Verizon announced plans to offer its customers who are Veterans unlimited access to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) VA Video Connect telehealth app. Starting now, veterans will be able to access the application anywhere across Verizon’s nationwide 4G LTE network, without charge.
VA Video Connect Overview
VA Video Connect uses smartphone or tablet cameras to let Veterans talk and interact with their VA care team over a live, encrypted video stream. Accessing VA Video Connect is easy; for iOS devices, VA Video Connect is available at the Apple App Store. For all other devices, a telehealth session launches automatically after a Veteran user selects an emailed session.
Veterans and their health care providers jointly decide whether to use VA Video Connect for a medical visit. Please speak with your VA care team if you are interested in potentially receiving care through VA Video Connect. Ahead of a VA Video Connect appointment, you will receive an email or calendar invite with a link to launch the session.
Why It Matters
“We’re proud to deepen our support of Veterans,” said Mike Maiorana SVP, Public Sector, Verizon. “Regardless of whether they live in city centers or rural areas, Veterans should be able to access the VA’s telehealth resources. As the provider of the nation’s largest 4G LTE network, with more than 450,000 square miles of coverage over the next competitor, Verizon is uniquely positioned to offer Veterans a high quality and reliable video experience.”