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Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Houston, Texas

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Psychology Now More Available for VetsPsychology Now More Available for Vets
Mental health is good medicine. That’s a mantra of Houston VA Medical Center and it’s putting mental health providers throughout the hospital—making it easier than ever to receive these services.
Navy and Vietnam Veteran William Elliott won a gold medal for his entry in the National Veterans’ Creative Arts Festival.Local Vet Wins Gold at National Arts Competition
Vietnam Veteran William Elliott won a gold medal for his entry in the National Veterans’ Creative Arts Festival - a linocut print titled “Alas, Curiosity.” His piece will be on display at the festival in October.
U.S. Army Vietnam Veterans Leonard Adams (L) and Harry Robinson Sr. speak about their battles with cancer and the blessing it is to live at the Fisher House.Fisher House a Blessing for two Vietnam Veterans
For two Army Vietnam Veterans fighting cancer, living at the Houston VA Fisher House has been a game changer. They currently reside in Fisher House III and have come a long way since their initial cancer diagnosis.
Veteran Town Hall September 2019Veteran Town Hall September 2019
The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center is hosting a town hall meeting in Beaumont, Texas on Setpember 5 for Veterans and family members to share ideas and experiences and meet other Veterans and VA leaders.
Female Veterans from the WISER program go on a sailing outing as part of their trauma therapy.WISER & ROVER Take Treatment to Next Level
Women’s Inpatient Specialty Environment of Recovery (WISER) and Returning OEF/OIF/OND Veterans’ Environment of Recovery (ROVER) are five-week inpatient trauma treatment programs that each accommodate up to 10 patients.
VA MISSION Act Urgent Care BenefitsVA MISSION Act Urgent Care Benefits
The urgent care benefit covers treatment of non-emergent symptoms such as flu-like symptoms (coughs and colds), wheezing, sprains, sore throats, painful urination, bumps and bruises, ear pain, and mild skin irritations.
VA Locomotive: May 2019VA Locomotive: May 2019
The May 2019 edition of the VA Locomotive Veteran newsletter is available. This newsletter is filled with helpful and enlightening information for our Veterans and their families.
VA Mission ActVA Mission Act
The MISSION Act strengthens VA’s ability to deliver trusted, easy to access, high quality care at VA, virtually through telehealth & in the community. Get the care & services you need, where & when you need them.
Image of flags at National CemeteryMemorial Day Service
A Memorial Day Service to honor fallen service members will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, May 27, at Houston National Cemetery, 10410 Veterans Memorial Drive. The Memorial Day Observance is free & open to the public.
Air Force Veteran Christopher Banks receives tele-mental health services from the comfort of his home from Social Worker Veronica Siffert, LCSW.Tele-mental Health: Makes it Easier to Get Care
Veterans who have a computer, smart phone, or tablet now have access to mental health services from the MEDVAMC. It’s tele-mental health, and it’s helped nearly 1,000 Houston-area Veterans get the care they need.

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