Transitioning servicewomen and recently separated women Veterans have access to information about VA women’s health services through the Women’s Health Transition Training course.

The online, self-paced instruction is available at and is designed to complement VA’s Transition Assistance Program (TAP).

Women Veterans can learn about VA’s gender-specific health care services. Women can also learn how to enroll in VA health care as quickly as possible after separation. This helps women Veterans better manage their post-military health care.

“VA has presented the Women’s Health Transition Training content to hundreds of women and refined it based on their feedback,” said VA Office of Transition and Economic Development Acting Executive Director, Lawrencia Pierce. “By expanding course availability online, servicewomen and women Veterans worldwide are better able to learn about VA health care designed for their needs and empowered to make informed decisions about their future.”

Background information on the program

Women are the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. Veteran population, but only 40% of eligible women Veterans enroll in VA health care. VA and the Department of Defense collaborated in 2017 to study women Veterans’ barriers to care. This led to establishing a pilot training program to address these barriers.

In 2018, VA began offering the Women’s Health Transition Training at select installations. Since then, hundreds of transitioning servicewomen accessed both instructor-led course in person and online. Feedback from pilot participants shows the course increases awareness of women’s health services available through VA, and the on-demand course makes this important information readily available to all.

The 2.5-hour on-demand Women’s Health Transition Training can be accessed at Learn more about future course opportunities.

Service members can register for a course using a CAC or entering a DOD ID and ALL the required information to receive credit. Veterans can choose the appropriate user type and complete the course registration to enter the course.
The course offers a certificate of completion.

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Published on Mar. 8, 2021

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  1. Gloria L Milla-Zotos March 12, 2021 at 4:59 am

    I am the spouse of a 100% disabled veteran. AM I eligible for health care through the VA?

  2. Donna A Vint Dillon March 11, 2021 at 7:20 pm

    I served in the military in 69.70. I have been told i do not qualify for medical services. I was enlisted 11months and two weeks. When i signed up, i was told i would qualify for medical benefits if serving 180 days. I spent time in a VA HOSPITAL Iin the early 80s, when i was ill. Got jobs in private industry had children, bought insurance to cover family. Did not need VA medical then. Now i am retired 70 yr old veteran. Have been told i do not qualify for services. I still have my VA id from where i received services. I am being evaluated to see if I qualify again. I have medicare, but would like to use VA SO I WILL HAVE MORE MONEY TO LIVE ON. Please explain how VA benefits work now. Thank you.

  3. Veronica Hayes March 11, 2021 at 10:03 am

    I left the military in September 1992. I am in the health system, but I can not find any education programs that I qualify for as of 2020.

  4. Tina Massolo March 10, 2021 at 7:33 pm

    I have been out of the USAF since 1993, do I qualify for VA medical care & other services?

  5. Angel B March 9, 2021 at 12:53 pm

    There is an error with the pdf of the handbook for this course.

  6. Janice Clare Phelan March 9, 2021 at 10:22 am

    You’ve come a long way. Thank you

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