If the last time you visited VA was many years ago, or if you have never visited us, we invite you to come see why more and more women Veterans are turning to VA for their health care. Currently, women make up about 30% of all new VA patients.
Consider VA today
Today’s VA provides gender-specific care and continues to expand available services for women Veterans. Your VA health benefits include services like comprehensive primary care, including routine check-ups and chronic disease management, cancer screenings, birth control, mammograms, maternity care, mental health care and more.
You’re always welcome at VA and you’ll be treated with the respect you deserve.
If you served honorably, you may be eligible for VA health care benefits
To be eligible for VA health care, you do not have to have a disability or a service-connected injury. All Veterans, including National Guard and Reserve, may be eligible even if they never deployed to a combat zone.
Lactation room at West Palm Beach VA
In addition, you are eligible for care if you experienced military sexual trauma (MST), which is sexual assault or sexual harassment experienced during military service. You can receive MST-related care if you are not eligible for other VA care, are not enrolled in benefits, and even if you never reported the incident and have no proof that it happened.
At VA, Veterans can get comprehensive health care and it’s all coordinated in one place. From mental health to preventive health, to gynecologic care, mammograms, emergency care and prescriptions, VA can do it all.
You have choices at VA
You have the right to choose the gender of your provider, including primary care, mental health and any specialty provider referrals. VA provides chaperones for sensitive exams like breast and pelvic exams. You may request a chaperone for any exam.
VA offers telehealth or in-person appointments, mailed or pick-up prescriptions. There is an online system for making appointments, messaging your health care team and accessing your health records. Sign in to My HealtheVet to manage your health care.
VA has specially trained staff to care for you
Women Veterans have unique health care needs. VA has designated staff and providers who have specialized training and interest in working with women Veterans, including:
- Patient Aligned Care Teams, which are teams of medical professionals who help coordinate your care to align with your personal health plans and goals.
- Women Veteran Program Managers are specially trained women’s health professionals who can help you navigate VA and access services specific to women Veterans.
- Women’s Mental Health Champions are mental health professionals who have received special training in women Veterans’ mental health.
- Women’s Health Primary Care Providers care for your general health as well as gender-specific services such as breast and reproductive care. They specialize in caring for women Veterans and understand how military service impacts health.
You belong at VA
Caring for women Veterans’ specific health care needs is one of VA’s top priorities. Learn more reasons why women Veterans should consider VA for their health care.
Getting started with VA health care is only one call away. Trained women representatives at the Women Veterans Call Center can answer questions about eligibility and VA benefits, and it will connect you with your local Women Veteran Program Manager for appointments.
The call center is open on weekdays 8 a.m. until 10 p.m. ET and Saturdays from 8 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. ET. Call or text 855-829-6636.