VA performed 2.6M virtual care visits in 2019

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs delivered more than 2.6 million episodes of telehealth care in fiscal year 2019, up 17 percent from last year, according to a Nov. 22 news release.

Three things to know:

1. More than 900,000 veterans used VA's telehealth services this year.  

2. VA's telehealth application VA Video Connect usage increased 235 percent in 2019.

3. More than 200,000, or around two-thirds, of VA Video Connect appointments were for telemental health visits this year.

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