North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System
At the North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System, we strive to provide you the highest quality care - that includes helping you learn how to live a healthy lifestyle and self-manage your own health. We have gathered some helpful educational materials and links for you. Please read the Internet Medical Information Disclaimer.
Brochures and Information for Our Patients
Some links below go to web pages.
Others are documents posted in Adobe Acrobat Reader or
Microsoft Word format - free viewer software is available for these publications.
Additional Health Education Links
* Links will take you outside of the Department of Veterans Affairs web site. VA does not endorse and is not responsible for the content of the linked web sites. The link will open in a new window.
Please note that the information provided is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of your physician regarding any medical treatments or any health related questions you may have. This website provides links to other sites as a convenience to our users. Although we employ a careful review process, VA does not have control over, nor take responsibility for the content of these sites.
Patient Education Centers
Our Patient Education Centers are staffed by experienced patient education librarians and library technicians. The centers contain a collection of easy-to-read health and wellness books, respected health education newsletters, videos and other materials.
The Patient Education Centers are located in the Medical Center Libraries. The Gainesville VA Medical Center Library is located on the 4th floor (E-wing), Room 421. The Lake City VA Medical Center Library is located on the first floor of the main hospital (between the Canteen and the Chapel), Room B120.
The My HealtheVet site provides veterans and their families excellent, reliable patient education information as well as the latest VA News. Information about veterans benefits and services is also available.
Upon registering with My HealtheVet, you will be able to —
- refill prescriptions online
- keep personal food and activity journals
- monitor your personal health data, such as blood pressure and pain levels
- maintain your own self-entered personal health record
VA Television Network
An on-demand education video system is available for all inpatient rooms and in some waiting areas. Ask the staff for further information on how to access the system.
Our Commitment to Education
The North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System has strong affiliations with many of the universities and colleges in our service area. With a strong commitment to providing the highest quality care to veterans, our System places a high priority on education in all its forms, including training future care providers (in partnership with our affiliates), providing a wide variety of educational opportunities for employees, and promoting healthy behavior through the provision of patient education specific to our patients' health care needs. Employees of the System are encouraged to pursue continuing education and to develop new skills through training and coursework.