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San Francisco VA Health Care System

Local Features

Farmers marketMarch is National Nutrition Month
March is National Nutrition Month! Check out these tips to eat better, get enough exercise, and live a happier, healthier lifestyle. Talk to your VA provider to learn more, and check out the Nutrition programs at SFVAMC!
The Downtown Clinic serves our Homeless VeteransSFVAHCS Homeless Program Recognized by VA
The San Francisco VA Health Care System was recently recognized by VA Central Office for its participation in the 25 Cities Initiative to end Veteran homelessness. Read the story to learn more.
Gregory King working at The Cake GalleryVeterans Find Healing Through Work
Through an exciting SFVAMC program, Veterans like Gregory King are finding healing and improved quality of life through meaningful work experiences. Read this article to learn more about the VIP-STAR Program.
VA is reducing out-of-pocket costs for Veterans’ outpatient prescriptionsNew Medication Copays Starting Feb. 27
VA is reducing out-of-pocket costs for Veterans’ outpatient prescriptions — new, lower copays begin February 27, 2017. Read the article to find out about how you may be affected.
Introducing the VAR AppIntroducing the Veteran Appointment Request App
As part of VA’s focus on ensuring that Veterans receive timely access to health care, the Veteran Appointment Request (VAR) mobile app is now available at the San Francisco VA Health Care System.
Social Work and Voluntary Service staff celebrate the new clothes closet for Veterans.Generous Donation Gives New Clothes to Vets
Thanks to a generous donation from our friends at Glassybaby, our Veterans can now receive a fresh set of clothes when they discharge from the San Francisco VA Medical Center.
Keep Calm Ornament10 Tips to Manage Holiday Stress
Holiday stress can be triggered by almost everything. Be of good cheer; here are 10 tips to help you deal with the holidays and remain tranquil no matter what comes your way this time of year.
VolunteersMusicians Bring Joy to Vets
Volunteers from Musicians On Call bring the joy of music to the San Francisco VA Medical Center's Community Living Center through special one-on-one live performances. Read on to learn more about this new partnership.
Million Veteran ProgramMillion Veteran Program
The groundbreaking Million Veteran Program study is now recruiting for participants at the San Francisco VA Health Care System. Read on to find out more and learn how you can get involved.
Veteran at optometry appointmentDirect Scheduling for Audiology and Optometry
Veterans in the San Francisco VA Health Care System can now schedule audiology and optometry appointments without a primary care referral! Follow the link for more details about this great program.

From the Veterans Health Administration

Veteran Brandon Myers removes his shoes from a wheelchair he used to harness an exoskeleton walking deviceRobotic Brace for Veterans of Spinal Cord Injury
It's called an Exoskeleton and it uses motion sensors and a computer control system to allow Veterans with spinal cord injuries to stand and take steps, with a little help.
A male wearing a BDU jacket speaking with a male counselor.Can Spiritual Therapy Ease Your PTSD Symptoms?
A researcher associated with the Augusta VA in Georgia is conducting a survey to see if Veterans coping with PTSD might be interested in having spirituality introduced into their therapy.
Surgeons looking at x-rays of patientImportant Office that Most People Have Never Heard
VA's National Center for Patient Safety is dedicated to preventing inadvertent harm or injury to Veteran patients. It's the engine under the hood that keeps things running smoothly and safely.
Fruit and Vegetable bowl Ten Ways to Eat Wisely - A Focus on Nutrition
VA encourages Veterans to focus on healthful eating. You don't need to change the way you eat overnight. Take your time, make small smart changes in your diet and you'll feel better and be healthier.
VAMC Director Isaacks visits with Veteran patientMarine Continues to Serve by Serving Veterans
David Isaacks served in the Marine Corps from 1998 to 2005. Today he continues to serve his country by serving Veterans as director of the Harry S Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital in Columbia, Mo.
Lead Yoga Therapist Nancy Schalk.Can Yoga Ease Your PTSD? VA Wants to Find Out
A clinical research psychologist with the Department of Veterans Affairs in Indiana is exploring the effects Yoga might have on Veterans suffering with post-traumatic stress disorder.
Concert, band playing on the stageVA's National Salute to Veteran Patients
Concerts, Valentines, and a lot of Americans saying Thank You, all part of VA's National Salute to Veteran Patients. Along with a chance for you to learn how you can volunteer to help our heroes.
Image of a Veteran holding a small rock.  A Journey to Vietnam, and Reconciliation
In December 2016 a group of Veterans along with VA providers and academics from around the country met in Vietnam to jointly experience a spiritual pilgrimage to facilitate recovery from the war.
Images of Julian Scadden at the bedside of a dying Veteran. Army Veteran Spends His Days Comforting the Dying
Nine years ago Julian Scadden, a 67-year-old Vietnam-Era Veteran who works as a housekeeper at the Denver VA, found his true calling in life: comforting dying Veterans on the hospital's hospice unit
Image of a group therapy session featuring both men and women.VA Giving Strength to Couples in Crisis
The Baltimore VA's Strength at Home program is designed to help Veterans who are experiencing physical or verbal abuse in their relationships, but don't know how to end the circle of violence.

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