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Photo of the Bay Pines Mental Health CenterBay Pines to Ribbon Cut New Mental Health Center
The Bay Pines VAHCS will ribbon cut the new 155,000 square foot Mental Health Center located at the C.W. Bill Young VA Medical Center on September 22, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. The event is open to the public.
Army Veteran Bill Lofgren recalls his journey to recovery and how the VA helped him to overcome his challenges with substance abuse and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder during the annual Bay Pines Mental Health Summit.Community Gathers for Annual Mental Health Summit
Army Veteran Bill Lofgren recalls his journey to recovery and how the VA helped him to overcome his challenges with substance abuse and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder during the annual Bay Pines Mental Health Summit.
U.S. Air Force Veteran John Kasica stands outside building 1 at the C.W. Bill Young VA Medical CenterRecovery is an ongoing journey
Air Force Veteran John Kasica walked into the doors of the PRRC for the first time. He was on edge, depressed, and in his own words “...lost with no direction or hope for the future.” That would soon change.
Photo of U.S. Marine Corps Veteran Arthur HogueMarine Vet Starts Fresh After Stand Down Court
U.S. Marine Corps Veteran Arthur Hogue was relieved of over $9,000 of fines and legal fees during a special court held at the annual Stand Down for Homeless Veterans event on April 8.
Photo of U.S. Army Combat Veteran and Bay Pines VA Social Worker Ilya BerlerBay Pines Social Worker and Vet Shares Unique Past
U.S. Army Combat Veteran and Bay Pines VA Social Worker Ilya Berler’s unique path to employment with VA started more than 17 years ago when he left Eastern Europe with his father and immigrated to the United States.
WiFi is HereComplimentary Wi-Fi is Here!
The Bay Pines VA Healthcare System (VAHCS) now offers complimentary wireless internet or “Wi-Fi” for Veterans and visitors at the C.W. Bill Young VA Medical Center (building 100) located in Bay Pines, Fla.
Bay Pines VAHCS employees Dr. Theresa Buck (pictured third from left in blue), Pulmonologist, and Deborah Stratton (pictured center in white and pink), Licensed Practical Nurse, pose for a picture with other VA employees at a mobile clinic site in Laurinburg, N.C.Employees Reflect on Storm Response Mission
Bay Pines VA Healthcare System employees Dr. Theresa Buck and Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Deborah Stratton reflect on their deployment to North Carolina in support of the Hurricane Matthew response.
Former U.S. Navy rescue diver Peter Harbachuck and his wife Annie visit with Dr. Joseph Hong, Hepatology Pharmacy Program Manager, at the C.W. Bill Young VA Medical Center.Hep C Treatment Gives Veteran New Lease on Life
Navy Veteran Peter Harbachuck shares his story about how he was cured from Hep C using new treatments available through VA. He is one of about 1,000 Veterans treated by Bay Pines who have been cured of the disease.
Pharmacist discusses medication with patientAsk A Pharmacist Mobile App
Veterans: Do you have questions about your VA medications or pharmacies? The new Ask A Pharmacist mobile app can help! It answers basic pharmacy/medication questions and Veterans can access the app on any mobile device.
U.S. Army Veteran Nelson Newby meets with Dr. Cynthia Fisher, Chief Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) Surgeon, Bay Pines VA Healthcare System, at the C.W. Bill Young VA Medical Center.Fighting the Good Fight
U.S. Army Vietnam Veteran recalls the day he was diagnosed with cancer. He said it was an ugly day, but is now cancer free with help from the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System's Cancer Program.

From the Veterans Health Administration

Runner on the beachWith VA Adaptive Sports, life has become a joy
It's more than therapy. The Veterans Summer Sports Clinic offers many exciting recreational opportunities for Veterans accepting the challenge to strengthen their bodies and improve their self-worth.
HealtheVet New Home pageMy HealtheVet has a New Look - Check it Out!
The next generation of My HealtheVet is here, and we think you will like what you see! The new site was recently redesigned with new colors and a cleaner look. Check it out today!
Veteran and volunteer in golf kartNational Disabled Veterans TEE Tournament
The National Disabled Veterans TEE Tournament, being held this week in Iowa City, Iowa, gives disabled Veterans an opportunity to learn new skills and strengthen their self-esteem.
Veteran Daniel Glanz shows off the new prosthetic hand, an iLimb QuantumVeteran Receives High-tech Prosthetic Hand
Afghanistan Veteran Daniel Glanz has a brand new prosthetic hand, an iLimb Quantum, with functions that are programmable with a smartphone app and can change functions with a simple gesture.
Veteran Alexandrea Gries and her service dog ShermanVeteran talks about suicide to help other Veterans
Combat Veteran Alexandrea Gries shares her experiences with Veterans to help them overcome their obstacles and issues. “VA is probably the single biggest reason why I'm still alive.”
Richard Weaver, Registered Cardiac Invasive Specialist and Dr. Izzat Shah, M.D. Helping Hands for Healthy Hearts for PA Veterans
At the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center, the new cardiac catheterization suite offers state-of-the-art care for area Veterans close to home. Less travel and loved ones by their side.
Potted plants on displayVeteran Shares Green Thumb Hobby with Fellow Vets
An Iraq war Veteran tells his story of post-combat struggles and how Veterans Affairs health care professionals helped him commit to a better life and share his green thumb hobby.
Female soldier standing in front of American FlagVeteran Sexual Trauma Victims: You Are Not Alone
After Mary experienced Military Sexual Trauma, she was afraid to report it. She thought she was alone. She got help at VA and now wants to get the word out to other Veterans about MST coordinators.
Dr. Schutzer conducting researchVeterans Find Prostate Cancer Cure at McGuire
Veterans across America travel to McGuire VA Medical Center in Richmond for treatment of moderate to aggressive forms of prostate cancer using “brachytherapy” a much better option for Veterans.
Doctor and patient shaking hands10 Things About The Veterans Choice Program
Here's all the information about the Veterans Choice Program. Find out if you are eligible to receive health care from a community provider. How is the 40-mile calculation determined? And other FAQs.

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