ATLAS: Accessing Telehealth Through Local Area Stations
The first and only ATLAS site in California is right here in Los Banos.
Veterans who live near Los Banos, California, can save a commute to the Fresno VA Medical Center and meet with their VA providers through video telehealth technology in a private appointment room at the Veterans Memorial Hall in Los Banos.
The state-of-the-art appointment space is one of several ATLAS (Accessing Telehealth through Local Area Stations) sites nationwide. ATLAS is part of VA’s Anywhere to Anywhere initiative — which works to better serve the more than 9 million Veterans who receive care through VA, no matter where they live. It not only provides a solution to Veterans with long travel times to VA facilities but also provides easy access for Veterans with limited internet connectivity at home.
ATLAS Questions & Answers
What types of appointments can be done using ATLAS?
Services provided through ATLAS include mental health, nutrition, primary care, and pharmacy/medication reconciliation.
Who can use the ATLAS?
How do I schedule an appointment?
Once you are registered/enrolled with Fresno VA Health Care, ask your medical provider if your appointment can be done as a telephone or face-to-face appointment using the ATLAS Site located at the Veterans Memorial Hall in Los Banos. If the provider is not familiar with ATLAS or has any questions, they can contact Joe Benitez at 559-225-6100 ext. 2772 or Gustavo Martinez at 559-225-6100 ext. 5144.
Do I schedule appointments with the VFW / American Legion or call them with questions?
No, the Los Banos Veterans Memorial Hall is simply the site where the ATLAS is located. The VFW and American Legion Veterans cannot schedule any medical appointments. Any questions about ATLAS appointments should be addressed to Joe Benitez at 559-225-6100 ext. 2772 or Gustavo Martinez at 559-225-6100 ext. 5144.