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Northern Arizona VA Health Care System

 

Local Features

GroundbreakingSomething New
Construction is underway for the new two story, 18,000 square-foot mental health building at Northern Arizona VA Health Care System (NAVAHCS). The new facility is scheduled to open next summer.
Veterans researching long term care optionsPlan Ahead for Long Term Care
Explore your long term care services and supports now, while you don't need them. Personal proactive planning can provide you peace of mind for yourself and those you care about.
Photo of Mobile Medical UnitRural Veterans Served by Community Partnerships
The Northern Arizona VA Health Care System is reaching out to Veterans in rural communities within Indian Country. The mobile medical unit facilitated these services to Chinle, Pinon and Tsaile.
Honoring VA VolunteersHonoring VA Volunteers
Across the nation volunteers were honored during National Volunteer Week (April 10-16) for their hard work and selfless acts of kindness. The VA operates one of the largest volunteer programs in the federal government.
What's in Your Communication "Toolbox"?What's in Your Communication "Toolbox"?
Several tools are available for Veterans and family members to provide feedback regarding the services provided by the Northern Arizona VA. This feedback aids in service rercovery to improve on the Veterans experience.
How You Can Help Ensure Safe Patient CareHow You Can Help Ensure Safe Patient Care
Veterans have the option of accessing their medical records online, and using secure email to contact their VA Primary Care teams with any questions or discrepancies using MyHealtheVet.
Routine  ScreeningsHow Routine Screenings Can Improve Health
Routine screenings can improve your health and help prevent disease. At the Northern Arizona VA Health Care System, our promise to Veterans is to provide the right care for the right patient at the right time.
Members reviewing agreementEnhancing Access for Rural Veterans
Enhancing access to health care for rural Veterans is a top priority for the VA Office of Rural Health, Northern Arizona VA Health Care System and the Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation.
M.O.V.E.The M.O.V.E. Program
The M.O.V.E. Program (Motivating Obese/Overweight Veterans Everywhere) was developed to get Veterans "moving" toward better health. The program is focused on teaching small steps to change unhealthy habits.
MyHealtheVetImproving Access and Care with MyHealtheVet
MyHealtheVet is one of the newest tools available for Veterans to communicate back and forth with their teams at the VA. MyHealtheVet grew radically in 2013, so that your medical records are - yours!

From the Veterans Health Administration

A man hands his ID to a woman at a deskTwo Forms of ID Now Needed to Request VHIC Card
VA has strengthened the ID requirements to request the new Veteran Health Identification Card (VHIC). Enrolled Veterans now will need two forms of ID. See the acceptable ID documents in this story.
A woman shows a man writing on a large padSeeking New Coping Tools for Veterans with TBI
Cognitive rehabilitation researchers are testing new tools and strategies — from smartphone apps to online brain training — to help Veterans cope with the effects of mild traumatic brain injury.
A doctor stands with two of his patients"Family" of Patients Appreciate VA Doctor
Veteran patients of VA doctor in Augusta, Georgia, tell why they “wouldn’t have any other doctor.” Dr. Jianhua Cheng replies that he just wants to do his best and praises the entire Augusta team.
A homeless man receives a haircutStand Downs - Putting Lives Back Together
Stand Downs — Providing services to homeless Veterans, including health screenings, benefits counseling and other referrals. A collaborative effort by VA and other government and community agencies.
A girl looks over the shoulder of a woman viewing a laptopVeterans: Have a health question? Search here!
We’ve put the contacts for almost all your health questions in one convenient health index. Add this site to your FAVORITES for a link to take you to VA websites with valuable information.
A woman at a call center desk smilesHelping Women Veterans Find the Help They Need
VA’s Women Veterans Call Center has received over 11,000 incoming calls and made nearly 130,000 outbound calls, successfully reaching 76,000 women Veterans. The number is 1-855-VA-WOMEN.
A man in a wheelchair tries to shoot a basket while another man in a wheelchair reaches to blockNational Veterans Wheelchair Games Come to Philadelphia
The National Veterans Wheelchair Games are designed to improve the quality of life for Veterans with disabilities and to foster better health through sports competition.
A man in uniform hands a senior Veteran a red coinThe Purple Heart: One Veteran's Long Journey
Thousands of American Veterans have received the Purple Heart. We mark the anniversary of the creation of the award by George Washington with the story of John Reist, wounded three times in Vietnam.
A nurse applies a bandaid to the shoulder of a smiling VeteranVeterans: Keep Your Immunizations Up to Date
Protect you and your family by keeping your vaccinations current. Here are some helpful links to websites on immunization information.
Rendering of a cortisol molecule with black, white and red atoms joined by black and white barsVanquishing PTSD at the Cellular Level
VA researchers are exploring the possibility of using a steroid pill to take the trauma out of traumatic memories by quieting the intense and sometime debilitating emotions associated with those memories.

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