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West Texas VA Health Care System

 

Local Features

Call for helpVeteran Touts Access
A homeless Veteran walked into a Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) inquiring about a large cyst on his forehead wanting it removed. . Additionally, he expressed concern about the tent he had been living in.
Individual meditatingCan't Prevent Life's Traumas
Mental health illness does not discriminate. It is identified in all populations, age groups, and in various cultures. Females traditionally outnumber men in terms of prevalence rates.
PartnershipWTVAHCS Partners with Resources
The West Texas VA Health Care System (WTVAHCS) strives to work with community partners and other government agencies throughout the area to provide services to Veterans and their families.
Volunteers NeededContributions of volunteers
Caring for our Veterans includes providing quality health care while improving their quality of life. Volunteers and Veteran Service Organizations are especially important in providing the special touch.
ExcellenceTruthPoint
The WTVAHCS has implemented the use of TruthPoint a platform to capture Veteran feedback The newly implemented tool will focus on targeting the point of care patient feedback.
Patient SafetyPatient Safety
Patient safety is the duty of all VHA employees, Veterans and their family members, and visitors. The WTVAHCS supports reporting actual incidents, near misses or good catches to ensure the safety of our Veterans.
Checking blood pressureRoutine Screenings
Preventative Medicine: Routine Health Screenings to Help Improve Your Health. Eight simple screenings that can improve your health and help you lead a more active and productive lifestyle.
Healthy EatingMOVE Weight Management Program
MAKING NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS? Managing your weight with a healthy plate might be a good place to start! Your VA Dietitians have information on how you can create a healthy plate to help you lose weight.
Secure MessagingMy HealtheVet
My HealtheVet is your computerized health record that is available to you by just enrolling and establishing a secure access code. Veterans are allowed to communicate with providers through Secure Messaging.
Rural RoadRural Health in the VA
There are currently 3.1 million rural Veterans enrolled in the VA system nationwide representing 36% of the total Veterans enrolled in VA healthcare. The West Texas VA Health Care System serves 23,676 enrolled Veterans.

From the Veterans Health Administration

A woman shows a man writing on a large padSeeking New Coping Tools for Veterans with TBI
Cognitive rehabilitation researchers are testing new tools and strategies — from smartphone apps to online brain training — to help Veterans cope with the effects of mild traumatic brain injury.
A doctor stands with two of his patients"Family" of Patients Appreciate VA Doctor
Veteran patients of VA doctor in Augusta, Georgia, tell why they “wouldn’t have any other doctor.” Dr. Jianhua Cheng replies that he just wants to do his best and praises the entire Augusta team.
A homeless man receives a haircutStand Downs - Putting Lives Back Together
Stand Downs — Providing services to homeless Veterans, including health screenings, benefits counseling and other referrals. A collaborative effort by VA and other government and community agencies.
A girl looks over the shoulder of a woman viewing a laptopVeterans: Have a health question? Search here!
We’ve put the contacts for almost all your health questions in one convenient health index. Add this site to your FAVORITES for a link to take you to VA websites with valuable information.
A woman at a call center desk smilesHelping Women Veterans Find the Help They Need
VA’s Women Veterans Call Center has received over 11,000 incoming calls and made nearly 130,000 outbound calls, successfully reaching 76,000 women Veterans. The number is 1-855-VA-WOMEN.
A man in a wheelchair tries to shoot a basket while another man in a wheelchair reaches to blockNational Veterans Wheelchair Games Come to Philadelphia
The National Veterans Wheelchair Games are designed to improve the quality of life for Veterans with disabilities and to foster better health through sports competition.
A man in uniform hands a senior Veteran a red coinThe Purple Heart: One Veteran's Long Journey
Thousands of American Veterans have received the Purple Heart. We mark the anniversary of the creation of the award by George Washington with the story of John Reist, wounded three times in Vietnam.
A nurse applies a bandaid to the shoulder of a smiling VeteranVeterans: Keep Your Immunizations Up to Date
Protect you and your family by keeping your vaccinations current. Here are some helpful links to websites on immunization information.
Rendering of a cortisol molecule with black, white and red atoms joined by black and white barsVanquishing PTSD at the Cellular Level
VA researchers are exploring the possibility of using a steroid pill to take the trauma out of traumatic memories by quieting the intense and sometime debilitating emotions associated with those memories.
A dentist holds up a mold of a face next to his patientThe Other Side of VA Dentistry
Dr. Dai Phan provides an accurate reproduction so that dental and nasal prostheses can be fabricated — a little known service provided to Veterans who have lost part of their oral cavity due to trauma or cancer.

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