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VA Healthcare-VISN 4

 

Women Veterans

The Women's Health Clinics offer comprehensive primary care services at each VA medical center. We provide the option for women Veterans to receive primary care by a designated comprehensive women's health primary care provider who has a specialty in Women's Health.

Each location also has a dedicated Women Veterans Program Manager (listed below) who is available to meet and help women obtain health care and benefits available through the Veterans Health Administration.

General Health Services Offered:

  • Primary care
  • Gynecological care
  • Maternity care
  • Birth control
  • Breast self-exam
  • Cardiac fitness
  • Infertility evaluation and treatment
  • Menopause evaluation and treatment
  • Osteoporosis screening and treatment
  • Cancer screening
  • Mammograms
  • Wellness and healthy living
  • Nutrition and weight management
  • Stop smoking programs

Mental Health Services Offered:

  • Depression, Anxiety, and Stress Management
  • Adjustment from Deployment
  • Counseling and Treatment for:
  • Military Sexual Trauma (MST)
  • Parenting and Caregiver Concerns
  • Violence and Abuse
  • Alcohol and Drug Dependence

Success Stories

Individualized, compassionate, and thorough care is available to all women Veterans throughout VISN 4. Watch some of our success stories below to learn more about how working with a women's health clinician can help change your life.

Women's Health Newsbreak

VISN 4 Women Veterans Program Managers

Lead Women Veterans Program ManagerDesmarie J. DeCuir, PhD, CRNP

For Women Veterans, VA is Here

Women Veteran Program Managers are available at each VA Medical Center nationwide to assist women Veterans and coordinate services. Women Veterans who are interested in receiving care at VA should contact the nearest VA Medical Center.

Women Veterans are assigned to a designated Women’s Health Primary Care Provider who can provide general primary care and is specially trained or experienced in women’s care.

Honor, Loyalty, Pride in Service, Patriot, Leader, Military Experience. VA knows women Veterans - what's invisible to most is visible to VA

Whole Health - It's All About You

VA’s Whole Health System offers women Veterans proactive and personalized health care—empowering you to achieve your greatest level of health and well-being. Whole Health means the Whole You. From integrative health approaches like stress reduction, nutrition, and health coaching, to traditional clinical care and complementary health approaches—your journey to Whole Health starts here.

Well-Being Programs

Proactive, integrative health approaches such as:

  • Health coaching
  • Mind-body therapies and stress reduction
  • Mindfulness
  • Nutrition and weight management
  • Peer support and community resources
  • Programs to stop spoking
  • Physical therapy and chiropractic services

General Health

You will be at the center of a Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT). A provider, nurse, and others will engage with you to manage your health care.

  • Primary care: includes general medical care for acute and chronic conditions, such as chronic pain, high blood pressure, and diabetes
  • Preventive care: includes immunizations and cancer screenings, such as mammogram, Pap, and colonoscopy
  • Gender-specific care
  • Birth control
  • Family planning and preconception counseling
  • Maternity and newborn care (first 7 days after birth)
  • Osteoporosis screening and management

Gynecology Health Services

Evaluation and treatment for:

  • Abnormal Pap test
  • Abnormal uterine bleeding
  • Infertility
  • Pelvic pain
  • Gynecologic cancers

Mental Health

Evaluation, counseling, and treatment for:

  • Depression, mood, and anxiety disorders
  • Alcohol and drug use and addiction
  • Coping with illness
  • Intimate partner violence/sexual and domestic abuse
  • Military sexual trauma (MST)
  • Parenting and caregiver concerns
  • Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Stress adjustment from deployment

Specialty Care

  • Management of chronic or complex conditions, including heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and fibromyalgia, as well as HIV/AIDS and hepatitis
  • Surgery programs available at most Medical Centers
  • Rehabilitation, homebound, and long-term care VA referrals are given to those in need of rehabilitation therapies, such as physical therapy, occupational therapy

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.