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James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital - Tampa, Florida

 

Health Education

The staff at James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital offers a number of ways for you to be a part of your VA healthcare team and learn how to best take care of your health.

My HealtheVet

My HealtheVet is an Internet site that provides Veterans and their families with reliable health information as well as the latest VA news. Specific features in My HealtheVet are available to you based on your account type.  All users who have a Basic account are able to view their self-entered information.  If you are a VA patient, you can upgrade your account to Advanced or Premium which includes Secure Messaging to communicate online with your VA health care team. 

Patients’ Library and
Patient Education Resource Center (PERC)

The Patients’ Library,  a health information resource center and PERC are staffed by professional librarians. They contain a collection of easy-to-read health and wellness books, respected health education newsletters, audiovisuals and other materials.

The Patients’ Library is located at the main hospital on the 2nd floor;  room 2A-237, across from Audiology.  The phone number is (813) 972-2000, ext. 6571. The PERC is located at the Primary Care Annex, 1st floor. 1B-201, Patient Education corridor. The phone number is (813) 998-8000, ext 8014 or 8038. Both libraries are opened Monday through Friday; 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Search the Library's catalog.

eBooks and Audiobooks through EBSCO & OverDrive (eReaders are also available!)

EBSCO. You will need to create an account at EBSCO. When initially downloading an eBook/audiobook; you will be prompted to create and account.

OverDrive - Contact Library Staff for Library Card/account.

Look Up Health Information

You can look up answers to health questions through the resources listed below brought to you by the hospital’s Library Service. Your VA Librarians are happy to help you find the health information you need. Please visit the resources by clicking the links below:

Health Education Database Links

General Collection Links

Also available are a large list of Consumer Health Links:

Career Transitions, designed to help Veterans improve their job-seeking skills, interview skills, and ability to apply for jobs.

All of the links above are non-VA sites. The Department of Veterans Affairs does not maintain or control, and is not responsible for the content of the above sites.

Outpatient Health Education

There are many classes available during regularly scheduled outpatient clinic visits. The classes focus on —

  • health promotion
  • mental health
  • upcoming tests and procedures
  • medications
  • diagnoses
  • treatments

 

Staff can tell you about upcoming education classes that are available.

Inpatient Health Education

Your doctors, nurses, and other therapists will teach you about your health — when you are admitted, during your stay and at discharge. Our goal is to provide a place where you and your family —

  • continually receive updated health information
  • are able to ask questions about your health
  • can enjoy your stay in our hospital, as comfortable as possible
  • are emotionally supported while receiving care here

For more information about Veterans Health Education contact Veteran/Family Health Education Coordinator, (813) 972-2000, ext 7428

 

Support Groups

We offer support groups for many different medical conditions. Talk to your provider or social worker for more information.

VA Television Network (Inpatients)

 

The new GET WELL NETWORK an interactive system that helps the hospital get patients more involved in their care is available in some inpatient rooms. You can access health information, general information, the internet, audiovisuals (health & recreational) and much more. Click for information.                                                                                                                                                              

The Care Channel, Channel 26 features soothing music and beautiful scenes to help you deal with the stresses of being in a hospital. It is available in all inpatient rooms.