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How women Veterans can learn about VA health care services May 5, 2024
Health care is an inevitable need for all. Women Veterans have unique physical, mental, and spiritual needs that can be met through VA health care. Health care decisions can be overwhelming, and women Veterans might ask themselves "Where do I start?" The following guide gives useful tips on how to be informed about VA health care as a woman Veteran.

It May Be Your Thyroid May 3, 2024
Women Veterans: Have you experienced a significant shift in your weight, mood, energy, temperature tolerance, periods or skin and hair? It may be your thyroid. About 60% of people with a thyroid condition are unaware but it's a common issue among women.

Black maternal health matters at VA April 11, 2024
Black women make up more than 30 percent of all women Veterans receiving health care at VA. This Black Maternal Health Week, we aim to raise awareness about the unique challenges and disparities faced by Black mothers in the realm of maternal health care and promote equitable and accessible health care.

Are you struggling with unhealthy eating patterns? April 2, 2024
Eating disorders affect many Veterans, but as a woman Veteran you may be at an increased risk. From unpredictable eating schedules and meals eaten quickly to trauma and the pressure to “make weight,” your previous military experience might affect your relationship with food today.

Women Veterans: Trouble sleeping? March 6, 2024
Women Veterans: Are having trouble sleeping? You're not alone. Half of women Veterans experience sleep issues, but treatment is available. As women, we unfortunately experience sleep issues more often and differently than men due to hormonal changes unique to us, like premenstrual syndrome (PMS), premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), pregnancy or menopause. As a Veteran, you may experience mental health conditions that can also have a significant impact on your sleep.

Women's History Month: Honoring Native American Women Veterans March 1, 2024
During Women's History Month 2024, VA Office of Women's Health is honoring Native American women Veterans. VA recognizes the impact your advocacy, contributions, and sacrifice have made on our military history. Native American women Veterans have had an exemplary tradition of military service for over 200 years, overcoming adversity and serving at a higher rate compared to any other demographic, demonstrating your dedication to our country and everlasting commitment to service. Today, women make up ~11.3% of the Native American Veteran population (about 20,000), which is a higher percentage than women in all other demographics.

Women Veterans, VA may surprise you January 15, 2024
Women Veterans, you may be surprised to learn about all VA has to offer. If you haven't checked out VA in a while, things have changed. We recognize each of you are unique and your health care needs are not "one-size-fits-all". That's why VA continues to expand its services, so we can provide you with the best care possible to better fit your needs.

Safe settings and trusted care for women Veterans January 3, 2024
You belong at VA, where you have options for how you receive your care. VA understands that traumatic experiences may affect the lives and health of many women Veterans before, during and after military service. You have access to trauma-informed care at VA. Our health care staff are specifically trained to help you feel comfortable and safe at every appointment, in each exam room and across all VA medical facilities.

Breast cancer care for deployed Veterans and The SERVICE Act October 1, 2023
VA offers support for assessing breast cancer risk, with a focus on veterans' concerns about toxic exposures. The "Dr. Kate Hendricks Thomas Supporting Expanded Review for Veterans in Combat Environment (SERVICE) Act" provides eligible veterans with breast cancer risk assessments and mammograms. Risk factors and the importance of regular checkups are highlighted, with a special focus on veterans who served in specific locations. VA provides resources for breast cancer screening and encourages early detection to improve outcomes.

Health care after pregnancy July 28, 2023
VA provides a variety of health care services during and after pregnancy, and we consider the unique needs that may come with being a Veteran — so you receive health care that is tailored to you.

Birth control is available at VA. Let's talk about it. July 3, 2023
Birth control is available at VA and we're here to talk about it. Whether or not you're ready to start a family, have other plans in mind, or you're just busy raising your little ones right now, we're here for you.

Women Veterans Recognition Day VANews June 12, 2023
Women Veterans Recognition Day is a reminder that women have been an integral part of the United States military for decades.

Have you experienced harassment at VA? Here's how to report it VANews May 16, 2023
Harassment happens more often than you may think, but it is not tolerated at VA. About 1 in 5 women Veterans have reported being harassed while at a VA facility, so VA is working to address and end inappropriate behavior. If you ever feel unsafe or uncomfortable, it's important to know what to do.

Pregnant? VA Offers Maternal Health Resources VANews May 4, 2023
VA offers a range of services to carry you through your pregnancy, delivery, and postpartum period. For Veterans enrolled in VA health care, VA covers your care from the first positive pregnancy test throughout your whole pregnancy, and includes postpartum care and initial care for your newborn.

New shuttle shows women Veterans they belong at VA April 30, 2023
New shuttle helps women Veterans feel more at home at VA.

Reproductive health care you can trust VANews April 4, 2023
VA is a trusted source of reproductive health care and works with women Veterans so they can make their own voluntary and informed reproductive health decisions.

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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:

  • Provide you with information on enrolling in VA health care if you have not already
  • Provide you with information on setting up a medical appointment in your area
  • Provide you with information about your eligibility (including questions about disability ratings) and other VA benefits like employment, education, and home loans
  • Connect you with your local VA Medical Center or local women's health contact who can assist in coordinating all the services you need

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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