran
“From the Halls of Montezuma...” The men wearing U.S. Marine shirts and hats gathered around a man in a wheelchair and sang the Marine Hymn with enthusiasm for CLC resident Lee Dortsch's 92nd Birthday.
Polacca Outreach (Telehealth) Clinic for Hopi VeteransSummer of Service
Nationally, VA is providing an increasing number of Veterans with a broad range of care, services and benefits. Locally, NAVAHCS continues to make improvements to access and services for our Nation’s Veterans.
Genevieve "Jenny" WernWomen Who Served Are Veterans Too
Too often women Veterans are overlooked or under appreciated. NAVAHCS employs 532 women, 105 of which are Veterans. NAVAHCS serves over 25,000 Veterans and over 2,200 are women.

From the Veterans Health Administration

Happy HolidaysReligious Exercise and Expression in VA Facilities
VA appreciates religious groups and other organizations that wish to celebrate the holidays with our Veterans. Here are the guidelines to help you observe the season with our patients and residents.
Man in a wheelchair with a woman standing to his sideHonoring Family and Friends Who Care for Veterans
Respite care provides a break for a Veteran's regular caregiver, and VA offers professional respite care to caregivers. Eligible Veterans may be eligible to receive 30 days of respite care per year.
Major Anthony SmithOne Story of Millions Who Have Borne the Battle
From a body bag to a black belt. After being hit by a rocket-propelled grenade, Anthony Smith was presumed dead and placed in a body bag. Today, after 100 surgeries, he has a martial arts black belt.
A woman with a stethoscope reviews a paper with an older man holding a canePlanning for Getting Older: Is it Ever Too Early?
Over half of America's Veterans are over 65. It's estimated 70% of them will eventually need long term care. Have you and your family made any plans? Here's what one Veteran did ... and you can too.
Two men and two women chopping vegetables around a kitchen counterVA Gourmet - Teaching Vets How to Cook Healthy
At the Fargo VA in North Dakota, a team of dietitians is dedicated to teaching Veterans how to prepare quick, easy meals that are nutritious and healthy (and taste good too).
A tall, cylindrical machine stands in the center of a hospital room and emits blue light Milwaukee VA Medical Center Zaps Germs with Robots
Milwaukee VA Medical Center protects the health and safety of Veteran patients with new robots that kill numerous micro-organisms in about 15 minutes. It scrambles the DNA of bacteria.
Detail of a painting featuring military boots and high heelsCreative Arts Festival 2015
Over 100 Veterans are gathering in North Carolina this week for VA's national annual Creative Arts Festival. It's music, painting, dancing, sculpture ... and it's therapeutic.
A woman sits on a bed while readingHomeless Alabama Veteran Home at Last
Army Veteran April Rencher didn't plan on becoming homeless. But after watching her world fall apart, she's now building a new life for herself with a little help from her friends at the Tuscaloosa VA.
A woman in a lab coat shows a patient two computer monitors displaying mammogram imagesBreast Cancer: The Importance of Mammograms
Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in women, but early detection saves lives, which is why mammograms are so important. VA's 3D technology is improving cancer detection rates.
An audiologist installs a hearing aid for a Veteran patientVeterans! Hard of hearing? VA can help.
Whether from high noise in military operations or during training, hearing loss and tinnitus account for the two most prevalent service-connected disabilities among Veterans. Many do not realize it until too late.

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