VA News Releases

News Releases from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

12/01/2018 11:32 AM
VA Facilities Now Offer Same-day Care for Urgent Primary and Mental Health-care Needs
WASHINGTON - Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced a major milestone, that 100 percent of its more than 1,000 medical facilities across the country now offer same-day services for urgent primary and mental health-care needs.

11/01/2018 03:31 PM
VA Becomes First Hospital System to Release Opioid Prescribing Rates
Today U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) Dr. David J. Shulkin announced that VA has begun publicly posting information on opioids dispensed from VA pharmacies, along with VA's strategies to prescribe these pain medications appropriately and safely.

10/01/2018 03:43 PM
VA Revises Regulations on Reimbursement for Emergency Treatment of Veterans
WASHINGTON - Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that it has, through a Federal Register notice, revised its regulations concerning payment or reimbursement for emergency treatment for non-service connected conditions at non-VA facilities.

09/01/2018 01:42 PM
President Donald J. Trump signs Executive Order to Improve Mental Health Resources for Veterans Transitioning from Active Duty to Civilian Life
WASHINGTON - Today, President Donald J. Trump signed an Executive Order titled, 'Supporting Our Veterans During Their Transition From Uniformed Service to Civilian Life.' This Executive Order directs the Departments of Defense, Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security to develop a plan to ensure that all new Veterans receive mental health care for at least one year following their separation from service.

05/01/2018 04:05 PM
VA Seeks Public Comment on Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers
WASHINGTON - Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced it is seeking public comments on how it can further strengthen and improve caregiver support through the Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (PCAFC).

03/01/2018 03:58 PM
VA to Take Immediate Actions on Timely Payments to Community Providers
WASHINGTON - Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced a series of immediate actions to improve the timeliness of payments to community providers.

02/01/2018 12:14 PM
Chairwoman and New Members Appointed to VA Advisory Committee on Women Veterans
WASHINGTON - Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced the appointment of a new chairwoman and four new members to the Advisory Committee on Women Veterans, an expert panel that advises the VA Secretary on issues and programs of importance to women Veterans, their families and caregivers.

21/12/2017 09:57 AM
End of Year Message to VA's Supporters from Secretary David Shulkin
Today Secretary Shulkin provided a year-end statement focused on VA accomplishments for 2017.