MyHealtheVet Login

When it comes to veterans healthcare records, the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) provides access to both veterans and outside healthcare providers. These records are provided through the myhealthevet website. A premium account is required to access those records. You can apply for a premium account either in person or by mail. Veterans who receive compensation for a service-connected illness or injury may apply online.

You will fill out the release of information form (10-5345a-MHV). If you apply for the premium account in person, you will need a government issued ID to verify your identity. You should report to the Release of Information (ROI) department with the release of information filled out or you can fill it out there You must apply in person if you do not already have a myhealthevet account. If you already have a myhealthevet account, you can apply by mail. Fill out the release of information form and mail it to your nearest Veterans Administration Medical Center (VAMC).

Once you have access to your premium account and have logged into my healthevet you can use the “Blue Button”. The blue button is used to download an electronic copy of your progress notes, consults, prescriptions, lab work, x-rays, mental health records, and the list of medical conditions you have. You can provide copies to other healthcare providers or for your own records. The Veterans Administration (VA) has programs to assure the availability of healthcare in a timely manner. Sometimes veterans will have their healthcare needs met within their own community instead of a VA treatment facility or hospital.

Most veterans only need to be seen by a specialist in their community. However, veterans who live too far from a VAMC or travel to the nearest VAMC is a medical hardship and need regular treatment may receive care within their local community. When a veteran qualifies for community based treatment, it is important that communication between the VAMC and the community healthcare professional.

Veterans receiving community based care often felt the frustration of getting information from the community provider to the VAMC. The veteran could provide the provider their healthcare records with the data from the blue button but there was not a good, consistent method of providing a way to link community providers with the VAMC. The Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record (VLER) system is part of the Veterans Health Information Exchange (VHIE). The information exchange is now a reality. You still need a myhealthevet premium account to connect your doctors.

Now you know a bit about ebenefits/myhealthevet premium accounts and why it is useful to you. With the premium account established you can now connect your doctor to the VA if they are a participating partner. Connecting your VAMC and community based providers is the next step after you have a premium account.

Just like signing up for an ebenefits/myhealthevet premium account, you can sign up in person, by mail, or online. To sign up online you need a premium account and are signed into ebenefits. Once you are logged in, follow these steps:

  • Go to Manage Health
  • Select Share your VA Medical Records
  • Select Login to Manage My Consent and Preferences
  • Select Start Consent Authorization
  • To continue you must accept the terms and conditions
  • Select Save and Continue
  • Mark the box and select Sign
  • Re-enter your user name and password when prompted
  • Click Re-authenticate.

Re-authentication may take a few minutes to complete. Should you experience technical issues, call the support he1pdesk at 1-800-983-0937.

If you want to complete the process by mail, download and fill out VA Form 10-0485. After the form has been completed, send your form to your nearest VAMC’s ROI department.

Go to the ROI office of your VAMC to apply in person. If you have not already filled out the VA consent (authorization) form (VA Form 10-0485)just ask for it. Once you complete the form, give it to the ROI staff person.

Once the authorization is completed, it will be good for 10 years. Previously, the authorization was for 5 years. To continue with the authorization after it expires will require you to fill out VA form 10-0485 again.

If you wish to cancel your release of information authorization, visit the closest VAMC’s ROI office and ask for VA Form 10-0484. If you can need the form sent to you, call the VLER Health Information line at 1-877-771-VLER (8537) for the form which is also referred to as a “stop sharing” form.

You can also stop sharing online through your ebenefits account.

  • Click Manage Health
  • Scroll Down the Page until you can click VA Health Record Sharing.
  • Click Manage My Consent and Preferences
  • Click Revoke Consent

It should be noted that some community care providers need an additional release of information. Often this is needed when state laws require dual release of information or the provider requires it. You should contact your community provider to find out if this is needed. If it is needed, fill out the release of information for the provider and provide it to the ROI office at your closest VAMC in person or by email.

After the steps for consent are completed with the VAMC and if needed, your provider, the VA will share your health records with your community based healthcare providers. To find out if your providers use the medical chart software in sharing electronic health records with the VAMC, check out the guide below. The links contained in the guide direct you to the login page of your provider.

Current list of participating community health care providers

Nationwide

Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas

California

Colorado

Connecticut

D.C.

Delaware

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming

* A consent form must be signed with your community provider for health information exchange with the VA providers.

** Unidirectional – Your community provider can receive information from the VA.

*** Unidirectional – The VA can receive health information from your community provider.

Legal Disclaimer:

This does not constitute an endorsement of any of the Community Care Partners listed and/or their products by the Department of Veteran Affairs. The sharing of health information between VA and its Community Care Partners is for Veterans enrolled in the VA health care system who have provided written authorization.