The staff at the VAMC Wilkes-Barre have provided a number of ways for you to learn how to live a healthy lifestyle and self-manage your own health.
Our Patient Education Center (Library) is staffed by an experienced librarian and program specialist. The center contains a collection of easy-to-read health and wellness books, respected health education newsletters, videos and other materials.
The Library is located on the 2nd floor of the Medical Center (Silver Area).
My HealtheVet is the VA’s version of an online Personal Health Record. The My HealtheVet website provides veterans and their families’ reliable patient education information as well as the latest VA News, information about veteran’s benefits and services and tools to track your health. Veterans who get their care at a VA clinic can upgrade their My HealtheVet account to access parts of their health record. Upgrading your My HealtheVet account is accomplished with the In-Person Authentication (IPA) process. Details about this process are included on here on the My HealtheVet site.
Creating an account on My HealtheVet gives you basic access which includes:
Registering for My HealtheVet is Easy:
The MHV Coordinator at the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center is Sandy Dompkosky, RN. She can be reached at 570-824-3521 x4297.
Clinician staff provide ongoing health education during regularly scheduled outpatient clinic visits. Education is focused on health promotion, upcoming tests or procedures, medications, diagnosis and treatments. During these visits, please ask your clinical staff for further information if your health questions are not answered.
Education on this topic is provided through both group and individual settings. The group accucheck classes and individual diabetes education provides an overview of diabetes and training in the use of the meter. The nutrition classes and individual appointments review carbohydrate meal planning and food labeling. A diabetes self management program is offered several times yearly. This is a more extensive program on topics that include diabetes complications, nutrition, medications, community resources and exercise. Ask your provider for a referral for diabetes education.
We Are Ready to Partner with You!
A team of health care providers is ready to help you lose weight and keep it off. You will learn how to lose weight safely and be healthy. You will be an active player in this journey and your health care team will be your "Coaches."
Ready to Get Started?
Wilkes-Barre MOVE! Support Group: 4th Thursday of the Month at 2:00pm - (5th Floor Media Room)
Allentown OPC MOVE! Support Group: 4th Wednesday of the Month at 2:00pm - (Conference Room 167)
Contact Paola Montross at 570-824-3521 x4892 for additional information.
Clinical staff begin the patient education process at the time of admission, during the hospital stay, and at discharge. Our goal is to provide a hospital environment where patients —
Contact Charmaine Zoller at 570-824-3521 x4096 to assist with your Patient Education Questions.