The Veterans Health Information Exchange (VHIE)
How VHIE can improve your healthcare
VHIE is a secure online system that gives your health care providers a more complete understanding of your health records. This more complete understanding can help your providers make more informed treatment decisions.
VHIE allows your providers to instantly get all of your VA medical records. This can help you avoid delays, extra tests you don’t need, and mistakes in your healthcare. And you won’t need to mail paper files or bring your files to appointments with different vendors.
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How to manage your sharing options
We share your medical information with participating community care providers only when they are treating you. If you want us to share your information, you don’t have to do anything. We automatically include you in the program. If you do not want us to share your information through VHIE, you can opt out at any time.
Choosing to opt out will not affect your access to care from community providers. But if you opt out, your community providers might not get your medical records before treating you. So they may not have all the information they need.
To note: If you opted out and are going to a non-VA emergency room, we may still share your information so you can get the care you need.
How to unsubscribe or re-subscribe
To unsubscribe, you will need to complete an opt-out form for sharing protected health information through health information exchanges (VA form 10-10164).
Get VA Form 10-10164 to download
To re-register, you will need to complete an Application and Authorization to Participate in the Sharing of Protected Health Information through Health Information Exchanges (VA Form 10-10163).
Get VA Form 10-10163 to download
You can submit your form online, in person, by mail or by fax.
To submit your form online, you will need to log in to My HealtheVet with a Premium account.
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In person, by mail or by fax
You can also submit your completed form to the medical records office at your VA healthcare facility. The medical records office is also called the information disclosure office.
Follow these steps to find contact information for your medical records office:
- Find Your VA Health Facility
- On your healthcare facility’s website, scroll down to “In the spotlight” box.
- Select “Access your health records.” This will take you to a page with contact information for the medical records office.
How to check if you have disabled VHIE
To check your sharing status, contact the medical records office at your VA healthcare facility.
If you recently submitted your unsubscribe or re-subscribe form, your request may be being processed.