Women are the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. Veteran population, and we’re ready to provide them with high-quality health care delivered by dedicated women’s health providers.

To encourage service women who are transitioning out of the military or are new Veterans to enroll in VA health care, we’ve kicked off a new, online women’s health transition training program. The training provides a detailed look at all of the VA health services and programs available to women Veterans. The program also covers information about eligibility, how to enroll in VA health care and how to connect with other women Veterans.

The training is designed to complement VA’s Transition Assistance Program (TAP) and is based on an in-person and virtual program started as a joint effort between VA and the Department of Defense.

Some of the health services available to women Veterans include reproductive care, maternity care, cancer screenings, whole health and mental health services for issues including military sexual trauma, domestic violence, post-deployment adjustment and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Every VA medical center (VAMC) has a designated women Veterans program manager to help women Veterans access VA benefits and health care services. Each VAMC also has a health care professional available by phone 24/7 to answer health-related questions and offer advice.

Advancing women’s health

A lot has been happening on the women’s health front at VA, which increases our need for professionals in this field. For instance, we’re partnering with other federal agencies, academic institutions and private health care companies to improve prevention, treatment and outcomes for women Veterans with cancer. We created the Women’s Health Mini-Residency for Primary Care Rural Providers and Nurses. The program aims to increase skills related to women’s health among nurses and providers serving rural communities. Research on women Veterans’ health is expanding, and deployment and post-deployment health research is now a major part of the VA women’s health research portfolio.

We’re also actively recruiting more health care providers with expertise in women’s health to participate in these initiatives and help serve the growing number of women Veterans seeking care.

Dual mission

If you want to serve Veterans and are interested in promoting and protecting women’s health, VA is the place for you! Not only will you get to fulfill a rewarding dual mission and win the gratitude of Veterans you care for, you will:

  • Receive excellent benefits, including a generous health care and retirement plan.
  • Have opportunities to advance your education and career with financial support from VA.
  • Be able to contribute to innovations and research that improve the health and quality of life for all Veterans.
  • Work for one of the nation’s top large employers.

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We need top-notch health care providers to care for our women Veterans’ health needs. If this describes you:

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Published on Jun. 4, 2021

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  1. Donna Miller June 29, 2021 at 7:40 pm

    I am stunned and frustrated. While the VA proposes to take care of its own and try and attract medical professionals, these professionals are fed up with the VA Disability process and seeing the need, anxiety, depression and medical issues the Veterans need. They have to endure the cursing, shouting and questions of why its taking so long to get a decision. But what’s not known are these same providers are waiting on their claim decisions as well.

    The VA cannot think it will maintain quality, compassionate and expert professionals who are burnt out not on the 12 hour days, mounds of paperwork and serious health issues. NO they will lose them because these individuals with true dedication to the medical profession will not stand but and lose patients to suicide, alcohol, drugs and depression because the VA doesn’t make them worthy of what they deserve.

  2. moses June 18, 2021 at 7:03 am

    I really love this ideal, a welcome Deveploment

  3. Chris Pederson June 17, 2021 at 11:47 am

    I had no idea that there are dedicated women Veterans program managers at every Veteran medical center. That makes getting them help a lot easier. I can only imagine how hard it must be to get help when you are trained to fight through pain and such.

  4. A Smith June 10, 2021 at 5:09 pm

    She or You can reach out to a Vet Center, Mental Health Professional, or VA Women Veterans Coordinator.

    Begin with the VA nearest you but you can opt for one that she is comfortable with.
    1.800.827.1000 This is a general number but can refer and direct you to the right starting point.

    Be Blessed!
    Do Not Give Up!
    Someone who knows ……..

  5. last first June 10, 2021 at 12:23 am

    my wife needs some encouragement to seek medical help, she was denied a previous claim but is afraid of losing the appeal for a service connected disability, is there not a program that advocates for women veterans and service trauma that can help her?

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