Everything You Need, When You Need It!!!

The Veterans Health Administration has built the Virtual Medical Center (VA-VMC), a state of the art Virtual VA Hospital & Online Collaborative Learning Environment for Patients, Providers & Staff.

The VA-VMC is a persistent, online, virtual world available from anywhere, at any time of day.

The VA-VMC expands upon the VA's dedication to improve:


Integrated with existing VA staff and veteran login accounts to simplify integration with other VA systems and applications


Users no longer need to know or bookmark hundreds of VA resources and links, everything is now cataloged and available at your fingertips


Wherever users go, the VA-VMC serves as a collective of VA approved resources, content and links to VA services, education, training, and wellness information

Key Features

  • Virtual Clinics focusing on general health topics, specific medical conditions, disease management, and well-being
  • Multiple collaboration and communication channels including Public Chat, Group Chat, and Private Messages, and Voice Over IP (VOIP)
  • Scheduled Public and Private Events for presentations, meetings, sharing information
  • Topic-based Lobbies and Lounges allow veterans to casually meet with others and discuss mutual health interests
  • Group Therapy Rooms, Reflection Rooms and a Chapel for meeting with therapists, counselors, and chaplains
  • Information Desk Assistants are available throughout the world to answer Frequently Asked Questions
  • Interactive media content, streaming video, documents, and VA websites are instantly accessible within a few easy clicks
  • Enterprise Search Capability to enable any user to research learning topics and wellness topics, which are automatically filtered by topic or category
  • Virtual Education Training Assistant (VETA) to answer questions on medications, symptoms, and disease management, and provide links to informational media and websites
  • Contact Lists allow users to keep track of their online connections and easily invite them to instant meetings or discussion groups
  • Patient Cybrary filled with patient education tools on medical questions, illnesses, diseases, and more
  • Healthcare Cybrary only accessible to VA healthcare professionals that is filled with medical journals, clinical practice guidelines, serious medical apps, simulation tools, and collaboration areas

Choose Your VA-VMC Experience

Users can access the VA-VMC in two different modes:

  • 3D mode is ideal for home users or those who can install the client or browser plugin.
  • 2D mode is ideal for providers and staff who may not have the time or hardware to run the full 3D system, but still need access to the VA-VMC capabilities.
Web 2D
Web 3D
Immersive 3D Virtual World
The 3D mode allows users to experience the VA-VMC as an interactive 3D Virtual World, including customizing their avatar and exploring many environments.
No Installation Necessary
Lightweight browser client that does not require any plugins or installation, ideal for users with hardware or IT restrictions
Browser-Based Virtual World
Robust 3D experience through the Unity WebPlayer plugin for convenient access to the virtual world when using Firefox or Safari
Streamlined experience
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Quickly access and manage events, contacts, resources, and links with an efficient dashboard interface
Customizable Avatars
Users of the 3D VA-VMC can customize their avatar with a wide variety of clothing and appearance options
AccessVA Login
Veterans can login through their existing AccessVA or DS Login credentials
VA Staff Login
VA Staff and Providers can login using their PIV card or login
VA Enterprise Search
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Research learning topics and wellness topics from across the VA which are automatically filtered by topic or category
Scheduled Events
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Veterans can attend learning events and support groups, and VA Staff can attend meetings and Online Training to earn CEUs
Voice Communication (VOIP)
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Users can also talk to others intuitively through voice when they have a microphone or headset available.
Text Chat
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Text chat channels including Public Rooms, Groups, and Private Messages
Web 2D
  • Quick Access to Information
  • Downloadable Browser Plug-in
  • Web Browser Required
    • Firefox (latest version) - Recommended
    • Safari (latest version)
    • Internet Explorer 10+
Web 3D


VA-VMC Desktop 3D client for Windows PC


Minimum Requirements:

  • System RAM: 4 GB
  • CPU: Intel Pentium D or AMD Athlon 64 X2
  • GPU: 3D Graphics Card that supports Shader Model 2.0 or greater (NVIDIA GeForce 6800, or ATI Radeon X1600 Pro) with at least 512 MB Video RAM
  • Hard Disk: 2 GB free hard disk space

VA-VMC for Mac OS Download


Minimum Requirements:

  • System RAM: 4 GB
  • CPU: Intel Pentium Dual Core 2 Duo
  • GPU: 3D Graphics Card that supports Shader Model 2.0 or greater (NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT, or ATI Radeon HD 2600) with at least 512 MB Video RAM
  • Hard Disk: 2 GB free hard disk space

Unity Web Player


This browser plugin is required for the VA-VMC Web 3D experience. It should automatically install if you try to load the VA-VMC in your browser, but this link will take you directly to the Unity site to download it manually. This is currently only supported with Firefox, Safari, Opera, and Internet Explorer browsers.

VA-VMC User Guide Download (PDF)


This document gives you everything you need to know about installing, running, and utilizing the features of the VA-VMC. If you are still having issues, please head over to our Support Page.

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