VA Health Care for Women Veterans


VA health care for women Veterans includes:

PRIMARY CARE

  • General care includes health evaluation and counseling, disease prevention, nutrition counseling, weight control, smoking cessation, and substance abuse counseling and treatment, as well as gener-specific primary care, e.g., cervical cancer screens (Pap smears), breast cancer screens (mammograms), birth control, preconception counsling, Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, and menopausal support (hormone replacement therapy).
  • Mental health includes 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 managemnet; marital, caregiver, or family-related stress; and post-deploymnet adjustment or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
  • Military Sexual Trauma (MST).  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 MST.  VA provides free, confidential counseling and treatment for mental and physical health conditions related to MST.
  • Maternity Care Benefits.  All women Veterans enrolled at a VA Medical Center or Clinic can receive the following maternity benefits:  prenatal care and vitamins, labor, delivery and postpartum exam, any other medically necessary treatments, breast pumps, prescriptions filled at VA pharmacy, care of newborns up to 7 days after birth.

Women Veterans Health Care Programs offer quality health care services to eligible female Veterans.  Each Veteran is unique.  Contact your local VA facility or call (800) 827-1000 or your County Veteran Service Officer for help determining your individual eligibility status.