Free program offers whole health support for Veterans, VA employees - Jesse Brown VA Medical Center
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Jesse Brown VA Medical Center

 

Free program offers whole health support for Veterans, VA employees

February 25, 2021

Military Veterans who are enrolled in the VA health care system in the Chicago area now have a new program available to support their whole health self-care. This program offers free, unlimited access to more than 50 two-way interactive virtual wellness classes. The classes include yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi, Zumba, meditation, and other strength, flexibility, and mobility options. The classes are live and are available days and evenings, seven days a week. There is also a library of more than 1,000 on-demand video classes available to Veterans.

The VA Great Lakes Health Care System (VISN 12) has contracted with Millennium Health and Fitness to provide this whole health program to enrolled Veterans, as well as to VA employees of the Great Lakes Health Care System. Eligible participants can create an account by visiting e3.fitness/veteranaffairs/ and entering the password USAVAMC (in all caps), then click the “Get Started Today” icon to register.

Veterans who do not currently get their health care through the VA system can visit www.chicago.va.gov/patients/eligibility to apply for health care and determine their health care prioritization group. All Veterans are encouraged to apply for VA health care. Once enrolled in the VA health care system, Veterans can take advantage of this free program through Millennium Health and Fitness. Veterans can visit www.va.gov/wholehealth or call (312) 569-5395 to learn more about the VA Whole Health Program and resources that are available to Veterans.

About the Jesse Brown VA: The Jesse Brown VA Medical Center is located near downtown Chicago in the Illinois Medical District. It is a 220-bed acute care facility and operates four community-based outpatient clinics in Auburn Gresham, Lakeside, Chicago Heights, and Crown Point, IN. Jesse Brown VAMC provides care to approximately 62,000 enrolled Veterans who live in the City of Chicago, Cook County and six counties in northwestern Indiana.