Health Education - Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital
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Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital


Health Education

The staff at the Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital have provided a number of ways for you to learn how to live a healthy lifestyle and self-manage your own health.

Patient Health Information Center

Our Patient Health Information Center is staffed by an experienced patient education librarian. The center contains a collection of easy-to-read health and wellness books, respected health education newsletters, videos and other materials.

The Patient Health Information Center is located on the first floor of Building 1, Room G100.

Hours of Operation: Monday thru Friday, 8:30 A.M. to 3:30 P.M.

Phone: (708)202-4430

Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (HPDP)

Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (HPDP). This program works to educate you and your Health Care Team about how to best to improve your health.

Veterans Health Library (VHL)

Developed under the guidance of National Center of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention’s Veterans Health Education and Information Program, the VHL offers Veterans, family members, and caregivers 24/7 access to comprehensive, consistent, Veteran-focused health information, no matter where the Veteran receives care. Available online at

My HealtheVet

The My HealtheVet site provides veterans and their families excellent, reliable patient education information as well as the latest VA News. Information about veterans benefits and services is also available.

Upon registering with My HealtheVet, you will be able to —

  • Refill prescriptions online
  • Keep personal food and activity journals
  • Monitor your personal health data, such as blood pressure and pain levels
  • Maintain your own self-entered personal health record


MOVE!® is a national weight management program designed to help Veterans lose weight, keep it off and improve their health. Click here for Hines MOVE!® Program.

Patient Health Information classes and Support Groups

Patient Health Information Classes and Support Groups for Veterans at Hines Calendar is a listing of dates, times, locations and contacts of classes/support groups available to our veterans.


Patient Health Information Center
Building 1, Room G100