June 5, 2019

VA Portland prepares to offer new health care options

A Veteran needs a service not available at any VA medical facility. … serves more than 95,000 Veterans in Oregon and Southwest Washington.
June 5, 2019

VA MISSION Act Press Release

VA Portland Health Care System prepares to launch new non-VA health care options on June 6, 2019, under MISSION Act allowing Veterans to more easily receive […]
May 31, 2019

VA MISSION Act: What to expect for community care on June 6

Note: This article is one of a series on VA’s progress implementing the VA MISSION Act of 2018. As the one-year anniversary of President Trump’s signing […]
May 28, 2019

VA encourages Veterans to quit tobacco on ‘World No Tobacco Day’

In recognition of “World No Tobacco Day” on May 31, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)  will reaffirm its “Better Starts Today” campaign, calling on […]
April 29, 2019

Salem VA clinic has grueling wait times for veterans seeking a doctor

The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs clinic in Salem is plagued with long wait times for new patients. The average delay to see a primary care doctor is […]
April 3, 2019

At War: The Army Thought He Was Faking His Health Issues. Turns Out He Had Chronic Lead Poisoning.

Stephen Hopkins, an Army veteran who received a diagnosis of chronic lead poisoning, outside his gym in Fort Washington, Md., on March 5.
March 26, 2019

VA will drop the fight against Navy vets affected by Agent Orange

VA Secretary Robert Wilkie told members of the Senate Armed Services Committee on March 26, 2019, that he will recommend the Justice …
March 12, 2019

Portland health fair focuses on care, connection for women veterans

PORTLAND, Ore. — A day-long event at Veterans Affairs in Portland is all about celebrating women and health.
March 11, 2019

Women In The Military Say Their Pain Was Consistently Dismissed As “Female Problems,” Causing Permanent Medical Issues

WASHINGTON — They didn’t want to complain — being a woman in the US military, the last thing you want to be seen as is weak […]