Are You A Veteran or Know a Veteran Who May Need Assistance with Medical Appointments?
The Veteran Appointment Request (VAR) App Can Help
The web-based Veteran Appointment Request (VAR) app is now available at the Aleda E. Lutz VA.
If a Veteran currently receives VA care at the Aleda E. Lutz VA or one of the Community Based Outpatient Clinics throughout Michigan, VAR makes it possible for them to manage medical appointments while on-the-go. They can access VAR from any computer or mobile device with an internet connection.
In addition to scheduling appointments, they can use VAR to track appointment details and the status of their requests, send messages about requested appointments, receive notifications and cancel appointments. Through VAR, they can clearly designate preferred times and dates when they would like to make primary care appointments with their VA care team.
VA is continuing to expand VAR’s functionality to include additional clinics across the country and will incorporate appointments with specialists in the future, including audiology, optometry and more.
“VAR allows Veterans the opportunity to manage their medical appointments with flexibility and ease,” said Dr. Deyne Bentt, Chief Health Informatics Officer at the Washington, D.C. VA Medical Center and Clinical Director of Mobile Health Deployment and Evaluation within the Veterans Health Administration’s Office of Connected Care. “VA hopes the ability to submit a request at any time of day will help to simplify scheduling for our Veterans.”
The app is now available from the VA App Store at http://mobile.va.gov/app/veteran-appointment-request, where you can also find more information about how to use the app. If Veterans have questions about VAR, they may call 1-800-406-5143, Extension 11414.
For more information about other VA Mobile apps, visit mobile.va.gov/appstore.