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Mental Health

Your mental health is an important part of your overall health. Mental health concerns can also affect your quality of life, your relationships with loved ones, and your job. Mental health conditions often respond well to treatments such as counseling and medications.

As a woman Veteran, you may have developed mental health conditions related to your service. VA mental health providers are trained to care for your unique needs, such as:

All former Service members and Veterans are eligible for one year of free mental health care services, regardless of discharge status. Even if you are not eligible to receive other VA health care, you may still be able to get certain health care services, like care related to military sexual trauma (MST) (that is, experiences of sexual assault or sexual harassment during military service).

If you do not have VA health care benefits but you've served in a combat zone, you may get counseling, alcohol and drug assessment, and other support at one of our 300 community Vet Centers.

If you have concerns that are not addressed on these pages, please reach out to the Women Veterans Call Center.

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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.

The Women Veterans Call Center is your guide to VA. The Women Veterans Call Center is your guide to VA.
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Weekdays: 8:00 am–10:00 pm ET

Saturday: 8:00 am–6:30 pm ET