Whole Health - North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System
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North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System

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Whole Health

What is Whole Health?

Whole Health is VA’s cutting-edge approach to care that supports your health and well-being. Whole Health centers around what matters to you, not what is the matter WITH you#LiveWholeHealth

Find out how you can #LiveWholeHealth from home through VA’s ongoing self-care blog series. This series highlights Whole Health resources—such as video sessions for yoga or meditation—that you can follow along at home to live healthier and happier.

How to Get Started

Take charge of your health plan by calling or secure messaging your Primary Care provider to request a consult placed with a Whole Health Coach.

VA staff and Veteran peers will support and guide you through the Personal Health Inventory 

Discover What Matters

What matters to you will shape your plan and drive your choice of Well-Being Programs and clinical treatments. The road to better health and well-being starts here, with you.  Be at the center of your care.  Check out VA's new Video "Discover What Matters, Live Whole Health"

Whole Health Featured Veteran Testimonial

"VA Whole Health Saved My Life"
For years, US Navy Veteran Sam Martino (pictured above and receives care at the NF/SGVHS) struggled with deep depression and became more and more isolated from his family and friends.  View Sam's video here.  

More feature stories are available on the Whole Health website. Some topics include Medical Journal Features VA Whole Health, Whole Health at the Golden Age Games, Sharing Whole Health Peer to Peer and many many more.

Whole Health Contacts by facility: 

Laurie Reisman, LCSW Whole Health Program Manager 352-363-8281 Laurie.Reisman@va.gov

Please contact the individual facilities below for Whole Health Coaching sessions:

Gainesville VAMC: Jackie Morgan, 352 376-1611 Ext. 103532

Jacksonville OPC – Jefferson: Yvonne Crews, 904- 475- 6365

Jacksonville OPC – Southpoint: Rochelle Shipman, 904-307-0461

Jacksonville OPC – University: Tanya Briley, 904-732-9845

Lake City VAMC: Dianna “Lynn” Neukam, 386 755-3016 Ext. 393475

Marianna CBOC: Kristina Martin, 850-718-5620

Ocala CBOC: 352-369-3320

Palatka CBOC: Keashia Thomas, 386-329-8800 Ext. 441241

St. Augustine CBOC: 904-823-2959

St. Marys CBOC: Jonna Knowles, 912-510-3420

Tallahassee HCC:  850-878-0191

The Villages OPC: Debby Lefler, 352-674-5000 Ext. 301358

Valdosta CBOC: Vicki Brogan, 229-293-0132 Ext. 702617

Waycross CBOC: 912-279-4400 

Complementary and Integrative Health

As Part of the Whole Health approach, VA is developing policies and guidance to implement complementary and integrative health (CIH) services.  Below are links to VA-approved complementary and integrative health approaches for treatment: 

-Clinical Hypnosis
-Massage Therapy
-Guided Imagery
-Tai chi/qi gong

Whole Health Newsletters

Whole Health Newsletter, Fall 2021
Whole Health Newsletter, Summer 2021
Whole Health Newsletter, Spring 2021
Whole Health Newsletter, Winter 2020/2021          
Whole Health Newsletter, Fall 2020            

Additional Resources

Live Whole Health App
Mindfulness Coach App
Mindfulness Veteran Feature Story
Guided Meditation Audio File 
Whole Health VA Website
Integrated Health Fact Sheet
Whole Health System of Care - A Progress Report

Contact Info


  • North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System;
    Laurie Reisman, LCSW, Whole Health Program Manager

Contact Number(s)

  • 352-363-8281

Hours of Operation

  • Monday - Friday
    8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.