Our goal is to connect physicians to patients and healthcare organizations in remote and underserved areas. Through a distributed network of high-definition quality video, audio and peripheral equipment, PTS hopes to establish a powerful link to doctors, hospitals and clinics to bring expert consultation instantly to areas typically lacking the resources to provide that expertise.
Imagine you are about to be discharged from the military, having served in posts such as Afghanistan or Iraq. You have been the primary breadwinner for your spouse and children, and will receive your final military paycheck in only 30 days. You may have returned from combat duty with physical injuries and emotional traumas, require ongoing medical care but have few financial resources, and live far from a military base or hospital. What do you do now? PTS can help.
Partners for Telehealth Solutions will provide telehealth services to veterans who are awaiting their benefits determination from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and who often, due to limited financial resources, cannot access medical services. Using telemedicine technologies reduces travel time and related stresses for the vet. Such services offer vets the access to providers that might not be available otherwise, as well as medical services without the need to travel long distances.
Partners for Telehealth Solutions Solutions is a tax-exempt, nonprofit organization designed to serve veterans in the Metropolitan Washington DC area. We are committed to enhancing the quality of life for veterans and their families by ensuring their access to high-quality healthcare. We help vets file claims, provide them with cell phones through our Calling All Vets program and operate The Linen Closet to provide them with everyday necessities as they transition back to civilian life.
With approximately 1.64 million U.S. troops deployed since late 2001 in Afghanistan and Iraq, there has been a steady flow of soldiers returning home and returning to civilian life. They face many challenges as they adjust and many find themselves vast distances away from the military healthcare they are entitled to.
Some soldiers struggle with lost limbs as a result of overseas combat injuries. But some wounds are invisible.
One of these “invisible” wounds is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Another “invisible wound” is traumatic brain injury (TBI). Alarmingly, these conditions can be just as debilitating as losing as limb. What’s worse, they may even end in veteran suicide, if left unchecked.
For some, especially older Veterans, conditions like these can make it difficult for them to remain living independently in their own home and make it necessary for them to go into a nursing home where their symptoms and vital signs can be checked frequently. Having this information means physicians and nurses can change medications or other treatments and prevent serious health problems from developing.
Fortunately, telehealth resources can connect a veteran to a VA hospital or medical expert directly from home.
Our goal is to increase Veteran awareness of these resources and to make them more accessible to Veterans across the country. Additionally, we are striving to partner with the VA, local hospitals, and clinics to further develop their telehealth services, thereby increasing Veteran options.
There are many ways to help support PTS. Your monetary gift can help renovate our mobile claims unit that helps vets in remote areas file their disability claims. Spring cleaning? The Linen Closet supplies vets with the basic necessities of living as they transition back to civilian life. And if you have an extra cell phone, consider donating it to a vet via our Calling All Vets program.
Our new mobile claims bus needs to be renovated so that we can go to remote areas where transportation is scare and help Veterans file their claims. Click on the donate button for details.
Vets need basic necessities as they reestablish themselves into civilian life. If you would like to help, please click on the donate button for a list of items most needed.
Donate your old cell phone and help a Vet live independently and stay out of the hospital by using telemedicine to monitor and track medical progress. Your cell phone might save a life.
Commemorating the military men and women who have served and are serving this great nation. You can acknowledge a solider currently deployed by clicking on the yellow ribbon, pay tribute to someone who retired from the military by clicking on the wreath and donate a gift in memory of a soldier who didn’t make it home by clicking on the boot. Click on the wall for more details.
Your donation will help save a life. It enables the equipment, counselors, training, and programs to help veterans on the brink.