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Computer keyboard with Telehealth Enter keyAccess VA Care from Home
The VA Palo Alto Health Care System is committed to providing high-quality care while keeping Veterans safe from the coronavirus (COVID-19). VA’s virtual care tools are available to keep everyone safe.
Nurses and doctorsVA is looking for retired VA clinicians
We need your help in the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic. We’re looking for health care professionals with expertise in Tele/Virtual Care, National Call Center, Travel Nurse Corps & Direct Patient Care/Support.
Place all needles and other sharps in a sharps disposal container immediately after they have been used.Disposing Medications & Sharps
Do you have old medications in your cabinets? Do you have a medical condition requiring the use of needles, syringes, or lancets? This article will describe ways to safely dispose of these medications and sharps.
Palo Alto DivisionChanges to Visitor Policy
Visitors will not be allowed in Building 100, Building 7 and Building 520; all CLCs, including Palo Alto, Livermore, and Menlo Park; all residential mental health care programs in Menlo Park; and all outpatient clinics.
CoronavirusCancellation of Elective Surgeries and Procedures
Out of an abundance of caution due to COVID-19 and to limit the risk of exposure to patients and staff, VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS) is cancelling all elective surgeries and procedures.
Women's History MonthCommemorate Women’s History Month
VA joins the nation in commemorating Women’s History Month this March by celebrating the achievements of women and their contributions to our nation’s history. The theme is the 75th Anniversary of World War II.
VA Palo Alto staff members cheer as they become the first fully 5G-enabled hospital in the nationVAPAHCS becomes first in nation with full 5G
In February 2020, the VA Palo Alto Health Care System became the first fully 5G-enabled hospital in the world. This will improve patient care and enhance the Veteran experience at this facility.
Kevin Patton and Shane Simmons talking with VA staff at Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration.Volunteers Provide Hope for SCI Veterans
Two Veterans living with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) are inspiring Veterans to take charge of their lives after being injured. Learn more about how Kevin and Shane are making a difference at the VA Palo Alto SCI Center.
VA recommends taking precautions to avoid exposure including washing your hands often.Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Update
Learn more about how VA is working closely with The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other federal partners to monitor the outbreak of Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV).
Veterans get creative at an arts and craft workshop in Menlo ParkFebruary is National Recreation Therapy Month
At VAPAHCS, Recreation and Creative Arts Therapists are celebrated during National Recreation Therapy Month in February. VAPAHCS has one of the largest and most dynamic recreation therapy services in the country.

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