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A group of Caregivers enjoy an afternoon of camaraderie and painting on canvas.Caring for the Caregiver Brings Rest & Relaxation
The Orlando VA Health Care System celebrates family caregivers & recognizes and honors our Nation’s unsung heroes. Family members, friends & neighbors who care for Veterans play a critical role.
Middleburg VA Clinic Staff with Baker family.Middleburg VA Clinic Renaming Ceremony
North Florida/South Georgia VHS held its Middleburg VA Clinic Renaming Ceremony in honor of Chief Petty Officer Andrew K. Baker on January 17. Chief Baker tragically perished while aboard a Trident 615 helicopter.
Photo of Tampa VATampa VA Bed Tower Ribbon Cutting
Tampa VA recently hosted the ribbon cutting on the new Bed Tower. The building that began in 2018 spans over 245,000 square-feet and features 96 private patient rooms and 40 intensive care unit beds.
PACT Act 2022 GraphicYou may be eligible for enhanced or new benefits
The 2022 PACT Act is a historic new law that expands VA health care and benefits for Veterans who were exposed to toxic fumes and other hazards while fighting for our country.
Crisis Line number with graphicNew Crisis Line Number Launched Nationwide
There’s a new, easy-to-remember way to reach the Veterans. Veterans Crisis Line—Dial 988 then Press 1. Millions of Veterans have called when they needed crisis support. We’re here if you need us.
Hannah Prock, a fourth-year medical student with the University of Central Florida College of Medicine and medical officer in the U.S. Navy Reserve, recently completed a virtual care rotation with the VISN 8 Clinical Contact Center.UCF Students Experience Unique VA Medical Rotation
A unique partnership between the VISN 8 Clinical Contact Center and the University of Central Florida College of Medicine provides medical students the opportunity to learn how to deliver care to Veterans virtually.
A picture of Dr. Veronica Sikka, Chief of Virtual Care, VISN 8 Clinical Contact Center.VA Doctor Receives Top University Award
Dr. Veronica Sikka, Chief of Virtual Care, VISN 8 Clinical Contact Center, was named the University of Central Florida College of Medicine’s “Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year.
Photo of Suzanne M. Klinker, Deputy Network Director for Clinical Contact Center, and Theresa Mont, Chief Nurse, VISN 8 Clinical Contact CenterVISN 8 Clinical Contact Center Wins National Award
The VISN 8 Clinical Contact Center received a national award on September 18 for advancing VHA’s journey to high reliability through demonstration of the administration’s High Reliability Organization (HRO) principles.
Photo of Veronica Jograj-Ortiz, a registered nurse with the VA Caribbean Healthcare System (VACHS).VA Nurses Make Positive Impact in COVID-19 Fight
Nurses Month Spotlight: VA nursing professionals are making a positive impact across Florida, South Georgia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands in the fight against COVID-19.
The VA Health Chat App provides easy, secure, online access for Veterans to chat with VA staff when they have health care needs, questions, and more.VA Health Chat App Available to Veterans March 11
Starting March 11, Veterans can use the VA Health Chat app to get virtual urgent care from the VISN 8 Clinical Contact Center. The app is available for Android and IOS devices

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