Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital
Hines VA uses innovative approach for care
Hines VA is using a comprehensive approach to health care for Veterans through its Whole Health System. Hines is committed to empowering and equipping Veterans to take charge of their health and well-being to live life to the fullest.
Whole Health includes conventional treatment but also focuses on self-empowerment, self-healing, and self-care.
Hines supports a personalized approach to care that changes the conversation from “What’s the matter?” to “What matters to you?” This approach gives Veterans a wide range of options to achieve their goals.
How does a Veteran get started with Whole Health?
The journey begins with Introduction to Whole Health sessions (group or individual) or Taking Charge of My Life and Health groups. These sessions are led by your peers who will help you create your personal health plan (PHP).
As part of your personal health plan, your health team will help you decide if and which wellness, self-care, and complementary treatments might be a good fit for you. Some possibilities either at VA or in your community outside VA are:
- Art Therapy
- Mindfulness Workshops
- Music Therapy
- Tobacco Cessation
- Nutrition Classes
- Wellness workshop
Ask your health care team about Whole Health or call 708-202-3663 to find out how you can benefit.
Watch this short video about Whole Health in action: