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Women Veterans, VA may surprise you January 15, 2024
Women Veterans, you may be surprised to learn about all VA has to offer. If you haven't checked out VA in a while, things have changed. We recognize each of you are unique and your health care needs are not "one-size-fits-all". That's why VA continues to expand its services, so we can provide you with the best care possible to better fit your needs.
Safe settings and trusted care for women Veterans January 3, 2024
You belong at VA, where you have options for how you receive your care. VA understands that traumatic experiences may affect the lives and health of many women Veterans before, during and after military service. You have access to trauma-informed care at VA. Our health care staff are specifically trained to help you feel comfortable and safe at every appointment, in each exam room and across all VA medical facilities.
Breast cancer care for deployed Veterans and The SERVICE Act October 1, 2023
VA offers support for assessing breast cancer risk, with a focus on veterans' concerns about toxic exposures. The "Dr. Kate Hendricks Thomas Supporting Expanded Review for Veterans in Combat Environment (SERVICE) Act" provides eligible veterans with breast cancer risk assessments and mammograms. Risk factors and the importance of regular checkups are highlighted, with a special focus on veterans who served in specific locations. VA provides resources for breast cancer screening and encourages early detection to improve outcomes.
Health care after pregnancy July 28, 2023
VA provides a variety of health care services during and after pregnancy, and we consider the unique needs that may come with being a Veteran — so you receive health care that is tailored to you.
Birth control is available at VA. Let's talk about it. July 3, 2023
Birth control is available at VA and we're here to talk about it. Whether or not you're ready to start a family, have other plans in mind, or you're just busy raising your little ones right now, we're here for you.
Women Veterans Recognition Day VANews June 12, 2023
Women Veterans Recognition Day is a reminder that women have been an integral part of the United States military for decades.
Have you experienced harassment at VA? Here's how to report it VANews May 16, 2023
Harassment happens more often than you may think, but it is not tolerated at VA. About 1 in 5 women Veterans have reported being harassed while at a VA facility, so VA is working to address and end inappropriate behavior. If you ever feel unsafe or uncomfortable, it's important to know what to do.
Pregnant? VA Offers Maternal Health Resources VANews May 4, 2023
VA offers a range of services to carry you through your pregnancy, delivery, and postpartum period. For Veterans enrolled in VA health care, VA covers your care from the first positive pregnancy test throughout your whole pregnancy, and includes postpartum care and initial care for your newborn.
New shuttle shows women Veterans they belong at VA April 30, 2023
New shuttle helps women Veterans feel more at home at VA.
Reproductive health care you can trust VANews April 4, 2023
VA is a trusted source of reproductive health care and works with women Veterans so they can make their own voluntary and informed reproductive health decisions.
The Women Veterans Call Center is your guide to women's health
If you have questions or can't find what you're looking for, you can call, text, or chat online with the Women Veterans Call Center (WVCC) at 855-829-6636 to get help and find available resources and services in your area. Trained women representatives can also:
WVCC representatives are available Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. ET, and Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. ET.