Birmingham VA Medical Center

Birmingham VA Medical Center The Birmingham VA Health Care System provides for the health care needs of Veterans in the greater Birmingham area and it's surrounding communities.
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For more details about our services visit our website at http://www.birmingham.va.gov.

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06/21/2021
The future of women’s health is in your genes, and we need your help! Enroll in #VA genetic research to make a differenc...
06/20/2021

The future of women’s health is in your genes, and we need your help! Enroll in #VA genetic research to make a difference and leave a legacy for all #womenveterans. Click the link for more information on how to sign up: https://www.birmingham.va.gov/features/The_future_of_medicine_is_in_your_genes.asp

The future of women’s health is in your genes, and we need your help! Enroll in #VA genetic research to make a difference and leave a legacy for all #womenveterans. Click the link for more information on how to sign up: https://www.birmingham.va.gov/features/The_future_of_medicine_is_in_your_genes.asp

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06/20/2021

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On Father's Day, we celebrate the dads in our lives. We also recognize those who served, are serving or have a child who is serving in the military.

Fruits and vegetables are an important part of a healthy diet. Check out these recipes and cookbooks to find unique and ...
06/19/2021

Fruits and vegetables are an important part of a healthy diet. Check out these recipes and cookbooks to find unique and creative ways to incorporate these important food groups into a regular eating pattern. https://www.nutrition.va.gov/Recipes.asp

Fruits and vegetables are an important part of a healthy diet. Check out these recipes and cookbooks to find unique and creative ways to incorporate these important food groups into a regular eating pattern. https://www.nutrition.va.gov/Recipes.asp

You are not alone. These #Veterans turned their lives around with #PTSD treatment, and you can too! Talk to your #VA pro...
06/18/2021

You are not alone. These #Veterans turned their lives around with #PTSD treatment, and you can too! Talk to your #VA provider today to get the treatment you need. We are here for you! Watch these Veterans stories throughout PTSD Awareness Month here: https://www.ptsd.va.gov/apps/AboutFace/.

If you or someone you know is in a stressful crisis, call the Veterans Crisis Line at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or text 838255 or chat online at https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/.

You are not alone. These #Veterans turned their lives around with #PTSD treatment, and you can too! Talk to your #VA provider today to get the treatment you need. We are here for you! Watch these Veterans stories throughout PTSD Awareness Month here: https://www.ptsd.va.gov/apps/AboutFace/.

If you or someone you know is in a stressful crisis, call the Veterans Crisis Line at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or text 838255 or chat online at https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/.

VA Outpatient Clinics to remain open on Friday, June 18!To recognize Juneteenth, the date marking the effective end of s...
06/17/2021

VA Outpatient Clinics to remain open on Friday, June 18!

To recognize Juneteenth, the date marking the effective end of slavery in the United States more than two years after President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, President Joseph R. Biden signed a new holiday into law today.

The holiday commemorating the end of slavery is June 19, which falls on a Saturday this year, so it will be observed on a workday. In accordance, most federal agencies will be closed on Friday, June 18.

While some Birmingham VA Health Care System administrative offices will be closed, all inpatient services and outpatient clinics will remain operational on June 18 to ensure Veterans have timely access to health care. This decision was made because more than 1,000 patients are scheduled that day for medical appointments at ten various locations.

#Veterans are strongly encouraged to keep their appointments.

VA Outpatient Clinics to remain open on Friday, June 18!

To recognize Juneteenth, the date marking the effective end of slavery in the United States more than two years after President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, President Joseph R. Biden signed a new holiday into law today.

The holiday commemorating the end of slavery is June 19, which falls on a Saturday this year, so it will be observed on a workday. In accordance, most federal agencies will be closed on Friday, June 18.

While some Birmingham VA Health Care System administrative offices will be closed, all inpatient services and outpatient clinics will remain operational on June 18 to ensure Veterans have timely access to health care. This decision was made because more than 1,000 patients are scheduled that day for medical appointments at ten various locations.

#Veterans are strongly encouraged to keep their appointments.

Today, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Denis McDonough, visited the Birmingham VA Health Care System to speak with #V...
06/17/2021

Today, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Denis McDonough, visited the Birmingham VA Health Care System to speak with #Veterans, staff, and tour the facility.

Secretary McDonough accompanied Second Gentleman, Doug Emhoff, the husband of Vice President Kamala Harris, at Jackson Olin High School in part of the Biden administration’s nationwide tour to encourage COVID-19 vaccinations.

06/17/2021
Bladder Cancer: Know the signs - VAntage Point
06/17/2021
Bladder Cancer: Know the signs - VAntage Point

Bladder Cancer: Know the signs - VAntage Point

The Department of Veterans Affairs is encouraging Veterans to talk to their doctors about the signs and symptoms of bladder cancer.

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06/16/2021

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Troy, a U.S. Marine Corps Veteran, had trouble adjusting to civilian life after leaving military service. He became angry easily, and his relationships with his family were strained. Hear Troy and his son Liam discuss the difference that family and mental health support made in their lives: maketheconnection.net/stories/813

The safety of Veterans and VA employees is our top priority. #VA still requires all #Veterans, employees, and visitors t...
06/15/2021

The safety of Veterans and VA employees is our top priority.

#VA still requires all #Veterans, employees, and visitors to wear face coverings at VA medical facilities. Even though face covering requirements have changed elsewhere, this VA policy protects Veterans receiving medical care who may be more vulnerable to COVID-19.

Your safe care is our mission. Learn more about our policy at birmingham.va.gov/COVID_19.asp

The safety of Veterans and VA employees is our top priority.

#VA still requires all #Veterans, employees, and visitors to wear face coverings at VA medical facilities. Even though face covering requirements have changed elsewhere, this VA policy protects Veterans receiving medical care who may be more vulnerable to COVID-19.

Your safe care is our mission. Learn more about our policy at birmingham.va.gov/COVID_19.asp

Learn to recognize red flagsPeople can experience an emotional or mental health crisis due to a wide range of situations...
06/14/2021
Veterans Crisis Line: Suicide Prevention Hotline, Text & Chat

Learn to recognize red flags

People can experience an emotional or mental health crisis due to a wide range of situations. For some, it might be the end of a personal relationship. For others, it might be the loss of a job. For Veterans, these crises can be heightened by their experiences during military service.

When emotional issues reach a crisis point, Veterans and their loved ones should contact the Veterans Crisis Line.

Call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1
Text 838255
Chat online at https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/

Many Veterans may not show any signs of intent to harm themselves before doing so, but some actions can be a sign that a person needs help. Veterans in crisis may show behaviors that indicate a risk of self-harm. The following can all be warning signs:

• Appearing sad or depressed most of the time
• Hopelessness; feeling like there’s no way out
• Anxiety, agitation, sleeplessness, or mood swings
• Feeling as if there is no reason to live
• Feeling excessive guilt, shame, or sense of failure
• Rage or anger
• Engaging in risky activities without thinking
• Losing interest in hobbies, work, or school
• Increasing alcohol or drug misuse
• Neglecting personal welfare; a deteriorating physical appearance
• Withdrawing from family and friends
• Showing violent behavior, like punching a hole in the wall or getting into fights
• Giving away prized possessions
• Getting affairs in order, tying up loose ends, or writing a will

The following signs require immediate attention:

• Thinking about hurting or killing yourself
• Looking for ways to kill yourself
• Talking about death, dying, or suicide
• Self-destructive behavior such as drug abuse, weapons, etc.

Free, confidential support for Veterans in crisis and their families and friends. Call the Veterans Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1 or text to 838255.

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06/14/2021

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On this day in 1775, the Second Continental Congress established the Continental Army, known today as the U.S. Army, during the onset of the Revolutionary War. This year marks the Army’s 246th birthday.

Did you serve in the Army? Which units did you serve with?

Men’s health week starts June 14 and we want to encourage male Veterans to engage in their health and wellbeing. Conside...
06/12/2021

Men’s health week starts June 14 and we want to encourage male Veterans to engage in their health and wellbeing. Consider an appointment with your VA Dietitian. Follow the link to learn more about Registered Dietitians in the VA! https://www.nutrition.va.gov/Get_Help_from_a_Dietitian.asp

Men’s health week starts June 14 and we want to encourage male Veterans to engage in their health and wellbeing. Consider an appointment with your VA Dietitian. Follow the link to learn more about Registered Dietitians in the VA! https://www.nutrition.va.gov/Get_Help_from_a_Dietitian.asp

The Birmingham VA Health Care System will begin vaccinating adolescents ages 12-17 who are Veteran’s caregivers or CHAMP...
06/11/2021

The Birmingham VA Health Care System will begin vaccinating adolescents ages 12-17 who are Veteran’s caregivers or CHAMPVA beneficiaries beginning Monday, June 21, 2021. Please call 844-435-0505 to schedule an appointment.

Additionally, children are now allowed to enter the facility and should follow #VA social distancing and masking guidelines. Click the link for more COVID-19 information at the VA: https://www.birmingham.va.gov/COVID_19.asp.

The Birmingham VA Health Care System will begin vaccinating adolescents ages 12-17 who are Veteran’s caregivers or CHAMPVA beneficiaries beginning Monday, June 21, 2021. Please call 844-435-0505 to schedule an appointment.

Additionally, children are now allowed to enter the facility and should follow #VA social distancing and masking guidelines. Click the link for more COVID-19 information at the VA: https://www.birmingham.va.gov/COVID_19.asp.

The Birmingham VA Health Care System is moving its COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic from the United Way building to the Birmingha...
06/10/2021

The Birmingham VA Health Care System is moving its COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic from the United Way building to the Birmingham VA Clinic at 2415 7th Avenue S., Birmingham, AL starting Monday, June 14, 2021. Call 1-844-435-0505 to schedule an appointment or walk-in Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

In addition to the Birmingham Clinic, all community-based outpatient clinics (CBOCs) will also administer the COVID-19 vaccine. Please call your nearest CBOC or 1-844-435-0505 to schedule an appointment.

The Birmingham VA Health Care System is moving its COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic from the United Way building to the Birmingham VA Clinic at 2415 7th Avenue S., Birmingham, AL starting Monday, June 14, 2021. Call 1-844-435-0505 to schedule an appointment or walk-in Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

In addition to the Birmingham Clinic, all community-based outpatient clinics (CBOCs) will also administer the COVID-19 vaccine. Please call your nearest CBOC or 1-844-435-0505 to schedule an appointment.

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06/10/2021

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June is PTSD Awareness Month. Use the PTSD Treatment Decision Aid at https://bit.ly/358B4OI to learn about PTSD, compare treatment options and take action to start treatment.

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06/09/2021

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Taking steps towards safer gun storage can help prevent Veteran suicide. Find out how at https://bit.ly/2TdMY7k.

06/07/2021

Check out this month's Health Teaching Kitchen video on how to make Shrimp Tacos with Creamy Taco Slaw!

Keep your kidneys healthy and help prevent progression of chronic kidney disease by trying this Tomato and Asparagus Car...
06/05/2021

Keep your kidneys healthy and help prevent progression of chronic kidney disease by trying this Tomato and Asparagus Carbonara from the latest edition of "Healthier Bites For Your Kidneys." Contact your VA dietitian for more kidney nutrition tips.https://www.nutrition.va.gov/docs/UpdatedPatientEd/HealthierBitesforYourKidneysSpringIssueVA032021.pdf

Keep your kidneys healthy and help prevent progression of chronic kidney disease by trying this Tomato and Asparagus Carbonara from the latest edition of "Healthier Bites For Your Kidneys." Contact your VA dietitian for more kidney nutrition tips.https://www.nutrition.va.gov/docs/UpdatedPatientEd/HealthierBitesforYourKidneysSpringIssueVA032021.pdf

June is #PTSDAwarenessMonth! Learn what PTSD is, who it affects, and how it can be treated at this link: https://www.pts...
06/04/2021

June is #PTSDAwarenessMonth! Learn what PTSD is, who it affects, and how it can be treated at this link: https://www.ptsd.va.gov/understand/what/ptsd_basics.asp. Don’t wait! Talk to your #VA provider today to get the treatment you need.

If you or someone you know is in a stressful crisis, call the Veterans Crisis Line at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or text 838255 or chat online at https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/.

June is #PTSDAwarenessMonth! Learn what PTSD is, who it affects, and how it can be treated at this link: https://www.ptsd.va.gov/understand/what/ptsd_basics.asp. Don’t wait! Talk to your #VA provider today to get the treatment you need.

If you or someone you know is in a stressful crisis, call the Veterans Crisis Line at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or text 838255 or chat online at https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/.

06/03/2021
#Veterans—join us TODAY from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. for a virtual listening session. We’d like to hear about your experi...
06/03/2021
VA.gov | Veterans Affairs

#Veterans—join us TODAY from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. for a virtual listening session. We’d like to hear about your experiences with #VA health care to help us design the Veterans health care system of the future. To participate, visit https://www.va.gov/HEALTHPOLICYPLANNING/listening.asp.

Apply for and manage the VA benefits and services you’ve earned as a Veteran, Servicemember, or family member—like health care, disability, education, and more.

VA.gov | Veterans Affairs
06/03/2021
VA.gov | Veterans Affairs

VA.gov | Veterans Affairs

Apply for and manage the VA benefits and services you’ve earned as a Veteran, Servicemember, or family member—like health care, disability, education, and more.

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700 19th St S
Birmingham, AL
35233

The Birmingham VA provides free shuttle service from it's parking deck to the medical center.

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