Comprehensive Care - Women Veterans Health Care
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Comprehensive Care

VA is putting women Veterans at the center of their health care system. VA's goal is to ensure that all women Veterans consistently receive the highest quality care from all VA health care facilities and providers.

VA understands the health care needs of women Veterans and is committed to ensuring that women Veterans receive comprehensive care from a women’s primary care provider. VA puts women Veterans at the center of their health care by assigning one Designated Women’s Health Provider at one site to coordinate care and provide primary and gender-specific care.

The Designated Women’s Health Provider is part of a team! Veterans are assigned to Patient Aligned Care Teams (PACTs) that are coordinated teams of health care professionals dedicated to meeting women Veterans’ health care needs. Every member of that team– the Designated Women’s Health Provider, medical assistant, nurse, clerk, and extended team members such as mental health provider, gynecologist, social worker, nutritionist, and pharmacist – work with women Veterans to help them achieve their health care goals. Women Veterans can expect to receive comprehensive primary care from a team dedicated to their health needs.

VA offers general comprehensive health care services, specialty care services, mental health services and much more.

  • General care services offered by VA include: health evaluation and counseling, disease prevention, nutrition counseling, weight control, smoking cessation, and substance use counseling and treatment as well as gender-specific primary care, including cervical cancer screens (Pap smears), breast cancer screens (mammograms), birth control, preconception counseling, Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, menopausal support (hormone replacement therapy).

 

  • Specialty health care services provided by VA include management and screening of chronic conditions (e.g., heart disease, diabetes, cancer, sexually transmitted infections), reproductive health care (e.g., maternity care, infertility evaluation and limited treatment, sexual problems, tubal ligation, urinary incontinence), and rehabilitation, homebound, and long-term care. VA referrals are given to those in need of rehabilitation therapies such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech-language therapy, exercise therapy, recreational therapy, and vocational therapy. Homebound and long-term care services are available as well, limited to those Veterans meeting specific requirements.
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  • Mental health services offered by VA include: evaluation and assistance for issues such as depression, mood, and anxiety disorders; intimate partner and domestic violence; sexual trauma; elder abuse or neglect; parenting and anger management; marital, caregiver, or family-related stress; and post-deployment adjustment or posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Women—and men as well—may experience repeated sexual harassment or sexual assault during their military service. Special services are available to women who have experienced Military Sexual Trauma (MST). VA provides free, confidential counseling and treatment for mental and physical health conditions related to MST.
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VA established a Women Veterans Call Center to answer questions about benefits, eligibility and services specifically for women Veterans. You can contact the call center at 1-855-VA-WOMEN or 1-855-829-6636. 


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Center of Care with Contact
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Dimensions: 8.5 x11"

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Resources:

Women Veterans Call Center

Women Veterans Program Managers

Health Care Services for Women Veterans


 

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