VA Maine Healthcare System
The staff at the VAMC Togus have provided a number of ways for you to learn how to live a healthy lifestyle and self-manage your own health.
Patient Education Library
Togus Patient Education Library is staffed by an experienced patient education librarian. The library contains a collection of easy-to-read health and wellness books, respected health education newsletters, videos and other materials.
The Patient Education Library is located on the 1st floor of Building 205, room 114.
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
Clinical staff provide ongoing health education during regularly scheduled outpatient clinic visits. Courses focus on:
- health promotion
- upcoming tests and procedures
- smoking cessation
Preparation for Colonoscopy/EGD
Please refer to the links below for information and instructions on preparing for a colonoscopy, EGD or both.
Overview of Colonoscopy and EGD
1 Day Colonoscopy Prep (for patients who live more than 30 miles from Togus)
2 Day Colonoscopy Prep (for patients who live less than 30 miles from Togus)
1 Day EGD/Colonoscopy Prep
2 Day EGD/Colonoscopy Prep
Bottom's Up Video
Clinical staff begin the patient education process at the time of admission, throughout the hospital stay, and at discharge. Our goal is to provide a hospital environment where patients:
- continually receive updated health information
- are able to ask questions about their health
- can enjoy as comfortably as possible their stay in our facility
VA Television Network
An on-demand VA education video system is available for all inpatient rooms and in some waiting areas. Ask the staff for further information on how to access the system