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VA Maryland Health Care System

 

Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record Health Exchange

Do You See a Non-VA Health Care Provider?

Connect Your Docs by sharing certain parts of your Veteran health record between the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the Department of Defense (DoD), and selected private health care providers over a secure and confidential network through the Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record (VLER) Health Exchange program. This program is free and voluntary for Veteran patients.

How do I join? Signing up is fast and easy. You may sign up in person, through the mail, by fax, or online.

Online: Simply visit va.gov/VLER for a complete list of instructions on how to sign up online.

By Mail: To print and fill out the authorization form (VA Form 10-0485), go to va.gov/VLER and click on “Learn More” under “For Veterans”. Mail the authorization form to:

VA Maryland Health Care System
10 North Greene Street
Attn: Release of Information (BT/136)
Baltimore, MD 21201

By Fax: Fax the authorization form (VA Form 10-0485) to the Baltimore Release of Information Office at 410-209-8402.

In Person: Simply visit the Release of Information Office at the Baltimore VA Medical Center (Room 3D-121) or the Perry Point VA Medical Center (Building 361, Room GA-104) and fill out and return the authorization form (VA Form 10-0485). You can also visit the Cambridge, Fort Meade, Glen Burnie, Loch Raven or Pocomoke City VA Outpatient Clinics to fill out and return the authorization form (VA Form 10-0485).

What if I decide not to join?
Participation is entirely voluntary. Deciding not to participate will not affect your VA health benefits or your relationship with your doctor or the VA Maryland Health Care System. To learn more about the VLER Health Exchange and the benefits of sharing your health care records between your VA and non-VA health care providers, please visit va.gov/VLER.
 
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