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Battle Creek VA Medical Center

 

Health Education

Our staff provide a number of ways for you to learn how to live a healthy lifestyle and self-manage your own health.

Library

The Medical Library staff helps patients and their families find health and wellness information. Our Library contains a collection of easy-to-read health and wellness books, respected health education newsletters, magazines, videos, newspapers and other materials.  We also have several computers with Internet access to help you research a subject or illness.

The Library is located in Building 136, Room 102.

Outpatient Education

Clinical staff provide ongoing health education during regularly scheduled outpatient clinic visits.  Courses focus on —

  • health promotion
  • upcoming tests and procedures
  • medications
  • diagnoses
  • treatments

View our calendar for upcoming education classes that are available.

Inpatient Education

Clinical staff begin the patient education process at the time of admission, during the hospital stay, and at discharge.  Our goal is to provide a hospital environment where patients —

  • continually receive updated health information
  • are able to ask questions about their health
  • can enjoy as comfortably as possible their stay in our facility

 

Online Library and Information

Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

The Health Promotion and Disease Prevention program is designed to help Veterans manage their chronic conditions through education, skills development and behavioral modification.

My HealtheVet

The My HealtheVet site provides Veterans and their families excellent, reliable patient education information as well as the latest VA News.  Information about Veterans benefits and services is also available.

Upon registering with My HealtheVet, you will be able to —

  • refill prescriptions online
  • keep personal food and activity journals
  • monitor your personal health data, such as blood pressure and pain levels
  • maintain your own self-entered personal health record

Veterans Health Library (VHL online)

The VHL provides patients and VA clinicians with a trusted source for health information.  All of the content in the VHL has been approved by VA clinical experts.

The Veterans Health Library includes:

  • Over 1,500 printable health sheets, in both English and Spanish;
  • More than 150 videos

Veterans Healthcare Benefits Handbook

Click the links below to download the 2014 PDF Version:

Federal Benefits for Veterans Dependents and Survivors
Beneficios federales para Veteranos, sus Dependientes y Sobrevivientes