Hampton VA Medical Center
Home Telehealth Technology for Veterans
Are you a Veteran with a chronic disease such as diabetes, high blood pressure, depression, post traumatic stress disorder, congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, pain management or even weight control issues. Is it difficult for you to drive to your medical appointments?
Care Coordination/Home Telehealth (CCHT) technology has been available to help Veterans at the Hampton VAMC since 2005. The Hampton VAMC, Telehealth program can provide you with the coordination and support needed to successfully manage your healthcare from home.
Through an easy-to-use device that connects to your home telephone line (POTS), you can communicate your daily results to a Telehealth Care Coordinator - a registered nurse - who will work closely with your primary care provider to ensure your success.
Home Telehealth provides a home messaging device at no cost to Veterans. Veterans who participate in the program, use the device daily to send data such as weight, blood sugar and blood pressure to a registered nurse who reviews the information, documents findings in the patient’s medical records and assists the primary care provider with care management. Non emergency healthcare advice and treatment can be obtained without having to drive to the Hampton VAMC.
Typically, Veterans who qualify for Telehealth may have an elevated hemoglobin A1C, or need some extra monitoring of their blood pressure or other conditions, have the ability to use and care for the easy-to-use equipment, a working telephone line and has communicated a strong commitment to managing their health.
If you are interested in enrolling in the Home Telehealth Program, you may contact (757) 728-7053 for more information or talk to your primary care physician during your next appointment.