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James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center - Altoona, PA
- Staff Members Holding the Line
- During the “stay at Home” order statewide, our staff continue to implement changes to “flatten the curve” and protect our Veterans. The most noticeable of these changes is the entry screening lines.
- PAIN MANAGEMENT OFFERS ALTERNATIVE TREATMENT
- The James E. Van Zandt Pain Management Clinic assists Veterans in dealing with chronic pain issues by tailoring specialized treatments to fit each Veteran's individual needs.
- WHOLE HEALTH PUTS VETERANS IN CHARGE
- Whole Health is VA’s new approach to well-being. Initiatives, found in the program, are making great strides in reducing the use of opioids, anti-anxiety medication, and other therapies that involve controlled substances
- PT Walk-In Clinic Expands to Four Days a Week
- Physical Therapy is now offering a walk-in clinic at the James E. Van Zandt VAMC. Due to the success of the clinic, the service has expanded to four days a week, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.
- JAMES E. VAN ZANDT VAMC ADVANCES CARE FOR VETERANS
- Cataract Surgery added as part of our Veteran centric culture. On Wednesday, September 25, 2019, the James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center added cataract surgery to the growing list of services it offers local Veterans.
- Hollidaysburg Partners with VA Signage Initiative
- - The Borough of Hollidaysburg in partnership with the James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center unveiled new street signs today. The Borough of Hollidaysburg is the first municipality to take this initiative.
- The new VA.gov website is now available.
- The VA is making it easier for Veterans and those who support them to find the information and tools they need. The new VA.gov design focuses on the top 80% of information Veterans seek out across all VA websites
- It's Intimate Partner Violence Awarness Month!
- The VA’s Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Assistance Program is committed to helping Veterans, their partners, and also VA staff who are impacted by IPV. Someone you know could be experiencing and/or using IPV.
- Emergency Medical Care
- You never know when you may need emergency medical care, so knowing what to do and where to go will benefit you. During a medical emergency, Veterans should immediately seek care at the nearest medical facility.
- Receive Appointment Reminders via Text Messaging
- To increase access to health care for all Veterans, the Veterans Health Administration has created VEText, an interactive mobile solution to remind Veterans of upcoming appointments via text messaging.