Tele-counseling now available for VA rehab programs.

Lauren Warner
December 06, 2018 - 11:53 am

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Tele-counseling is now available through the VA's Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) program. 

According to the VA's most recent announcement veterans now have the ability to meet with more than 1,000 counselors via virtual communication. 

To access the counselors, veterans must already be enrolled in the VR&E programs. Tele-counseling can be done on any device with a microphone and webcam-- this is all you need to virtually meet with a counselor on VA Video Connect. Additionally, there is no need to download specialized software or obtain unique usernames and passwords. Access to a scheduled counseling session is obtained through a unique link sent directly to you and is valid for that counseling session only.

The upgrade to the Voc Rehab program comes in response to the accessibility issues and needs of veterans nationwide. With over 122,000 veterans currently enrolled in the VR&E programs, creating a more accessible program will allow for successful completion of the rehabilitation plans. 

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“We strive to provide Veterans with access to personalized, interactive face-to-face care and services regardless of where they live,” said VA Secretary Robert Wilkie. “VR&E’s Tele-counseling service is another example of how VA continually modernizes in support of Veterans’ needs.”

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For more information about the Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment, click here. To learn more about VA Video Connect, click here

 

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