Did you know that VA offers health care resources to meet the unique needs of women Veterans?
VA offers a range of services including comprehensive primary care, mental health services, and gender specific services such as maternity care and specialty care.
On March 23, VA and Disabled American Veterans (DAV) co-hosted a Facebook Live video tour of the D.C. VA Medical Center Women’s Health Clinic to discuss these services and more. Experts from VA and DAV then answered questions and directed Veterans to available resources.
In case you missed it, here are some of the resources discussed during the event:
Get connected with the benefits you have earned as a women Veteran by visiting Explore.VA.gov. Using the Benefits Navigator, Veterans can find out which benefits they may be eligible to receive. Learn more about all VA benefits and how to apply.
Women Veterans Program Manager (WVPM)
Several Veterans asked questions about their local VA facility. Every VA medical center has a WVPM who serves as an advocate for women Veterans and the primary contact within the VA medical system. They can assist with navigating VA’s health care and direct women Veterans toward proper support. To find a local facility, use this interactive map.
All VA medical centers also have a designated women’s health primary care provider trained to address issues women Veterans face. Veterans can also choose the gender of their primary care provider, ensuring they feel safe and comfortable.
Women Veterans Call Center (WVCC)
The all-women WVCC staff provides women Veterans and their families with the resources they need. By calling 855-VA-WOMEN (855-829-6636), Veterans will be put in touch with a team knowledgeable in navigating VA services and benefits. In addition, a new chat function allows Veterans to chat anonymously online.
During the chat, VA also received questions about maternity care. Enrolled Veterans are able to receive VA maternity benefits through care in the community. In addition, VA also covers newborns for the first seven days after birth, including all post-delivery care services and routine health care services.
Learn more about VA initiatives for women Veterans on the Center for Women Veterans website.
Thank you to all who participated in this event and to DAV for hosting.
Watch the full video below, and visit the ExploreVA events page for information on upcoming events.