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VA Records Accessible online or by App

Thursday, August 01, 2019


VA medical records can be accessed online from the VA website. Go to www.myhealth.va.gov/mhv-portal-web/download-your-own-va-medical-records.  Once there you will find the following article explaining how to obtain your medical records.

Forgot the name of a prescription medicine? Can't remember the date of a surgery? Use My HealtheVet to access your VA medical records and organize your personal health information. Members registered in My HealtheVet are able to manage their health by using My HealtheVet's Blue Button feature to customize a report or access their VA Health Summary. The VA Blue Button feature helps you better manage your health care needs and communicate with your health care team. With the VA Blue Button feature, you can:

Customize and download a report (as a PDF or text file) to share with your VA and non-VA providers
Print a report or summary to take a copy to your next appointment
Send an electronic version of your self-entered information in Secure Message to your VA health care team
Build your Personal Health Record (PHR) by self-entering your personal information or data that you have tracked

Start building your PHR by self-entering your personal information, such as your health history, emergency contacts and medications. You can monitor your vital signs and use the journals to track your diet and physical activity. Even if you are not a Veteran, you can take advantage of this convenient way to organize your information.

If you are a Veteran who receives care from VA, you can access your VA medical records and create a customized report that can also include your self-entered data. Many Veterans can also include a copy of their military service information from the Department of Defense (DoD).

A number of smartphone apps are also available through a variety of non-VA sources. While VA does not endorse specific apps, there are now creative, secure and easy-to-use ways of viewing Blue Button data. Search for Blue Button in your smartphone apps library to learn more.