Veterans’ access to virtual care benefits is increasing thanks to a new collaboration between the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Apple. VA’s iPad program provides qualifying Veterans with cellular-enabled iPads to access telehealth services and currently helps more than 50,000 Veterans across the country connect to VA health care services virtually. A VA study found Veterans who received tablets, reported high levels of satisfaction with care, were less likely to miss appointments and found it easier and more convenient to access VA care.
Veterans who don’t currently have a video-capable device or internet service and are interested in VA’s telehealth iPad program should consult their VA health care team to determine their eligibility.
More information: https://www.va.gov/opa/pressrel/pressrelease.cfm?id=5521