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group photo of veterans while playing drumsSan Diego Veterans find Therapy through Drumming
All enrolled Veterans are invited to participate. The main goal, according to instructor Cory Woodrow, is building camaraderie, cohesion, pain management, and breathing expression.
free veterans day concert featuring the motown miraclesFree Concert on Veterans Day
“We encourage all Veterans to join us for a fun, relaxing event with great music and an opportunity for Veterans to honor the day together,” said VASDHS Director, Dr. Robert M. Smith.
Head shot photo of male veteran Donald UnderwoodManage Pre-Diabetes through these Courses
Donald Underwood is part of the Intensive Diabetes Prevention Program. “It helped me to live a better quality of life through re-evaluating my choices, from how many steps I take to what I consume,” said Underwood.
female patient receiving flu shotFree Seasonal Flu Shots for Enrolled Veterans
VA San Diego Healthcare System offers *FREE flu shots for all enrolled Veterans, October 1 to December 13, 2019. Patients with a scheduled appointment will be given flu vaccine during their clinic appointment.
help prevent suicideHelp VASDHS Prevent Veteran Suicide
Suicide is a complex national public health issue that affects communities nationwide, with more than 45,000 Americans, including more than 6,000 Veterans, dying by suicide every year.
smoke-freeVA is going Smoke-Free October 1st
VA San Diego Healthcare System's smoking policy is changing to further our commitment to provide a safe and healthy environment for patients, visitors, vendors, volunteers, contractors, and employees.
photo of Dr. ChangVA San Diego Physician Receives Award
President Trump recognized Dr. Chang, a musculoskeletal radiologist, for his work with novel magnetic resonance imaging techniques to better understand, diagnose, and manage musculoskeletal diseases.
a man using a smartphoneGet Health Care on-the-Go with the VA Health Chat
Save time and energy on minor health concerns and questions with the VA Health Chat phone app. From the convenience of your home or anywhere you have your cell phone, it provides easy access to chat with VA staff.
male veteran while filling out the caring cardSupporting Veterans through the Caring Cards Group
The responses to the cards have been positive, with many Veterans commenting on how much they appreciated them. One anonymous person who received a card reported that “it made me feel like I’m not alone.”
male veteran smiling while shaking the hand of a female physicianNew VA health care options under MISSION Act
VA will launch its new and improved community care program June 6, 2019, implementing portions of the VA Maintaining Internal Systems and Strengthening Integrated Outside Networks Act of 2018 (the MISSION Act).

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