Health Education - New Mexico VA Health Care System
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New Mexico VA Health Care System

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Health Education

The staff at the New Mexico VA Health Care System have provided a number of ways for you to learn how to live a healthy lifestyle and self-manage your own health.

My HealtheVet - The MyHealtheVet - VA Health Education Library provides veterans and their families excellent, reliable patient education information as well as the latest VA News.   Information about veterans benefits and services is also available.
Upon registering with My HealtheVet, you will be able to

  • refill prescriptions online
  • keep personal food and activity journals
  • monitor your personal health data, such as blood pressure and pain levels
  • maintain your own self-entered personal health record 

Outpatient Classes - Clinical staff provide ongoing health education during regularly scheduled Outpatient Clinic visits.  Education focuses on;

  • health promotion
  • upcoming tests and procedures
  • medications
  • diagnoses
  • treatments  

Staff can tell you about upcoming education classes that are available.  View a list of classes:  Patient Education Programs.

Inpatient Classes - Clinical staff begin the patient education process at the time of admission, during the hospital stay and at discharge. Our goal is to provide a hospital environment where patients;

  • continually receive updated health information
  • are able to ask questions about their health
  • can enjoy as comfortably as possible their stay in our facility  

During your stay in the hospital, you may attend patient education classes or request to attend a class once you are discharged.

NewslettersHealth Trends Newsletter published quarterly and contains a wealth of health care information.  These newsletters are mailed to VA patients and are also available online.

New Mexico VA Health Care Information 

This is a comprehensive booklet that contains information about the services that the VA offers throughout New Mexico. It provides information such as ordering medications from the pharmacy, Women Veteran Health, the inpatient setting, outpatient setting, CBOC (Community Based Outpatient Clinics) services, CCBOC (Contracted Community Based Outpatient Clinics) services as well as many more items of interest.

The New Mexico VA Health Care Information booklet is free and available to you via e-mail or a hard copy can be mailed to you upon request. To request a copy please contact the Veteran Health Education Coordinator at (505) 265-1711, extension 4941 or the Education Department at (505) 265-1711, extension 2427.



The New Mexico VA Medical Center Library’s  Patient/ Consumer Health Information collection is now searchable on the Internet and available for check-out to Veterans affiliated with the Albuquerque VA Medical Center. 
• Click on this Link to search the online catalog.  It is best to limit your search to one or two words.
• The system will display books and DVDs available for circulation on your topic.

The VA Library is located in Building 41, 4th Floor, Room 4B-163.