Press Release: VA, Walmart open telehealth locations to serve Veterans in rural areas

“The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Walmart cut the ribbon in Asheboro, North Carolina, Dec. 10, for a new VA-led Accessing Telehealth through Local Area Stations (ATLAS) services pilot location.”

“The public-private affiliation provides convenient health care to Veterans in their communities…”

“Walmart has donated equipment and space at five sites as part of a pilot initiative allowing Veterans to meet with a VA provider in a private room via video technology. VA telehealth clinical services vary by location and may include: primary care, nutrition, mental health and social work…”

“This new option makes VA care easier to access and eases the burden of long travel times to appointments. VA leads the nation in telehealth services. Last fiscal year, there were more than 1.3 million video telehealth encounters with more than 490,000 Veterans. Other telehealth pilot sites are in Wisconsin, Michigan and Iowa.” Read the full press release here.

Source: VA, Walmart open telehealth locations to serve Veterans in rural areas – December 10, 2019. VA.

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