You can request your Veterans Administration (VA) medical records online. Also, the VA offers several ways to get help or get answers to your questions.
A Michigan VA Disability attorney can help you go after the disability benefits you deserve. Here is a quick overview of how to obtain VA medical records:
How to Get Your VA Medical Records Online
You can log in to see your VA medical records through any of these accounts:
- DS Logon
- My HealtheVet
If you do not already have one of these accounts, you can create a free account at Login.gov or ID.me to start the process of getting your VA medical records.
When in the My HealtheVet website, you can use the VA Blue Button to see, download, print, and share your medical records. You can perform many different functions with the VA Blue Button if you are enrolled in the VA healthcare system and are a registered patient at a VA health facility. Also, you must have:
- A verified Login.gov or ID.me account or
- A Premium DS Logon or My HealtheVet account
If you meet those qualifications, you will be able to click on the Health Records tab and access your Blue Button report, your health summary, and your medical images and reports. It does not cost anything for you to create one of these accounts.
If you think that your personal health record is incomplete, you can add information to it. Go to the blue navigation button at the top of the Health Records page and click Track Health. On the page that then opens, you can add things like your health history, vital signs, exercise habits, and other essential data.
Getting Your VA Medical Images and Reports
If you have a My HealtheVet Premium account and you are a VA patient, it is possible to go online and download your VA Medical Images and Reports. No more waiting for weeks to get your hands on the information and medical evidence you need. You will need to go into your VA electronic health record (EHR) and see which of your medical records are available for you to access and download.
A Premium My HealtheVet account gives you these options:
- Access to your available VA Medical Images and Reports
- You can then download those images and reports.
- You are allowed to save, print, and copy your diagnostic images onto a compact disc (CD) to share at your option with your caregivers and healthcare providers who are outside of the VA system.
These features can speed up the process of applying for disability benefits and help you manage your healthcare services.
How to Get Additional Help with Getting Your VA Medical Records
You can call the My HealtheVet help desk if you have questions or need more information about obtaining your VA medical records. The help desk is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm Eastern time. The telephone number is (877) 327-0022 (TTY: 800-877-8339).
If you prefer to contact the VA My HealtheVet help desk online rather than by telephone, you could reach out to them on their web portal.
Your Michigan VA Disability attorney can talk to you about your eligibility for disability benefits and handle your appeal if you were wrongly denied benefits or awarded too low an amount of benefits. Get in touch with our office today for a free consultation.