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VA Mental Health Checkup for Veterans

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The Mental Health Checkup application (app) for Veterans allows Veterans to monitor, assess and access information for mental health conditions. The app helps Veterans evaluate symptoms related to the mental health condition they would like to treat without having to leave their home. By completing information in the app’s provider assigned assessments, Veterans can view results and real time feedback related to their mental health condition.


Features:

  • Complete assigned assessments from your VA Care Team
  • View completed assessments
  • Graph multiple completed assignments over time

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Highlights

  • Complete Assessments

    Complete assessments assigned by your VA Providers and track your experiences over time.

  • Assessment Results

    View the results of your assessment, score severity, and receive instructions from your provider on assessment follow-up.

  • View Assigned Assessments

    View assessments assigned to you by your provider from the Assigned tab on the home screen. You will see the number of upcoming assessments, a table with each assessment’s due dates, name, the name of your provider, and assessment frequency.

  • Graph Assessments

    View completed assignments over time as a graph.

The Mental Health Checkup application (app) for Veterans allows Veterans to monitor, assess and access information for mental health conditions. The app helps Veterans evaluate symptoms related to the mental health condition they would like to treat without having to leave their home. By completing information in the app’s provider assigned assessments, Veterans can view results and real time feedback related to their mental health condition.
The app allows Veterans to view and complete mental health assessments assigned to them by their providers, as well as receive assessment results and follow-up information about their assessment.
Assessments that have been assigned by your provider will appear on the Assigned tab on the home screen. You will see the number of assigned assessments next to the tab name. Tap Assigned to view your upcoming assessments. You will see the number of upcoming assessments displayed in the section header and below that, a table with each assessment’s due dates, name, the name of your provider, and assessment frequency. Tap on the name of the assessment you would like to complete and fill in the requested information.
To complete an assessment, tap on the assessment name. Tap Complete to begin taking an assessment that is due and a list of questions will appear asking for information related to the specific mental health condition you and your VA provider are monitoring. To complete the questions, tap a response, then tap Next. Continue this process until you come to the end of the questionnaire. Once you have completed the questions, tap Submit to submit the assessment. Once the assessment has been submitted, it will be scored, saved, and available to your provider. A confirmation page will appear with information detailing the scoring severity of your assessment. NOTE: If you answered PHQ-9 Question 9 as potentially being in crisis, an email will be sent alerting the Veterans Crisis Line and your health care provider.
You will be able to view all completed assessments from the corresponding tab on the home screen labeled Completed. You will see the number of completed assignments next to the tab name. The number of completed assessments with new feedback from your provider will be displayed in the section header. Once you have viewed the completed details page for an assessment it will be considered reviewed and will not appear in the new count.
To view your completed assessment as a graph, tap View Assessment Score Historical Graphs above the assessment table, then tap View as Graph in the top right corner above the assessment chart. To expand an assessment table, tap on the name of the assessment you would like to expand. A line graph of the assessment will appear. You can filter the line graph by number of assessments or by date range. To view your completed assessments as a table, tap View as Table in the top right corner above the assessment chart.
From anywhere in the app, tap Help in the top right corner of the screen. A pop-up Help box will appear detailing the app’s supported browsers, Help Desk and Emergency information. Tap Close to return to the screen you were viewing.
More resources, such as a User Manual and Slideshow, can be found on mobile.va.gov/appstore, and search for the app to access the resources.

If you need any help or technical assistance using the Mental Health Checkup Veterans App, call (877) 470-5947 to speak with a VA representative. For TTY assistance, dial 711.
Additional information about other VA apps can be found at mobile.va.gov/appstore as well as on mobile.va.gov.

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