Health Education - VA Portland Health Care System
Attention A T users. To access the menus on this page please perform the following steps. 1. Please switch auto forms mode to off. 2. Hit enter to expand a main menu option (Health, Benefits, etc). 3. To enter and activate the submenu links, hit the down arrow. You will now be able to tab or arrow up or down through the submenu options to access/activate the submenu links.

VA Portland Health Care System

Veterans Crisis Line Badge
My HealtheVet badge

Health Education

VA Portland Health Care System provides a number of ways for you to learn how to live a healthy lifestyle and self-manage your own health.
Veteran Education and Group Directory, Fall 2020; This document lists education & support programs available to Veterans, their families, & caregivers enrolled in VAPORHCS.

Medical Library

 Sorry, the VAPORHCS Medical Library is temporarily closed due to COVID.

VA Portland Health Care System has a Medical Library at the Portland VA Medical Center in Bldg. 101, Room 202. It is staffed by a librarian and a program specialist, who will assist you in finding health information about health concerns, diagnoses, and treatments. The Medical Library has a collection of easy-to-read health and wellness books, videos and other materials available for two-week check out, in addition to providing computers that Veterans and their family members can use to access the internet. For more information about the library go here.

Phone: (503) 220-8262 ext. 55955    Email:


The MyHealtheVet site provides VA patients and their families with excellent, reliable patient education information. VA patients may register from home and instantly gain access to refill prescriptions online, log and chart daily blood pressure and pain levels, and keep personal food and activity journals. VA patients who then complete a one-time authentication process gain a free, premium account that allows them to also:

      ·         Send and receive secure messages to/from primary, specialty and administrative healthcare teams

·         Remotely view, print or download the bulk of their electronic record, including progress notes.

·         See past and future appointments, and receive appointment reminders by email

·         Review past lab results and radiology reports


For more information, call 503-721-7854 (Portland) or 503-220-8262 ext. 33307 (Vancouver) to speak with a My HealtheVet representative. 

Veterans Health Library

This online library is a one-stop source for health information to help Veterans stay well and informed. You will find health sheets, videos, Go-to-Guides that have been approved by VA experts. Topics include those specific to Veterans, for example, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), combat related Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Agent Orange and Cold Injury. All health information is available online to Veterans, their family and the public.

 Logo for MyHealtheVet and Veterans Health Library



Page updated: August 27, 2020