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Lock Icon - DS Logon Required VA DoD Veteran Link 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 Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) DoD Veteran Link mobile application (app) allows Veterans receiving VA health care and service members to find and communicate with other Veterans and service members who have common interests and life circumstances. App users can create a profile indicating the personal information they want to share, find information about health-related issues, search for other Veterans and service members based on information they have shared and join groups to discuss specific topics with others.

Features:

  • Connect with other Veterans and service members
  • Search for others with similar diagnoses
  • Share as much or as little personal information as you like
  • Join groups with others who have similar interests
  • Create your own group for Veterans and service members to connect
  • Create a Profile

    Create a profile with information such as your military history, health information and the state where you live.

  • Search for Veterans and Service Members

    Find other Veterans or service members with common interests and life circumstances.

  • Create a List of Favorite Contacts

    Save the contacts of people with whom you most frequently converse, have the most in common or have established a close connection.

  • Communicate with Other Veterans and Service Members

    Initiate email messages to send to your contacts.

  • Find, Create and Participate in Groups

    Find, create and participate in groups about topics that interest you.

  • Comment in Groups

    Submit comments within the groups you have joined, and get to know other Veterans and service members.

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) DoD Veteran Link mobile application (app) allows Veterans receiving VA health care and service members to find and communicate with other Veterans and service members who have common interests and life circumstances. App users can create a profile indicating the personal information they want to share, find information about health-related issues, search for other Veterans and service members based on information they have shared and join groups to discuss specific topics with others.
To use the VA DoD Veteran Link App, you must have ID.me, DS Logon Level 2 (Premium) or My HealtheVet Premium Account credentials. If you do not have a ID.me, DS Logon Level 2 (Premium) or My HealtheVet Premium Account, or you are not sure, visit mobile.va.gov/login-information for more information.
To use the VA DoD Veteran Link App you must have ID.me, DS Logon Level 2 (Premium) or My HealtheVet Premium Account credentials. When you log in to the app using your ID.me, DS Logon Level 2 (Premium) Account or My HealtheVet credentials you will be prompted to fill in your sign-in information to access the app. Read the End User License Agreement (“EULA”) and Notice of Privacy Practices (“Notice”). Tap Accept to use the VA DoD Veteran Link App, and you will go to a Right of Access screen (NOTE: If you have provided you Right of Access for another VA app, you will proceed into the app). Read the ‘Request for Access to Your Health Information’ and tap Next. You will go to a Review screen to read VA Form 10-5345a and tap Verify to “sign” the form. You will proceed into the app.

If you do not have a ID.me, DS Logon Level 2 (Premium) or My HealtheVet Premium Account, or you are not sure, visit mobile.va.gov/login-information for more information.
Tap the User Menu (three-line icon with silhouette in upper right corner), and then tap Logout or Launchpad as desired.
When you first log into the app, you will have to create a user profile, which you can update at any time. You do not have to fill out all of the profile information, but the ability of other users to match to your characteristics and interests will be limited if you do not provide many details. You will be able to designate the information you would like to make visible to others. The only information you are required to share in your profile is your screen name, but the more information you share, the easier it will be for other Veterans and service members to find you when they are searching for people with whom to connect.
You will be able to designate the information you would like to make visible to others. The only information you are required to share in your profile is your screen name, but the more information you share, the easier it will be for other Veterans and service members to find you when they are searching for people with whom to connect.
Tap the App Options menu (three-line icon in upper left corner), and a slide-out menu will appear. Tap My Profile, and fill out the information requested including screen name (always shared and searchable), first name, last name, DOB, gender, military branch affiliation, location, contact information, diagnosis and comments. Next to each piece of information, you can tap the checkbox in the Share? checkbox column if you wish to make that piece of information shareable. If you would only like your screen name to be visible, tap the checkbox next to Go Private. To exit your profile and save any changes you may have made, tap Save.
Tap the App Options menu (three-line icon in upper left corner). A slide-out menu will appear, and tap Search. You will go to the Search screen where you can choose up to five search criteria. Tap the blank Search Field bar, and a drop-down menu will appear with the Search Field options: Screen Name, First Name, Last Name, DOB, Gender, military branch affiliation, status, contact information, diagnosis or location. Depending on the Search Field you choose, you will either have to type in the field’s specific information in the Enter Search Criteria bar, or the bar will turn into another drop-down menu.

Once you have set your search criteria, tap Search. You will go to a Search Results screen and see a list of the Veterans or service members whose shared profile information matched your search criteria. Tap the screen name of the individual about whom you would like to know more. You will go to that individual’s detailed profile, where you can see all information he/she has selected to share
After you have found Veterans/service members with whom you would like to connect, and if they have chosen to share their email address, their profile will show an envelope icon. Tap on the icon, and based on the settings for your mobile device, a new email draft will open up in the email account associated with your mobile device.
When you log into the VA DoD Veteran Link App, the screen will default to Groups. You can always revisit the Groups screen by tapping the App Options menu (three-line icon in upper left corner) and tapping Groups from the slide-out menu that appears. The My Groups tab has a list of the groups you have joined with the number of comments in parentheses that have been submitted from group members within the last 30 days.
On the Groups screen, tap the Join Group tab. You will see a list of groups that are available for you to join. If you would like to filter and narrow down this list, enter the name of the group you are looking for into the Search List text box at the top of the screen. If you would like to learn more information about the group (e.g., its purpose and number of members), tap the name of a group to be taken to a screen with information about the group. To return to the list of groups, tap Close. Tap Join next to the name of a group on the Join Groups tab to join the group. Tap Continue to join more groups at that time, or tap Return to go to the My Groups tab.
On the Groups screen, tap the My Groups tab, and you will see a list of groups of which you are currently a member. Next to the name of the group you would like to leave, tap Unjoin.
On the Groups screen, tap the Join Group tab. Tap +Create New Group, and a pop-up Create Group box will appear. Enter a group name (which must be unique and not exceed 40 characters) and a group purpose (up to 150 characters), and tap Save. The group will be established, and you will automatically become a member.
First find individuals with whom you would like to connect through the Search feature outlined above. Tap on the user name of the person with whom you would like to connect, and you will go to his/her profile. Tap Add to Personal List, and the button will change to read “Remove from Personal List.” The person’s name will appear in your Personal List the next time you access the list from the App Options menu.
Tap the App Options menu (three-line icon in upper left corner), and a slide-out menu will appear. Tap Personal List, and you will be taken to your list of contacts. Tap the user name of the person you would like to remove, and you will go to his/her profile. Tap Remove from Personal List, and the button will change to read “Add to Personal List.” The person’s name will no longer appear in your Personal List the next time you access the list from the App Options menu.
No. VA created the VA Launchpad to house all mobile apps that connect to the Electronic Health Record. By signing into the VA Launchpad once, you can access multiple apps from one location – without having to log into each one individually.
DS Logon (Department of Defense Self-Service Logon) is a secure logon ID, created by the Department of Defense (DoD), that verifies the identities of individuals affiliated with DoD or VA and allows them to access secure websites and digital resources across DoD and VA using a single username and password. You will need a DS Logon Level 2 (Premium) Account to use the Rx Refill App. If you do not have a DS Logon Level 2 (Premium) Account or are not sure, visit mobile.va.gov/dslogon or dial 1-800-983-0937 for assistance.
VA Mobile Health is a program to improve Veterans’ health by providing technologies to expand care beyond the traditional office visit. As part of VA Mobile Health, VA is releasing a series of secure apps that take advantage of the popularity of wireless technologies to support Veterans, Caregivers and VA care teams.
My HealtheVet is VA’s online Personal Health Record – designed for Veterans, active duty Servicemembers, their dependents and Caregivers – to help manage health care, partner with VA care teams and provide opportunities and tools to make informed decisions about their health. My HealtheVet allows you to create your own health record with self-entered information (like your health history and allergies) using tracking tools. It also allows you to access your official VA electronic health record by clicking on the Blue Button.
A Quick Start Guide, Slideshow and User Manual for the VA DoD Veteran Link App are available at mobile.va.gov under the “Apps for Veterans” section. If you need assistance with the VA DoD Veteran Link App, dial 1-877-470-5947 to speak with a VA representative. The Help Desk is open weekdays from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT. For TTY assistance, dial 711.

If you do not have a ID.me, DS Logon Level 2 (Premium) or My HealtheVet Premium Account, or you are not sure, visit mobile.va.gov/login-information for more information.

If you have technical trouble using this app, please contact the VA Mobile Health Help Desk for Veterans at (877) 470-5947 and VA Care Teams at (844) 482-6624, Monday through Friday 7 a.m. - 7 p. m. CT for TTY assistance, dial 711.

Help Desk
VA Care Teams: (844) 482-6624
Veterans: (877) 470-5947
Weekdays 7 a.m.-7 p.m. (CT)

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