Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record (VLER) - Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center
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Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center


Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record (VLER)

Do You See a Non-VA Health Care Provider?


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                                Frequently Asked Questions



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.

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.

In Person: Simply visit one of the Release of Information Offices (ROI) of the Louis A Johnson VA Medical Center located at the main campus in 1 Medical Center Drive, Clarksburg, WV 26301, 1st floor. Fill out the VA Authorization form (VA Form 10-0485) and turn in at the ROI Office.

By Mail: Download and fill out the VA Authorization (VA Form 10-0485) from our internet site at Mail the Authorization form to:

Louis A Johnson VA Medical Center
Release of Information
1 Medical Center Drive,
Clarksburg, WV 26301

Online: Simply visit 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 Medcial Centers

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 Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center.

What if I join and later change my mind?

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

Please visit our Internet site a to download forms and learn more about VLER.