VA Western New York Healthcare System

VA Western New York Healthcare System VA Western New York Healthcare System provides health care to Veterans in the Buffalo, Batavia and surrounding areas. Find more details about our services at http://www.buffalo.va.gov/.
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Going to school after serving in the military provides opportunities to Veterans. But sometimes, it can also bring chall...
08/27/2020

Going to school after serving in the military provides opportunities to Veterans. But sometimes, it can also bring challenges. Explore this page to find resources for student Veterans: https://bddy.me/2EBGjfY

08/26/2020
Check in and say hello. You don’t need special training to show a Veteran you care. #BeThere
08/24/2020

Check in and say hello. You don’t need special training to show a Veteran you care. #BeThere

08/24/2020
This summer, encourage a Veteran you love to go tobacco-free, and show support with positive texts, emails, or phone cal...
08/20/2020

This summer, encourage a Veteran you love to go tobacco-free, and show support with positive texts, emails, or phone calls. You can start by sharing some of the many mental and physical health benefits that come with saying good riddance to tobacco: https://bddy.me/34eYTW5

Telehealth can help treat depression and anxiety. Jennifer, U.S. Army Veteran, talks about how she manages her mental he...
08/19/2020

Telehealth can help treat depression and anxiety. Jennifer, U.S. Army Veteran, talks about how she manages her mental health through a combination of VA telehealth therapy sessions, medication, and physical activity: https://bddy.me/2Ef180H

#BeThere for a Veteran, even if you’re physically apart. Learn ways to show you care: https://bddy.me/3hbzFvr
08/19/2020

#BeThere for a Veteran, even if you’re physically apart. Learn ways to show you care: https://bddy.me/3hbzFvr

Today, Dr. Lynn Steinbrenner, Oncologist, received sincere and heartfelt messages of thanks, certificates of appreciatio...
08/18/2020

Today, Dr. Lynn Steinbrenner, Oncologist, received sincere and heartfelt messages of thanks, certificates of appreciation, and a small token gift for her dedicated work with Veteran cancer patients, especially those of the Vietnam era who are still suffering from cancers connected to Agent Orange exposure. Agent Orange was a chemical used by the military as a defoliant to destroy vegetation during combat operations and protect supply lines. Here, leaders and members of Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 77, honor and thank Dr. Steinbrenner for her incredible work and care provided to them.

Keep your current mental health appointments. VA offers both video and phone telemental health options that do not requi...
08/18/2020

Keep your current mental health appointments. VA offers both video and phone telemental health options that do not require you to go to your closest facility in-person should you have a medical concern or need to follow specific social distancing guidelines in your community. Learn more: https://bddy.me/2EjrVbV

Welcome to VA Western New York Healthcare System! Check-in continues at the gates. If a Veteran needs ambulatory or cogn...
08/17/2020

Welcome to VA Western New York Healthcare System! Check-in continues at the gates. If a Veteran needs ambulatory or cognitive assistance during his/her appointment, he/she may have ONE adult accompany him/her for this purpose. Other guests should wait in the car or outside. This is part of our continued effort to keep Veterans and employees safe by minimizing unnecessary foot traffic in our facilities. Thank you for your cooperation.

Mental health treatment can be complicated, and adjustments are often needed to make it as effective as possible. VA enc...
08/17/2020

Mental health treatment can be complicated, and adjustments are often needed to make it as effective as possible. VA encourages the Veteran and provider to work together to better meet the patient’s needs. Learn more: https://bddy.me/3iPusJW

Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator, Jackie Chisholm, gives her tips on how to replace processed grains with whole...
08/16/2020
Fresh Focus #3: Healthy Plate Method – Grains & Starches - VAntage Point

Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator, Jackie Chisholm, gives her tips on how to replace processed grains with whole grains. We know carbohydrates are not created equal and Chisholm helps us sort that out in this episode of Fresh Focus.

Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator Jackie Chisholm gives her tips on how to replace processed grains with whole grains in this Fresh Focus.

Want the latest COVID-19 information and guidelines for your area, but aren’t sure where to look? The National Associati...
08/15/2020

Want the latest COVID-19 information and guidelines for your area, but aren’t sure where to look? The National Association of County and City Health Officials has a tool to help you search for local health departments in your area.
https://bddy.me/30WVbOE

It’s not easy to ask someone, “Are you having suicidal thoughts?” But preparing now for the answer could help you Be The...
08/14/2020

It’s not easy to ask someone, “Are you having suicidal thoughts?” But preparing now for the answer could help you Be There for a Veteran in crisis. Find resources that can help.
https://bddy.me/2PWaSiV

Wearing a face mask outside of your home is one of the most simple but important things you can do to save lives. Tell u...
08/14/2020
Dr. Richard Stone: #IWearAMaskFor America - VAntage Point

Wearing a face mask outside of your home is one of the most simple but important things you can do to save lives. Tell us why you wear it. #IWearAMaskFor my fellow Veterans.

Dr. Richard Stone: Veterans will always be seen as leaders because of their service to the nation. During COVID-19, they continue to lead their communities.

When people quit smoking, their stress levels drop, and they feel more energized — boosting their mood and leading to a ...
08/14/2020

When people quit smoking, their stress levels drop, and they feel more energized — boosting their mood and leading to a better quality of life. This summer, make your mental health and well-being a priority. Visit: https://bddy.me/3araRN7

We all have time to show a Veteran we care. Check in with a phone call, send a text to say hello, hop on a video chat to...
08/13/2020

We all have time to show a Veteran we care. Check in with a phone call, send a text to say hello, hop on a video chat to just #BeThere.
https://bddy.me/3arqkgf

Appointments are needed for blood draws at all VA Western New York Healthcare System facilities. Make your appointment b...
08/13/2020

Appointments are needed for blood draws at all VA Western New York Healthcare System facilities. Make your appointment by calling the primary care call center at 716-862-8567 or specialty call center at 716-862-8788 or local VA clinic. Also, visitation to patients continues to be suspended as a precautionary measure. Caregivers may attend appointments with Veterans only if they need assistance. Thank you--

There's room for more participants in this 8-week VA Recreation Therapy program. Call 716-289-6764 today!
08/12/2020

There's room for more participants in this 8-week VA Recreation Therapy program. Call 716-289-6764 today!

08/10/2020
Masks are required for everyone entering VA facilities—but we ask you to take a cue from the Veterans around you and mak...
08/08/2020

Masks are required for everyone entering VA facilities—but we ask you to take a cue from the Veterans around you and make your mask part of your everyday routine. Tell us why you wear it. #IWearAMaskFor my fellow Veterans. https://bddy.me/3fHY1eH

Halfway through 2020, VA has far surpassed last year’s total number of telehealth encounters, allowing us to provide bet...
08/08/2020
Telehealth ramps up, connects providers and patients - VAntage Point

Halfway through 2020, VA has far surpassed last year’s total number of telehealth encounters, allowing us to provide better continuity of care to Veterans.

Halfway through 2020, VA has far surpassed last year’s total number of telehealth encounters, allowing us to provide better continuity of care to Veterans.

Planning a trip to visit family or friends? Leaving your home increases your chances of getting and spreading COVID-19. ...
08/07/2020

Planning a trip to visit family or friends? Leaving your home increases your chances of getting and spreading COVID-19. Some state or local governments are issuing stay-at-home or shelter-in-place orders and guidance. The CDC recommends you stay home, except to get groceries, medications, or other essentials. If you must travel, follow the state or local guidance where you are, along your route, and at your destination. For more information visit https://bddy.me/2XASr7y.

General George Washington established the Purple Heart at Newburgh, New York, Aug. 7, 1782, during the Revolutionary War...
08/07/2020

General George Washington established the Purple Heart at Newburgh, New York, Aug. 7, 1782, during the Revolutionary War. We honor all Veterans who received this medal.

To read more about Purple Heart recipients, visit https://bddy.me/3fL4eql.

https://www.mentalhealth.va.gov/self_help.aspSelf-help materials can provide valuable education and support for Veterans...
08/07/2020
VA.gov | Veterans Affairs

https://www.mentalhealth.va.gov/self_help.asp
Self-help materials can provide valuable education and support for Veterans who may be facing mental health challenges, their friends, and family members. There are a wide variety of self-help materials available and it can sometimes be difficult to select the most useful

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.

Neighborhood Health Center
08/05/2020

Neighborhood Health Center

We are just one week out!! Join us as we host an incredible group of local community leaders and experts in pubic health!

Taking place in honor of National Health Center Week, Spotlighting Our Community: A Conversation About Health Equity & Social Justice will focus on the state of public health in our region and how we can take a stand for social justice and health equity in our communities.

Among our list of expert panelists include:
Joyelle Hackett, VA Western New York Healthcare System
Brandy Loveland, Erie County Restorative Justice Coalition
Dr. Raul Vazquez, G-Health Enterprises, Greater Buffalo United Accountable Healthcare Network, Urban Family Practice

Additional panelists include (See previous post for bios):
Broderick Cason, Univera Healthcare
Emma Fabian, Evergreen Health
Dr. Ellis Gomez, Neighborhood Health Center

Register for the webinar here ➡️ bit.ly/3jp3KJp
#NHCW2020 #CommunityConversations #NHC

An appointment is now required for blood draws at all VA Western New York Healthcare System facilities. To make an appoi...
08/05/2020

An appointment is now required for blood draws at all VA Western New York Healthcare System facilities. To make an appointment, call Buffalo Primary Care Call Center at (716) 862-8567, Specialty Call Center (716) 862-8788, Batavia Primary Care (585) 297-1050 or your local VA Clinic.

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3495 Bailey Ave
Buffalo, NY
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