VA Portland Health Care System
The staff at the VA Portland Health Care System have provided a number of ways for you to learn how to live a healthy lifestyle and self-manage your own health.
Classes or Group Information
Ready to make a healthy change? Learn what is offered at your VA Portland Health Care System. Visit the Veteran Education and Group Directory by clicking on the link below.
The Spring 2017 VA Portland Education and Group Class Directory is here
Patient Education Center - Medical Library
The VA Portland Health Care System has a Patient Education Center/Medical Library at the Portland facility. It is staffed by a librarian and a program specialist, who are happy to assist you in finding information about a health concern. The 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.
More information about the library and the services it offers is available here, http://www.portland.va.gov/medlibrary.asp
Phone: (503) 220-8262 ext. 55955
Podcasts (under construction)
The My HealtheVet 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 503-220-8262 ext. 57854 (Portland) or 33309 (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.
Page updated: 1/9/17