FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dec. 9, 2019 VA web-based patient tool surpasses five million users WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) accomplished a record landmark Oct. 15, when the agency registered more than 5 million users on My HealtheVet, which encourages Veterans to take control of their health. The web-based portal provides online tools that enable Veterans to proactively engage with their health care team and make informed decisions about their health and well-being. “My HealtheVet is a shining example of how Veterans can play a more active role in their health care journey,” said VA Secretary Robert Wilkie. “VA is committed to providing the necessary technologies to ensure that Veterans receive care when and where they need it.” The tool allows Veterans to refill prescriptions, view scheduled VA appointments, send secure messages to their health care teams and download their personal health record. Since the site’s launch in 2003, Veterans have used My HealtheVet to refill more than 148 million prescriptions, send in excess of 86 million secure messages, view upcoming VA appointments more than 74 million times and download more than 37 million health data reports. To enroll, visit My HealtheVet.