LVMAC Tidbit: VA Health Chat now available in the Lehigh Valley

Published by Rich Hudzinski on

From a VISN 4 announcement in April:

Do you have a question about a minor health issue but not sure if you need an appointment?  Or do you need a prescription refilled?  You can receive care from VA without stepping foot into a facility using VA Health Chat.

VISN 4 (the VA Health Administration’s coordinating field office for Pennsylvania) says you can use VA Health Chat (a chat line) to be connected quickly to a VISN 4 Clinical Contact Center nurse who is ready to give you medical advice when you:

  • Feel ill and unsure about going to an emergency room or clinic
  • Have a reaction to a medication
  • Have questions about your prescriptions or need a refill
  • Need medical advice for a minor injury or illness

    These nurses (stationed at multiple VISN-4 locations) are available to chat from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays.

    The option to speak on a phone remains, but this initiative is introducing a phone app and desktop browser option.

    Visit to launch from your browser or to download the app.  It will require you to sing in like MyHealtheVet does.


    As of 13 April 2022