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Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System


Local Features

Dr. Kara BrownWomens Health Clinic Adds Mental Health Provider
The women’s health clinic at SLVHCS continues to expand the services it offers to women Vets. Dr. Kara Brown, a psychiatrist specializing in women’s mental health, is now treating Veterans in the women’s health clinic.
Veterans throw prizes from the float to pride parade spectators.New Orleans VA has Pride!
With 24 floats, more than 60 marching groups and thousands of participants, NOLA Pride Parade is the largest LGBT parade on America’s Gulf Coast. The parade theme for 2019 was “celebrate diversity,” and SLVHCS was ready.
Dr. James Zadina, director of the neuroscience laboratory at SLVHCS and a professor at Tulane University School of MedicineVA researchers find results for safer pain meds
Scientists at SLVHCS and Tulane University have announced a breakthrough in research that could lead to safer treatment of pain. They've developed a new drug with less risk of addiction and overdose compared to opioids.
Audiology health technician Audrey Fleet puts real ear hearing device on Veteran.That Sounds Great to Jerry in Baton Rouge
“In the Infantry, machine guns, rifles, hand grenades, all those noises blew my hearing away. Helicopters, artillery – everything happening at once. When I came home from Vietnam, they didn’t know how to fix that stuff.”
Physical therapist instructs Veteran on stationary bike.VA Mission Act: How to find a community provider
Under the VA MISSION Act, it will be easier for eligible Veterans to find a community provider in VA’s network and still keep the option to choose to receive care from a VA medical facility.
Women Veterans with doctor outside the Womens ClinicVA Mission Act: New urgent care benefit for Vets
VA MISSION Act will offer an urgent care benefit that provides eligible Veterans with greater choice and access to timely, high-quality care. With urgent care, Veterans have a new option for care for the treatment of...
Female Veteran signs in at Ladies Night OutOh, What a Night!
This was no ordinary event, and these were no ordinary ladies. These women are American military Veterans, and this was the third annual Ladies’ Night Out at the New Orleans Veterans medical center.
A Veteran holds his mobile phone while seated in a chairSign up for VEText to avoid missed appointments
It happens to us all – with so much going on in our daily lives, it can be hard to keep track. Veterans enrolled in health care at SLVHCS can get text message reminders for upcoming appointments.
Frank AvilaNOLA VA Employee Fights CF & Gives Back
Frank Aliva is now 3 times older than many people thought he would ever be and this is the perfect time to share his story. Avila was born in New Orleans in 1973. At age 3, he was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis and...
SLVHCS Director Fernando Rivera and VVA Chapter 1052 President Tom MunsterMOH Recipient honored at New Orleans VAMC
On January 31, 1970, Pfc. Raymond M. Clausen Jr. raced back and forth through heavy enemy fire across an active minefield, making six dangerous trips to rescue stranded Marines. Risking his own life over and over...

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