Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record - Chillicothe VA Medical Center
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Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record

Do You See a Non-VA Health Care Provider?

Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record (VLER) Health may benefit you! VLER Health is a program that shares certain parts of your Veteran's health record between the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Department of Defense (DoD) and selected private health care providers over a secure network known as the eHealth Exchange (eHE). This program is free and voluntary for the Veteran.

VLER Health Fact Sheet

How might VLER Health benefit me?

Many Veterans receive a portion of their care from Non-VA health care providers. Sharing certain parts of your electronic health record (EHR) will help reduce the need for patients and families to carry records between health care providers. It also will allow your private health care provider to make informed decisions about your care.

I only receive care from the VA, so why should I participate?

Unfortunately, accidents and unforeseen events happen. When they do, the Chillicothe VA Medical Center might not be the closest hospital for emergency care. In an emergency, immediate access to additional health care information could save your life.

What parts of the record will be shared?

Health care providers will see a list of health problems, allergies, medications, vital signs, immunizations, and some laboratory test results. While we cannot share the entire health record, more information will be shared as the program grows, including doctor’s notes, discharge summaries, etc. 

How do I join?

Signing up is fast and easy. You may sign up in person, through the mail, or online.

Online: Simply visit https://www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits/homepage and complete the following 4 steps:

  1. Click on ACCESS MY DOCUMENTS at the top of the page.
  2. Scroll down to the Health section & click on MANAGE MY AUTHORIZATIONS AND PREFERENCE(VLER)
  3. At the bottom of the page click on SHARE YOUR ELECTRONIC HEALTH information WITH NON-VA HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS
  4. Highlighted on this page you will find the Authorization form, the "Stop Sharing" form and a list of participating VA Medical Centers

In Person: Simply visit one of the Release of Information Offices (ROI) of the Chillicothe VA Medical Center located at the main campus in Chillicothe, Ohio; Fill out the VA Authorization form (VA Form 10-0485) and drop it off at the ROI office.

By Mail: Download and fill out the VA Authorization form (VA Form 10-0485) . Mail the Authorization form to:

Chillicothe VA Medical Center,
Release of Information (161f8)
17273 St. Rt. 104
Chillicothe, OH 45601 .

PLEASE DO NOT EMAIL COMPLETED FORMS BACK TO THE VAMC.

What if I decide not to join?

Participation is entirely voluntary. If you decide not to join VLER, we will not share your health information with private health care providers using the Health Exchange. This will not affect your benefits or your relationship with your doctor and/or the Chillicothe VA Medical Center.

What if I join and later change my mind?

If you change your mind, you can visit your Chillicothe VA Medical Center website for a VLER Revocation (stop sharing) form or call the toll-free VLER Health Information line at 1-877-771-VLER (8537) to request the VLER Revocation form to stop sharing your health information.

Contact Info

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Contact Number(s)

  • 740-773-1141 Ext. 6573

Hours of Operation

  • Mon-Fri 8:00am-4:30pm