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Tip of the Week

 Tip of the Week

Tip of the week February 13, 2019

VA is adopting a whole new approach to health care that revolves around you and what matters to you the most.

Whole Health involves partnering with you to achieve the greatest overall well-being. This new approach to health care considers the physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and environmental elements that work together to provide the best quality of life for you.

For more information on Whole Health, please call the Whole Health Program Manager at (520) 792-1450 ext. 4971.

Tip of the week February 6, 2019

Do you have questions or concerns about alcohol consumption?

The Southern Arizona VA Health Care System offers a class that can help you answer your questions and address health issues that may arise with the consumption of alcohol.

Re-Think Your Drinking is offered every Tuesday from 3:10 p.m. to 4:10 p.m. in the Saguaro Conference Room.

For more information, please call (520) 792-1450 extension 4971.

Tip of the week January 23, 2019

Did you know that military experiences, when paried with social or emotional problems can put Veterans at greater risk for a mental health crisis? SAVAHCS understands and is here to help.

The Veteran Crisis Line is available anytime, anyplace, anywhere you need help. To get help, please call 1-800-273-8255, text 8382556, or visit 

Tip of the week January 16, 2019

Do you ever get lost trying to find your way around the Tucson VA Medical Center? Good news! We offer a mobile map that you can easily use on either your smartphone or tablet.

To use this option, follow three simple steps:

  1. Log onto your smart phone or tablet device.
  2. Scroll down and click on the link labeled (Mobile Map of the Tucson VA Campus)
  3. Find your destination on the map. 

Thank you for choosing the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System for your health care needs. 

Tip of the week January 9, 2019

Quitting tobacco is tough! The more information, resources and support you have, the more likely you are to succeed. The VA has programs to help you in your journey to quit, for more information, visit or call 1-855-QUIT-VET (1-855-784-8838).

You can also call our local Tobacco Cessation Quit line at (520)838-3658 to learn about resources in Southern Arizona!

Tip of the week December 31, 2018

The Move! Program is here to help you achieve your healthy weight.

Find out more at the MOVE! orientation class that are offered on multiple days of the week and times at the Tucson VA.

Please contact the MOVE! coordinator at (520) 629-4659 for more information or go to

Tip of the week December 19, 2018

Are you interested in volunteering at the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System (SAVAHCS) to serve our Veterans? Do you know someone that has a passion for serving Veterans?

We offer a variety of volunteer opportunities. Our Volunteers are a critical component in the delivery of compassionate, high quality health care.

Please contact our Volunteer Program at (520) 629-1822 or visit to learn more about becoming a volunteer.

Tip of the week December 11, 2018

The holidays can be stressful. Here are some remedies; stay active, go for a walk, spend time with people you care about.

To find out more about stress, please visit National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention.

Tip of the week December 5, 2018

Did your provider request blood work for your next visit? Don’t forget to have your labs completed at least two days prior to your appointment.

Blood work for labs can be drawn at the main campus in building 80, Outpatient Lab, from 6:45 am to 4:15 pm, Monday through Friday (excluding holidays). You can also have your labs draw in the Saguaro Clinic, located in Building 80 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Veterans assigned to a community clinic, please call your clinic to schedule an appointment to have your blood drawn for laboratory testing.

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