Patient Education Resource Center:
Supplying vital information to patients and families.
When it comes to your health, useful information is vital. Whether it’s general health topics to more detailed information on diagnosis and procedures, Veterans and their families need information they can rely on. That’s where the Patient Education Resource Center come in.
The Patient Education Resource Center (PERC) at the John L. McClellan Memorial Veterans Hospital in Little Rock provides health information for Veterans and their families on a wide range of topics.
“We want to provide useful information for Veterans and their families,” said Kathy Denison, Veterans Health Education Coordinator. “And while we don’t take the place of advice from patients’ healthcare providers, we do want Veterans to take a more active role in their healthcare decisions by being as informed as possible.”
The PERC has pamphlets on a variety of health topics such as:
Patients can also request basic or more detailed information on more specific topics like:
“The most requested information is on diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure,” said Denison. “The most popular feature of the center is the computers. Patients can access the Internet to obtain information from government sites and national organizations or to access My Healthevet, a 24/7 point of access to the VA for Veterans.”
So what if a Veteran needs information but doesn’t live near Little Rock? No problem. The PERC is staffed by an experienced patient education librarian and a program specialist who will mail information to Veterans who can’t visit the PERC in person. The center also contains a collection of easy-to-read health and wellness books, respected health education newsletters, videos and other materials.
The Patient Education Center is located on the first floor of the John L. McClellan Memorial Veterans Hospital in Little Rock, (Red Atrium Room 1A-132). The phone number is (501) 257-4504.