VA Office of Women's Health oversees national policy and operations for women Veteran's health care and focuses on all aspects of Women's health care, including comprehensive health, reproductive health, and education. Over the past two decades we have worked to transform our resources, services, and culture to meet the unique health care needs of women Veterans.
Your Women's Health team is here for you every step of the way, and designated women's health staff members are available at every VA.
- Women's Health Primary Care Providers (WH-PCP) to deliver primary care, women-specific health care and referrals for specialty services
- Women Veterans Program Managers to help you access benefits and health care services
- Women's Health Medical Directors to serve as clinical leaders for Women's health at your facility.
- Patient Aligned Care Teams (PACT) are made up of you, those who support you (like your family members and caregivers), and your health care providers
- Maternity Care Coordinators (MCC) coordinate care for pregnant Veterans who are receiving maternity care benefits from VA
- Women's Mental Health Champions (WMHC) are a point of contact for women's mental health services at VA facilities
- LGBTQ+ Veteran Care Coordinators (LGBTQ+ VCC) coordinate care for LGBT Veterans receiving care at VA facilities
VA Office of Women's Health
VA Office of Women's Health, a part of the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), seeks to provide high quality, gender-specific health care in a safe and sensitive environment at VA health facilities nationwide. We also strive to be a national leader in women's health care, raising the standard of care for all women.
Women are the fastest growing group of Veterans using VA services. The number of women Veterans using VHA services has tripled since 2001, growing from 159,810 to over 600,000 today. In fact, women make up 30% of all new Veterans Health Administration (VHA) patients.
Office of Women's Health ensures that women Veterans have access to all the care they need including comprehensive general health and reproductive health services. Women Veterans are at-risk for some types of illness due to their military service, including but not limited to musculoskeletal issues, chronic pain, PTSD, and the experience of military sexual trauma. VA Office of Womens Health was created to address these needs with a focus on gender-specific care offered in a safe environment at all sites of care.
To learn more about women's health services and resources and how to access them, you can:
Listen and subscribe to our She Wears the Boots podcast for an in-depth look at important health topics and related services.
Take our Women's Health Transition Training to learn more about available Women's health care services and how to access them.
Leadership, Women's Health
Where can I find more information on women Veterans?
- Find out if you're eligible for VA health care and download our welcome kit to help you get enrolled
- Sourcebook: Volume 4: Women Veterans in the Veterans Health Administration
- Overview of VA Research on Women's Health
- Listen and subscribe to 'She Wears the Boots' podcast for an in-depth look at important health topics and related services
- Take our Women's Health Transition Training to learn more about available Women's health care services and how to access them
The Women Veterans Call Center is your guide to women's health
If you have questions or can't find what you're looking for, you can call, text, or chat online with the Women Veterans Call Center (WVCC) at 855-829-6636 to get help and find available resources and services in your area. Trained women representatives can also help you with issues such as:
WVCC representatives are available Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. ET, and Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. ET.