Dayton VA expands telehealth services

DAYTON — The Dayton VA Medical Center is expanding their availability of telehealth services.

Dayton VAMC said veterans enrolled in the VA health care system now have an increased number of telehealth opportunities.

The medical center said in a statement that the expansion is to “ensure all veterans, regardless of where they live, have convenient access to VA care.”

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The statement also noted that telehealth services have continued to be extremely important during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dayton VAMC said they have conducted nearly 17,000 video telehealth visits since January 2021.

The medical center was able to expand their virtual services with the launch of Digital Divide Consult. According the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, the program connects veterans with social workers to help determine what services each veteran is eligible for.