People who serve in the military often have different health issues than other people. For example, someone in a war zone may lose a leg and need years of medical and psychological treatment. This not only affects the veteran but his or her family’s health as well.
- Veterans and Military Health (MedlinePlus)
- Veterans and Military Family Health (MedlinePlus)
- Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center)
- Military Mental Health (AHEC Digital Library)
- PTSD: National Center for PTSD (U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs)
- Women Veterans Health Care (U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs)
TRICARE services are organized into three levels of care: TRICARE Prime, TRICARE Standard, and TRICARE Extra. Each service level is chosen by the beneficiary based upon geographic location and availability of service providers. To help you determine what options you are eligible for use the Plan Finder.
These sites allow patients to discuss their experiences with illnesses, treatments, and other health matters. Any information or opinions posted are those of the forum users themselves and are not a substitute for professional medical advice.
Mobile apps and tools can provide you with easy-to-use information and resources that can serve as one part of your overall strategy to become and stay healthy. For tips on selecting additional apps for exercise and physical activity, please review How to Choose a Good Health App by The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.
Apps on this page, such as PTSD Coach, can help you learn about and manage symptoms that often occur after trauma. Free. iOS, Android.
These apps were created for service members and veterans, their families, and the professionals who care for them. They address stress, mood management, mild traumatic brain injury, and other topics.
Stay Quit Coach is designed to help veterans with PTSD quit smoking. Free. iOS.
This page provides access to dozens of apps, including those created specifically for veterans and their healthcare providers.
Resources selected by Mendy Ozan, Consumer Health Librarian, Levine Cancer Institute.
Last reviewed October 18, 2018