Health Education - Southern Arizona VA Health Care System
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Southern Arizona VA Health Care System


Health Education

Health Education

An important part of our mission at the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System (SAVAHCS) is to make sure you have the health information you need.  SAVAHCS offers a number of ways for you to learn how to live a healthy lifestyle and manage your health.

Patient Education Resource Center (PERC) &

My HealtheVet Center (MHVC)

In the PERC and MHVC, you will find the Patient Education Coordinator, My HealtheVet Coordinator, and volunteers. Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 am to 4 pm. Closed on all Federal holidays.

Location: Building 80, 2nd Floor, between the Compensation & Pension and Ironwood Clinics

PERC Phone: (520) 792-1450 ext 1226

MHVC Phone: (520) 792-1450 ext 6889 or 5110

PERC Services:

  • RN Health Coach to help you fine-tune your health care goals
  • Resources to help you decide what health choices are right for you
  • Information on health education classes
  • Tools to help you prepare for appointments with your health care team
  • Easy-to-read electronic health and wellness tools and a wide range of health videos available via the Veterans Health Library (

My HealtheVet Center Services:

  • Computer workstations to access the My HealtheVet (MHV) website ( NOTE: MHV is the VA’s online patient portal, with access to:
    • VA Prescription Refills and Tracking
    • VA Appointments List and Scheduling Tool
    • VA Progress Notes (from 1/1/2013 forward)
    • VA Pathology and EKG Reports
    • VA Radiology Reports and Images
    • VA Vitals and Readings
    • VA Immunizations
    • Secure Messaging, the VA’s online communication tool
  • Assistance with MHV registration, authentication, navigation, and login
  • Friendly volunteers to provide My HealtheVet-related assistance
  • Assistance with VA Mobile Apps (
  • Assistance with the eBenefits website (


Ongoing health education is provided in the following areas:

  • Diabetes
  • COPD
  • Heart Failure
  • Rehabilitation
  • MOVE Weight Management (
  • Quit Smoking (
  • Pain Management
  • Preoperative classes to prepare for surgery
  • Support Groups
  • Healthy Living Classes
  • Making the most of your VA benefits in “Welcome to Your VA”

For more information, contact your PACT Team.


Patient Education Resource Center (PERC)
Building 80, 2nd Floor
520-792-1450 Ext. 1-1226

My HealtheVet Center (MHVC)
Building 80, 2nd Floor
520-792-1450 Ext. 6889 or 5110