Quit for Life
If you smoke or chew tobacco, call 1-866-QUIT-4-LIFE (1-866-784-8454) to get FREE, expert advice on quitting as well as referral information on medications (Nicotine patches, gum and more) available to you through the VA Pharmacy to assist with your efforts. (There may be a co-pay associated with some of these medications depending on eligibility regulations.)
Visit or contact your clinic for a referral to the Quit for Life Program or enroll yourself by calling 1-866-QUIT-4-LIFE (1-866-784-8454).
Health Care for Reentry Veterans (HCRV)
This program is designed to address the community reentry needs of incarcerated Veterans. HCRV's goals are to prevent homelessness; reduce the impact of medical, psychiatric and substance abuse programs upon community re-adjustment; and decrease the likelihood of re-incarceration for those leaving prison.
VISN 4 Health Care for Reentry Veterans’ Specialists:
Otis Nash - 717-272-6621 ext. 4246
Ebony McDonald - 717-272-6621, ext. 4257
Veterans Justice Outreach
Each medical center in VISN 4 has a staff member dedicated to working with justice-involved Veterans, even if the local court system has not yet established an official Veterans Court. These specialists are here to help.
Learn more about the Veterans Justice program and how the VA can help you.
Using My HealtheVet helps you gain a better understanding of your health status, and allows you to explore a variety of ways to monitor and improve your health. When you use the tools My HealtheVet provides, you become an active partner with your caregivers in understanding and managing your personal health care. And the best part is, you can easily access your personal health information in your My HealtheVet account from any place you have an Internet connection.
In-Person Authentication is a process in which a qualified VA staff member verifies a Veteran’s identity and willingness to have their information included in their My HealtheVet account. Authentication unlocks prescriptions names and history and will be necessary for future releases such as reviewing test results. Visit your local facility for more information.
MOVE! is a national weight management program to help Veterans lose weight, keep it off and improve their health. Each facility has its own MOVE! program for both Veterans and employees.
For more information, visit:
http://www.move.va.gov or http://www.pittsburgh.va.gov/MOVE.asp