VA launches scheduling app

The Department of Veterans Affairs has created a web-based app that allows veterans using its medical system to request or schedule certain appointments online. The Veteran Appointment Request (VAR) app is available to use at select locations and can be used with any compatible Web browser, whether on a desktop or mobile device.

So far, veterans can use VAR at 100 VA medical centers across the nation; more are coming online every few weeks. To see where VAR is available, click here.

VAR allows veterans to self-schedule primary care appointments and request assistance in booking both primary care and mental health appointments at the VA facilities where they receive care. Veterans also can use VAR to track appointment details and the status of requests, send messages about requested appointments, receive notifications and cancel appointments.

To use VAR, visit VA’s app store. To download the app on your smartphone or tablet, click here.