VA site offers prescription refills online
I recently learned of a Department of Veterans Affairs Web site that offers veterans the ability to order medicine online. Could you provide some information on this Web site?
Answer: The VA Web site is www.myhealth.va.gov. Veterans can order prescription refills online and check on the status of refills anytime. Refills are delivered by mail. It also enables a veteran to record and track food intake by meal and day in a personal food journal; record and track daily activity or exercise regimen in a personal activity journal; and record and track pulse oximetry readings.
Other features include the ability to access three sources of health information available in the Health Info section; veterans can record personal demographic information, military health history, treatment locations, over-the-counter medications, herbals and supplements, medical events, tests, immunizations and allergies as part of a personal health journal.
Q: I have misplaced my medals. How can I get replacements?
A: Retirees may wish to check with military exchanges or military clothing stores. Under certain circumstances, veterans may obtain official replacements for lost or damaged medals from the government by sending a request to the appropriate branch of service. If you are not sure what medals you are entitled to, service histories are available to veterans and their next of kin from government archives. Go to: www.va.gov/veteranspride.
If you have questions about your benefits as a veteran, call Fred Ballard at the Veterans Affairs at 433-0049 or visit the VA Web site at www.va.gov/hawaii
or the Star-Bulletin at 529-4747.