Women Veterans Give VISN 4 Top Marks for Respect - VA Healthcare-VISN 4
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VA Healthcare-VISN 4


Women Veterans Give VISN 4 Top Marks for Respect

A female Veteran patient meets with her health care provider.

VA ensures that timely, high-quality and comprehensive health care services are provided to women in a sensitive and safe environment.

By VA Healthcare-VISN 4
Monday, November 18, 2019

More than 91% of women Veterans surveyed in the VA Healthcare–VISN 4 region said they felt respected and comfortable at their last VA health care visit.

Data pulled this summer places VISN 4, which delivers VA health care throughout Pennsylvania, Ohio, Delaware, West Virginia and New York, at the top nationwide in offering a welcoming environment for women.

"I'm proud to be a Veteran and feel extremely appreciated when I'm at the medical center," wrote a Philadelphia Veteran regarding her latest experience.

Additional comments from women Veterans in VISN 4 praised VA for integrating care, improved services and compassionate care from VA staff.

The respect rating by these women at 91.3% is just below the 93% of all Veterans who said they felt welcome at VA facilities nationwide.

Nearly 43,000 U.S. Veterans, women and men, responded to the survey conducted by VA's national Veterans Experience Office.

About VA Health Care for Women Veterans

VA supports the health, welfare, and dignity of female Veterans and their families by ensuring equal access to timely, sensitive, and quality health care. At each VA medical center, a women Veterans program manager is available to advise and advocate for women Veterans and can help coordinate all the services you may need, from primary care to specialized care for chronic conditions or reproductive health.

Comprehensive primary care services for women Veterans include:

  • Disease prevention and nutrition counseling
  • Birth control, preconception counseling, and menopausal support
  • Pap smears, ultrasounds and mammograms
  • Mental health services for depression, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and substance use problems
  • Counseling and treatment for military sexual trauma (MST)
  • Maternity care and other reproductive health services

Woman Veterans in VISN 4 who are interested in receiving care at VA should contact their nearest VA medical center and ask for the Women Veterans Program Manager.

For more information, visit https://www.womenshealth.va.gov.


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