Women Veterans Health Care
Facts and Statistics
Women Veterans in Focus
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More than 2 million Women Veterans live in the U.S. today.
Women are the fastest growing group in the Veteran population.
- 2000: 4%
- 2040: 18%
Women Veterans have served across all military branches and divisions.
Projections for 2025:
- Army: 916,948
- Air Force: 464,069
- Navy: 409,586
- Marines: 124,169
- Reserve: 157,385
- Non-defense: 28,900
Women Veterans are racially and ethnically diverse.
43% of the women who used VHA health services in FY20 belonged to a racial or ethnic minority group.
3 of 4 women Veterans who used VA health services in FY19 had an urban residence but the number of rural women is increasing.
No matter where they lives, every woman Veteran has access to the VA health system which provides care at 1,293 health care facilities, including 171 VA Medical Centers and 1,112 outpatient sites of care.
Every VA Medical Center nationwide has a Women Veterans Program Manager to advise and advocate for women Veterans and help coordinate all the services they may need, from primary care to specialized care for chronic conditions or reproductive health.
Every VA offers maternity care coordination. VA MaternityCare Coordinators understand women Veteran's unique needs and will support them through every stage of their pregnancy.
VHA provides the highest quality, state-of-the-art systems and health care equipment, including on-site mammography at 69 sites across the country.
VA Resources for Women
- Women Veterans Call Center: 855-VA-WOMEN
- Veteran Crisis Hotline: 988 (press 1)
- Caregiver Support Line: 855-260-3274
- VA Benefits Hotline: 1-800-827-1000
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:
- Enrolling in VA health care if you have not already
- Setting up a medical appointment in your area
- Answering questions about eligibility (including questions about disability ratings) and other VA benefits like employment, education, and home loans
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.