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VA Illiana Health Care System, Danville, Illinois

 

Health Education

VA Illiana Health Care System provides a number of ways for you to learn how to live a healthy lifestyle and self-manage your own health.

Veteran’s Library and Patient Education Resource Center (PERC)

The Patient Education Resource Center is located in Building 98, 2nd Floor. The Veteran’s Library and PERC contain easy-to-read health and wellness books, respected health education newsletters, computer access, videos and other materials. The experienced and knowledgeable staff members are eager to assist with your health information needs.

My HealtheVet

The My HealtheVet site provides veterans and their families excellent, reliable patient education information as well as the latest VA News. Information about veterans benefits and services is also available.

Upon registering with My HealtheVet, you will be able to:

  • Refill prescriptions online
  • Keep personal food and activity journals
  • Monitor your personal health data, such as blood pressure and pain levels
  • Maintain your own self-entered personal health record

Outpatient Classes

Clinical staff provide ongoing health education during regularly scheduled outpatient clinic visits. Courses focus on —

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

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

Inpatient Classes

Clinical staff begin the patient education process at the time of admission, during the hospital stay, and at discharge. Our goal is to provide a hospital environment where patients:

  • continually receive updated health information
  • are able to ask questions about their health
  • can enjoy as comfortably as possible their stay in our facility

Contact

Darcie Clauson
Patient Education Coordinator
Building 125, Room 110B
217-554-5567
Darcie.Clauson@va.gov