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Palo Alto DivisionVAPAHCS Visitor Policy
Until further notice, visitors will not be allowed on the campuses of the VA Palo Alto Health Care System. This restriction also applies to patients’ family members currently in Fisher House and Defenders Lodge.
SCS employee holding a box of tabs3D printing saves time and money
3D printing technology has helped two services at VA Palo Alto Health Care System fix a small issue that had large implications on the COVID-19 response efforts in the health care system.
Nurse holding a flu shot with car in backgroundVA Palo Alto opens drive-through flu clinics
The flu vaccine is now available for all eligible Veterans who receive care at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System. Veterans can now use our drive-through flu clinics that provide a quick and safe option.
VA video connect from homeVA Video Connect (VVC): Connect with your provider
VA Video Connect allows Veterans and caregivers to meet with VA providers with live video from their home. This can be done on any video-capable computer, tablet, or mobile device with an internet connection.
VA new Beneficiary Travel Self-Service SystemVA Makes Travel Claims Faster and Safer
VA announced on June 29, 2020, that eligible Veterans and beneficiaries can now use the new Beneficiary Travel Self-Service System (BTSSS) to submit reimbursement claims for travel to and from VA medical appointments.
Homeless Veteran shaking hands with counselorVA awards more than $1M to help homeless Veterans
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today it will award six grants to community organizations totaling $1 million under the Grant Per Diem (GPD) program to help homeless Veterans.
Resident Albert Bertoli recently celebrated his 100th birthday at the VAPAHCS Community Living Center in Menlo Park, Calif.Staff Help Veteran Celebrate 100 Year Birthday
VAPAHCS staff at the Menlo Park Community Living Center set up a pop-up tent and chairs on a beautiful redwood deck to help resident Albert Bertoli celebrate his 100-year birthday.
Doctor with patientMastering your Anger
Learning and using tools to manage anger can help you feel happier and more in control of your life. If you struggle with anger, the VA offers many resources for anger management, including group and individual therapy.
VAPAHCS staff participating in the smile projectSmile Project Helps Ease COVID-19 Patients
VA Palo Alto Health Care System recently piloted a Smile Project to help put smiles to the hidden faces of frontline health care workers as they wear mandated personal protective equipment (PPE).
Caregiver engages a patient with dementiaSheltering In Place with a Person with Dementia
Family members or caregivers caring for an older adult with dementia face additional challenges during COVID-19. Here are some things to try that may help you and your loved one.

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