Bay Pines VA Healthcare System Rolls Out VEText - Bay Pines VA Healthcare System
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Bay Pines VA Healthcare System Rolls Out VEText

March 27, 2018

Bay Pines FL - The Bay Pines VA Healthcare System has rolled out VEText. Veterans currently enrolled for care will automatically start to receive appointment reminders via text messaging. VEText reminds Veterans of upcoming appointments, allows for cancelation of upcoming appointments, and provides an option to download an appointment reminder to a calendar file.
Private health information and personally identifiable information will not be included in the text reminder. Additionally, VA patients have the ability to opt-out of future messages after receiving the initial text message.
Veterans may preview the messaging system by using a cell phone and texting, “Demo,” to 909-245-9443. Standard text messaging rates may apply.
For questions regarding VEText, please contact Data Management Section Chief, Kyle Oakman, at at 727-398-6661, ext. 10122.

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The Bay Pines VAHCS is one of the nation’s leading VA healthcare systems, employing nearly 4,300 medical professionals and support staff dedicated to providing the very best care to Veterans residing in southwest Florida. The organization is one of the largest VA health care systems in the country in terms of patients served and is accredited by The Joint Commission, Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, and several other nationally recognized accrediting organizations. The Bay Pines VAHCS operates nine facilities to include the main medical center located in Bay Pines and outpatient clinics located in Bradenton, Cape Coral, Naples, Palm Harbor, Port Charlotte, Sarasota, St. Petersburg, and Sebring. To learn more, please visit, like us on Facebook at, or follow us on Twitter at