Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record (VLER) - VA San Diego Healthcare System
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VA San Diego Healthcare System


Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record (VLER)

Do You See a Non-VA Health Care Provider?

VLER Health is a program that shares certain parts of your Veteran health record between the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the Department of Defense (DoD), and selected private health care providers over a secure and confidential network known as the eHealth Exchange. This program is free and voluntary for Veterans.

How might VLER Health benefit me?

Many Veterans receive a portion of their care from non-VA health care providers.Sharing certain parts of your Electronic Health Record (EHR) will help reduce the need for patients and families to carry records between health care providers as well as allow your private health care provider to make more informed decisions about your care. In an emergency, immediate access to additional health care information could save your life.

Who can view my health information?

Your non-VA health care providers and VA doctors will both be able to see certain parts of your health record and use it to create a better picture of your overall health.

How do I join?

Signing up is fast and easy. You may sign up in person, through the mail, or online. Please do not email any forms to the ROI Office and/or VAMC.

1. Online: Simply visit VLER Health for a complete details on how to sign up online. Please do not email completed forms back to the San Diego VAMC

2. In Person: Fill out the VA Authorization form (VA Form 10-0485) and turn it at the Release of Information Offices (ROI) of the VA San Diego Healthcare System located on the 1st Floor - Room 1587A at 3350 La Jolla Village Drive, San Diego, CA 92161.

3. By Mail: Download and fill out the VA Authorization (VA Form 10-0485). Mail the authorization form to:
VA San Diego Healthcare System
Attn: Release of Information Office (HIMS) (136C3SV)
3350 La Jolla Village Drive
San Diego, CA 92161

4. By Fax:  Fax the VA Authorization form to: (858) 642-6414.

What if I decide not to join?

Participation is entirely voluntary. Deciding not to participate will not affect your VLER Health benefits or your relationship with your doctor and/or the VA San Diego Healthcare System.

What if I join and later change my mind?

If you change your mind, you can visit your VA San Diego Healthcare System website or call the toll-free VLER Health Information line at 1-877-771-VLER (8537) to request the VLER Health Revocation form to stop sharing your health information.

Contact Info


  • San Diego VAMC
    ROI Office, Room 1587A

Contact Number(s)

  • 877-771-8537

Hours of Operation

  • Monday - Friday
    8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.