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Mindfulness Coach

Mindfulness means noticing and paying attention to what is going on in the present moment, without passing judgment on it. Mindfulness has been shown to be effective for reducing stress, improving emotional balance, increasing self-awareness, helping with anxiety and depression, and coping more effectively with chronic pain.

Mindfulness Coach 2 was developed to help Veterans, Service members, and others learn how to practice mindfulness. The app provides a gradual, self-guided training program designed to help you understand and adopt a simple mindfulness practice. Mindfulness Coach also offers a library of information about mindfulness, 12 audio-guided mindfulness exercises, a growing catalog of additional exercises available for free download, goal-setting and tracking, a mindfulness mastery assessment to help you track your progress over time, customizable reminders, and access to other support and crisis resources.

Mindfulness Coach was created by VA’s National Center for PTSD.

Need help with this mobile app? Send email to MobileMentalHealth@va.gov.

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Pain Coach App for Veterans

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Pain Coach mobile application (app) for Veterans (Pain Coach) offers helpful tools to track and manage pain. You can reference educational information about pain; track your pain using a daily pain diary and a monthly check-in; monitor your progress managing your pain and see tables and graphs of changes in your pain level over time; and use techniques and tools to manage pain. Pain Coach is meant to provide you with helpful tools to manage pain; however, the information it contains is not intended to be a substitute for clinical judgment or replace in-person visits with your VA care team.

Features:

  • Track and manage pain with a daily pain diary
  • View graphs of changes in your pain level
  • Learn techniques and tools to manage pain
  • View educational resources about chronic pain management
  • Update monthly check-in status that can be shared with your provider and Care Teams

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Highlights

  • Track Your Pain

    Document how your symptoms are impacting your life and schedule reminders for monthly check-ins.

  • View Progress

    See how your daily check-ins change over time with graphs of your entries.

  • Pain Toolbox

    Find skills to manage your pain.

  • Learn About Pain

    Find educational resources about pain and how to manage it.

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VetChange

VetChange is an app for Veterans and Service members who are concerned about their drinking and how it relates to posttraumatic stress after deployment, and for all people who are interested in developing healthier drinking behaviors. This app provides tools for cutting down or quitting drinking, tools for managing stress symptoms, education about alcohol use and how it relates to PTSD symptoms, and guidance to find professional treatment.

You can use VetChange alone or in combination with counseling. Please tell your healthcare provider if you are using the app while you are in counseling. The app is not intended to replace professional treatment.

VetChange is based on the VetChange web intervention and is a collaborative effort between VA’s National Center for PTSD and Boston University.

Need help with this mobile app? Send email to MobileMentalHealth@va.gov.

  • VetChange Home Screen
  • VetChange Reasons Screen
  • VetChange Manage Screen
  • VetChange Imagery Screen

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STAIR Coach

STAIR Coach is designed to help you manage trauma symptoms and help improve your emotional wellbeing and relationships. STAIR Coach includes tools for self-care, a mood journal, and a training plan to help you understand and regulate your emotions and improve your relationships with others. You can set goals and reminders, take assessments, and track your progress in improving your symptoms over time. The app also includes quick links to help you find support. STAIR Coach can be used independently or while participating in Skills Training in Affective & Interpersonal Regulation (STAIR) psychotherapy.

STAIR Coach was created by VA’s National Center for PTSD.

Need help with this app? Send email to MobileMentalHealth@va.gov.

  • STAIR Coach Home Screen
  • STAIR Coach Training Plan Screen
  • STAIR Coach Mood Journal Screen
  • STAIR Coach Assessment Screen
  • STAIR Coach Tools Screen
  • STAIR Coach Respect Bookends Screen
  • STAIR Coach For Providers Screen

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AIMS for Anger Management

AIMS is designed for Veterans and military Service members but can be used by anyone coping with anger problems. The AIMS app is based on the Anger and Irritability Management Skills online self-help course. The app provides users with education about anger, opportunities for finding support, the ability to create an anger management plan, anger tracking, and tools to help manage angry reactions. Users can also create custom tools based on their preferences, and can integrate their own contacts, photos, and music.

The AIMS app may be used alone, or in combination with the online course or in-person therapy.

AIMS was created by VA’s National Center for PTSD and VA’s Mental Health Services.

Need help with this mobile app? Send email to MobileMentalHealth@va.gov.

  • AIMS Home Screen
  • AIMS Tools View Screen
  • AIMS Anger Log Screen
  • AIMS Single Tool Screen

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VA FitHeart

The VA FitHeart mobile application (app) is designed to help Veterans with heart conditions improve their heart health by increasing physical fitness and providing tools for a healthy lifestyle. The app is based on a cardiac rehabilitation program, which guides people through education and fitness training over 12 weeks.

Features:

  • Set weekly goals
  • View activity by type and date
  • View goal history
  • Create health entries
  • Access support
  • Manage notifications

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Highlights

  • Welcome

    Set and update your weekly fitness activity goals, and view your progress.

  • Fitness Activity

    Enter your fitness activity and details to track your progress.

  • Fitness Activity Graph

    View your progress in either graph or table form. Select date ranges to narrow the results.

  • Health

    See a record of your health information including your blood pressure, pulse, weight, glucose, cholesterol and mood over time.

  • Support

    Access support resources to help you manage your heart health.

  • Learn More

    Access quick tips and information on ways to improve the condition of your heart through fitness, health, nutrition, and mood.

  • Notifications

    Receive motivational messages from VA and/or notifications you have set for yourself related to the VA FitHeart App.

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MyVA Health Video App for Veterans

Lock Icon - DS Logon Required MyVA Health Video accesses your VA Electronic Health Record and, for your security, requires you to enter ID.me, DS Logon or My HealtheVet account credentials. Learn more

The MyVA Health Video mobile application (app) for Veterans allows Veterans, at the request of a VA provider, to securely upload a short video clip for the provider to review. Providers will then be able to securely view the video online, allowing them to monitor their patients’ health conditions.

These videos will help your provider to visualize and understand issues you are experiencing and help provide you with guidance and care even when you are not in the same physical location.

Features

  • See video requests
  • Upload videos
  • Review submitted videos

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Highlights

  • Upload Video Clips

    Securely upload and view short video clips for your provider to review.

  • View Video Requests

    View new video requests from your VA care team. 

  • Upload Videos

    Securely upload videos and add notes for your VA care team to review.

  • View Your Videos

    View videos you uploaded.

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Veteran Appointment Request 4.0

The Veteran Appointment Request (VAR) mobile application (app) allows Veterans who are in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care system to self-schedule and request primary care appointments. Depending on if the facility supports self-scheduling/appointment requests, Veterans may also use the app to schedule or request audiology, optometry or outpatient mental health appointments or request an express care appointment. Veterans can also view appointment details, track the status of requests, send messages about the requested appointments, get notifications about appointments, and cancel appointments.

Features:

  • View appointment details
  • Track the status of requests
  • Send messages about requested appointments
  • Get notifications about appointments
  • Cancel appointments

Currently, an enhanced version of the Veteran Appointment Request (VAR) App is available first to Veterans at the following select locations. As the first users of the app, you may experience some minor issue(s) with the app as it is not the final version. If you would like, we encourage you to provide feedback by clicking on the tab above. VA will review feedback from Veterans and will continue to improve the app before releasing a final version.

  1. Baltimore, MD
  2. Dublin, GA
  3. San Diego, CA

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MobileKidney

Lock Icon - DS Logon Required MobileKidney accesses your VA Electronic Health Record and, for your security, requires you to enter ID.me, DS Logon or My HealtheVet account credentials. Learn more

The MobileKidney mobile application (app) is an easy way to track personal health information associated with kidney health, learn more about your kidney health and other disease topics. If you are a Veteran, the MobileKidney App also allows you to enter, view and track personal information to monitor your own health between clinic visits and share health information with your VA care team for review at regularly scheduled appointments.

Features:

  • Track your personal health information associated with kidney health, including blood pressure, pulse, weight and blood sugar (glucose) levels
  • Create kidney tracker-specific notifications to remind yourself to log health information in the app
  • View notifications from your VA care team
  • Share your health information with your VA care team during your regularly scheduled appointments
  • Learn about kidney health and disease topics such as general kidney information, nutrition, laboratory, social work services, pharmacy and treatments

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Highlights

  • Kidney Trackers

    Track your blood pressure, pulse, weight and blood sugar (glucose) levels.

  • Tracking Entries

    Enter the details of each reading as well as any other information you’d like to include.

  • Entry Notifications

    Set notifications to remind yourself to enter and track data related to your kidneys.

  • Kidney Tracking Information Graph

    View your progress in either graph or table form. Add filters to narrow results.

  • View Notifications

    Receive motivational messages from VA and/or notifications you have set for yourself.

  • Notification Settings

    Set notifications based on your preferences.

  • Learn More

    Access quick tips and information on ways to improve the condition of your kidneys.

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My VA Health Video for Veterans

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