Women Veterans Health Care
Their Focus Fuels Our Freedom
On Veterans Day, November 11, VA joins the nation in honoring all who have served, marking the centennial commemoration of the end of World War I. As we look back and remember the selfless service of all our nation’s Veterans, we want to highlight the contributions of women Veterans and the multiple roles in which they serve, in and out of the military.
America’s Diverse Women Veterans
Women are the fastest growing subset of the Veteran population. They serve in every branch of the military, in multiple military occupational specialties and roles. In fact, women Veterans are a quite diverse population – in 2020, 43% of women who used VHA healthcare belonged to a minority group.
VA is grateful for the opportunity to serve this, and the next generation of diverse women Veterans. Join us in honoring these incredible women. Whether she was a pilot, commander, nurse or vehicle operations specialist, VA recognizes the courage and sacrifices they made to fuel our freedoms. View or download the infographic at the bottom of this page for other facts and figures about women Veterans.
VA is Here for All Women Veterans
VA is a trusted heath care service that respects and understands women Veterans and their unique health care needs. No matter where she lives, every Veteran has access to the VA health care system. VA is here for them and welcomes all women Veterans, offering full services, including comprehensive primary care, gynecology care, maternity care, specialty care, and mental health services. Remember, you do not have to be disabled to receive healthcare at VA.
Women Veterans Program Managers are available at every VA Medical Center nationwide to advise, advocate, and coordinate care for women. In addition, VA has designated Women’s Health Primary Care Providers (WH-PCP) at every site where women access VA. WH-PCPs provide general primary care and gender specific primary care.
Women Veterans Call Center—1-855-VA-WOMEN (1-855-829-6636)—provides women Veterans, their families, and caregivers’ assistance with VA services and resources.
Check out VA’s Women’s Health Services Outreach Campaigns promoting culture change and please help us amplify this message by sharing this information on your social media, webpages, and blogs!
Women Veterans Culture Change
Veterans Day 2020: Women Veterans in Focus Infographic
Veterans Day 2020: Women Veterans in Focus poster