Northern Arizona VA Health Care System

Northern Arizona VA Health Care System The Northern Arizona VA Health Care System provides for the health care needs of Veterans in the Northern Arizona area. Find more details of our services at our Web site http://www.prescott.va.gov/.
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We have a commitment to serve Veterans, as they once served our country. The Emergency Department is open 24/7 to serve registered Veterans. The Northern Arizona VA Health Care System provides inpatient and outpatient care at the Bob Stump VAMC in Prescott, Arizona and also provides outpatient care at community based outpatient clinics (CBOCs) in Anthem, Flagstaff, Cottonwood, Kingman and Lake Havasu City, Arizona. It also provides Telehealth Care in Holbrook, Page, Tuba City, Polacca and Kayenta with an IHS Clinic in Chile and a mobile clinic. The Northern Arizona VA Healthcare System is part of the Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) 18 and serves a population of about 26,000 Veterans in a primary service area that includes six counties in North Central Arizona. Our employees are a dedicated team, and working together, we are "Keeping the Promise to America’s Veterans."

NAVAHCS Veterans can contact our Military Sexual Trauma Coordinator at 928-445-4860 ext. 4831. You're Not Alone.
07/29/2020

NAVAHCS Veterans can contact our Military Sexual Trauma Coordinator at 928-445-4860 ext. 4831. You're Not Alone.

Recovery from military sexual trauma is possible, even many years later. VA offers free and confidential services that can help. Visit www.mentalhealth.va.gov/msthome.asp or contact the MST Coordinator at your local VA health care facility to learn more.

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07/28/2020
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Navy Veteran Jim Pantelas has spent the last 15 years working to fund new lung cancer research, combat patient stigma, and improve care for lung cancer patients.

His mission is personal: He is a survivor of stage 3 lung cancer, with stage 4 lymph node involvement.

Have you heard the term “Whole Health,” but aren’t sure what it is or how to get started? Whole Health is an approach fo...
07/28/2020
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Have you heard the term “Whole Health,” but aren’t sure what it is or how to get started? Whole Health is an approach focused on helping you live your life to the fullest. Whether your plan calls for yoga, acupuncture, cooking courses, meditation, or a creative writing class, VA can help you reach your goals. Find out how to #LiveWholeHealth

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.

If you have not signed up for MyHealtheVet, you are missing out. If you are interested, you can go to www.myhealth.va.go...
07/27/2020

If you have not signed up for MyHealtheVet, you are missing out. If you are interested, you can go to www.myhealth.va.gov or you can download the MyHealteVet app on your smart phone at the app store. Veterans can send secure messages to their Team through MyHealtheVet and get a response within 1-2 days as well as keep track of medications and appointments. If you have any questions about MyHealtheVet, please contact NAVAHCS MyHealheVet Coordinator, Tim Howe at 928-830-7644.

#Veterans: tracking and managing your health records is easy, using VA's Blue Button feature on My HealtheVet. This online tool helps you remember the names of your prescription medications, lab results, doctor's notes, and much more. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3hC4LvX

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07/27/2020

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Suicidal thoughts can arise quickly and seem overwhelming, but with the right tools and support, they can also go away just as quickly. Help the Veteran in your life by saving this number to your contacts.

www.veteranscrisisline.net/

07/25/2020
Veteran Community Care: Overview

Community Care Information:
Many Veterans are not aware of their Community Care options, including their eligibility criteria under the VA MISSION Act. Please watch this video to learn more. It is recommended that Veterans save the phone number for TriWest in their phone. This will help ensure you don't miss a call when TriWest is working on your consult. We are happy to announce that on August 25, the VA is transitioning to the new Community Care Network as authorized by the MISSION Act. The new phone number for Triwest will be: 1-877-226-8749.

This video provides a general overview of community care for Veterans, including eligibility criteria, under the VA MISSION Act.

Compensated Work Therapy Vocational Assistance Program:  Veterans and Providers who are interested in learning more abou...
07/24/2020
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Compensated Work Therapy Vocational Assistance Program:
Veterans and Providers who are interested in learning more about the VHA Vocational Rehabilitation Programs are encouraged to attend the weekly: Get Back to Work! Virtual Meeting for Compensated Work Therapy (CWT) Programs.

Click the link below to join the meeting:

Meeting Access Code: 199 991 2651

Meeting Password: CWTCWT123!

By Phone: +14043971596,,1999912651# Toll Free Number Meeting occurs every Tuesday from 1 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.

If you join the meeting with your mobile device, iPad or tablet, it works best if you download the app.

If you have any questions, please contact the CWT Program at 928-445-4860 ext. 6839.

Simple, modern video meetings for everyone on the world's most popular and trusted collaboration platform.

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07/24/2020

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If you experienced military sexual trauma (MST), you’re not alone. You may be eligible to receive free and confidential support from VA, even if you’re not eligible for other VA care, and no documentation of the MST is needed. Learn more: www.mentalhealth.va.gov/msthome.asp

07/23/2020
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A mindful body scan makes us aware of how our body is feeling and brings us into the present moment. This is a type of mindfulness that connects our breath to the sensations of our body. We acknowledge parts of the body that might be experiencing pain and discomfort and learn to relax areas where we might be holding tension. The body scan can allow us to let go of some of the things causing us stress, even if only temporarily.

In this 22-minute exercise, you will be guided to find a comfortable position either sitting or lying down. You are given the opportunity to connect with your breath, which will help you to focus on the present moment. Then, starting with your toes, and moving all the way up to the top of your head, you are asked to guide your awareness for a few moments to different parts of the body. The goal of this mindfulness practice is to feel more relaxed and refreshed than when you began. You may also feel less stress both physically and mentally.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Yavapai County "Honoring our Superheroes" Event. It was an amazing opportu...
07/22/2020

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Yavapai County "Honoring our Superheroes" Event. It was an amazing opportunity to say Thank You to everyone for all of their hard work and dedication during this pandemic. The community came out to show their support and children from the YMCA in Prescott also cheered for our first responders.

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07/22/2020
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Do you find yourself squinting at any light — even when it’s not very bright? Do loud noises cause you discomfort? Have you had headaches that make lights or sounds more painful? Here are some treatment options, self-help tools and resources to help you live well.

#VeteranOfTheDay Army Veteran Tu Lam - VAntage Point
07/21/2020
#VeteranOfTheDay Army Veteran Tu Lam - VAntage Point

#VeteranOfTheDay Army Veteran Tu Lam - VAntage Point

Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Tu Lam, a Special Forces soldier who inspired the character Ronin in the video game “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.”

Last month Yavapai County PD’s Officer Jake Jackson instructed a police cyclist course at the Prescott Fire Training Cen...
07/21/2020

Last month Yavapai County PD’s Officer Jake Jackson instructed a police cyclist course at the Prescott Fire Training Center. Nine students from six Arizona law enforcement agencies learned how to incorporate the bicycle into police work that included various drills, scenarios, and intense skill development while riding more than 60 miles in five days. Officer Jackson stated “Using the bicycle in law enforcement is at the core of many agencies community policing model because it breaks down physical barriers between the people we serve and the officer on patrol. The bicycle is an excellent tool for law enforcement to get into our communities and establish good relationships while encouraging fitness for the officers.”
The training concluded with an obstacle course at Prescott Fire Training Center that tested all of the student’s skills they had developed over the week long police cyclist course.

Chief Schuman, NAVAHCS Chief of Police “believes this program is beneficial to his officers and he is grateful that our amazing communities can work together to get the Officers properly trained.”

Special thanks to Prescott PD Bike Squad for their support. #PDBIKEWIN, #PDWECANBIKE, #LOTTACOPSONBIKES”

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07/21/2020
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Seventy years after he was killed and missing in action, a Korean War Veteran is finally home for a proper goodbye.

07/20/2020
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Audie Leon Murphy was an Army Veteran and one of the most decorated American combat soldiers of World War II. Murphy was born in 1925 on a north Texas sharecropper farm and as a child was known for his accuracy with a gun. Murphy’s father left the family and as a child, Murphy dropped out of school in fifth grade picked cotton for a dollar a day. Murphy’s mother died when he was only 16, leaving him and his siblings orphaned. After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Murphy was determined to join the military and serve in World War II but was rejected by the Army, Navy and Marine Corps for being underweight and underage. In 1942 he enlisted and was accepted into the Army.
After completing basic training at Camp Wolters, Texas and advanced training at Fort Meade, Maryland, Murphy was deployed overseas during World War II. Murphy first served in Casablanca, Morocco with the 15th Infantry Regiment. Though he first served as a platoon messenger, Murphy was quickly promoted to private first class. Murphy went on to serve in Italy, France and Germany, and eventually rose to the rank of first lieutenant. While in combat, Murphy was wounded three times and fought in nine major campaigns across the European Theater.
As one of the most decorated soldiers of World War II, Murphy received every military combat award for valor available from the U.S. Army, as well as awards from France and Belgium. Some of Murphy’s 23 decorations include the Medal of Honor, Distinguished Service Cross, Silver Star, Purple Heart and Legion of Merit.
Murphy was awarded his first Purple Heart after being wounded in a mortar shell blast on September 15, 1944, in France. He was awarded his first Silver Star after killing four and wounding three Germans stationed at a machine gun position on October 2, 1944, at L'Omet quarry in France’s Cleurie river valley France. Three days later, Murphy crawled towards the Germans at L’Omet quarry by himself while directing his men and enduring German gunfire. His efforts allowed for U.S. forces to capture the quarry and resulted in 15 Germans being killed 35 wounded. These actions earned Murphy a Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster for his Silver Star.
The Medal of Honor is the most prestigious military award that can be given U.S. military servicemembers for acts of valor. Murphy received the Medal of Honor for his actions in France in January 1945 at the age of 19. After German forces hit an M10 tank destroyer and set it alight, Murphy, as commander of Company B, ordered his crew to retreat. Murphy remained alone at his post and single-handedly returned fire to German foot soldiers and advancing tanks, killing or wounding 50 Germans. He sustained a leg wound and stopped only after he ran out of ammunition. Murphy rejoined his men, disregarding his injury, and led them back to fight the German forces.
In September 1945, Murphy was discharged from the Army and became an actor and film producer in Hollywood. He acted in 44 films over 21 years. Murphy was also an accomplished songwriter and poet. From 1950 to 1966, Murphy served in the 36th Infantry Division of the Texas National Guard.
Murphy died in May 1971 in a private plane crash and was buried with military honors at Arlington National Cemetery. For his service, numerous places have been named in Murphy’s
honor including the Audie L. Murphy Veterans Memorial Hospital in Texas, Audie Murphy Memorial in Virginia, Audie Murphy Middle School in Texas, Audie Murphy American Cotton Museum in Texas and Audie Murphy Inn in Bosnia-Herzegovina.
We honor his service.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
07/16/2020

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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, and just #BeThere.
https://bit.ly/32kBqBP

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07/15/2020
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Please listen to this important webcast with answers on how VA and firearm associations are working together to help Veterans and non-Veterans with mental health challenges and prevent suicide.

NAVAHCS understands that during the COVID-19 pandemic, enrolled Veterans may be in need of medical care but are not sure...
07/14/2020
Home - My HealtheVet

NAVAHCS understands that during the COVID-19 pandemic, enrolled Veterans may be in need of medical care but are not sure how to contact their team or who to ask. Sign-up for MyHealtheVet. It is a patient portal for Veterans. You can send secure messages to your team, providers and even the pharmacy. If you have a question or need assistance, please reach out through MyHealtheVet. Most providers/Teams will respond within 1-2 days. Through the MyHealteVet portal, You can also check your upcoming appointments and order your medication refills. You can click the link here to sign up for MyHealtheVet, or you can go to the NAVAHCS website (www.prescott.va.gov) and click the MyHealteVet icon. It only takes a few minutes to sign-up. Our MyHealtheVet Coordinator is available to assist you at 928-830-7644.

Veterans can schedule appointments online, refill prescriptions, view their health records, and send Secure Messages to their team using My HealtheVet. Register today to discover a new approach to health care.

07/14/2020
The Pathway To Whole Health

Alex, a Marine Corps Veteran, struggled to start over after leaving service. After battling homelessness and drug addiction, VA’s Whole Health approach helped him discover his purpose and what he wanted out of life. “It put me in the driver’s seat and empowered me to take control of my new beginning, my new life,” he says. Watch his story to learn how you can #LiveWholeHealth

In a partnership with peers and their health care team, Veterans explore their mission, aspiration, and purpose, and begin developing their overarching perso...

NAVAHCS offers Smoking Cessation for Veterans and staff for FREE. Please call 928-445-4860 ext. 2269 or speak to your Pr...
07/10/2020

NAVAHCS offers Smoking Cessation for Veterans and staff for FREE. Please call 928-445-4860 ext. 2269 or speak to your Primary Care Team.

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://www.mentalhealth.va.gov/quit-tobacco/why-quit.asp

07/09/2020
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We often don’t appreciate how well our body works until it doesn’t. Every Veteran had a time in life when he or she felt physically fit. Many Veterans still carry a photo of themselves in their dress uniform as a reminder of those younger, healthier days. Injuries, inflammation, the passage of time, and lifestyle choices change our bodies. How we think of our bodies can affect how we feel about ourselves overall. It is a human trait to focus on problems, so we think about our sore knees, aching back and shortness of breath. We may feel we are “breaking down.” But when was the last time you marveled at your body and expressed gratitude for it?

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07/08/2020
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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Air Force Veteran Jennifer Linton, who served 23 years and retired as a chief master sergeant.

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07/07/2020
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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

After receiving more than 100 entries for the 2020 Veterans Day Poster Contest, the Veterans Day National Committee selected a winning design.

07/06/2020
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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Carl Reiner began his entertainment career during WWII when he was assigned to the Special Services after being drafted into the Army Air Forces in 1942. The Mark Twain Prize for American Humor recipient went on to work on several Broadway plays, television shows and Hollywood films during his lifetime. Carl Reiner recently passed away at the age of 98. We honor his service and comedic legacy.

The Fourth of July—also known as Independence Day or July 4th—has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941...
07/04/2020

The Fourth of July—also known as Independence Day or July 4th—has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941, but the tradition of Independence Day celebrations goes back to the 18th century and the American Revolution. From 1776 to the present day, July 4th has been celebrated as the birth of American independence, with festivities ranging from fireworks, parades and concerts to more casual family gatherings and barbecues.Be safe this 4th of July!

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07/01/2020

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Veteran Readiness and Employment Service (formerly “Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Service”) has five program tracks to help you discover your career path, uncover exciting employment opportunities, and succeed and grow in your chosen profession.

1. Reemployment to successfully return to a civilian job you held before you were deployed
2. Rapid Access to Employment to quickly secure employment with your existing skills and experience
3. Self-Employment to plan for and start your own business
4. Employment through Long-Term Services to obtain training and/or education, college or certification programs, on the job training, non-paid work experience, apprenticeships, and/or internships
5. Independent Living to be as self-sufficient as possible if you can’t return to work right away

Apply today! Learn more about our services and eligibility here: https://bit.ly/2BudroB.

07/01/2020
Whole Health: Veterans Experience

VA’s Whole Health approach can help you develop a personal health plan to meet your goals. “Seeing the growth and the care that Whole Health brings, you’re going to realize things about yourself that you never thought you were okay to explore before, and you’ll be happier and healthier at the end of it,” says Christina, an Air Force Veteran. Watch this video to learn how to #LiveWholeHealth

Watch this 3-minutes video to learn more about Whole Health and the impact this approach is having on Veterans health and well-being. Meet Veterans who are s...

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500 N State Route 89
Prescott, AZ
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VA Core Values: Integrity: Act with high moral principle. Adhere to the highest professional standards. Maintain the trust and confidence of all with whom I engage. Commitment: Work diligently to serve Veterans and other beneficiaries. Be driven by an earnest belief in VA’s mission. Fulfill my individual responsibilities and organizational responsibilities. Advocacy: Be truly Veteran-centric by identifying, fully considering, and appropriately advancing the interests of Veterans and other beneficiaries. Respect: Treat all those I serve and with whom I work with dignity and respect. Show respect to earn it. Excellence: Strive for the highest quality and continuous improvement. Be thoughtful and decisive in leadership, accountable for my actions, willing to admit mistakes, and rigorous in correcting them.

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Tuesday 07:30 - 16:00
Wednesday 07:30 - 16:00
Thursday 07:30 - 16:00
Friday 07:30 - 16:00

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(928) 445-4860

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