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Women Veterans

Mission

The Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center is committed to providing comprehensive healthcare services for women Veterans. Our programs address the special needs of women throughout each stage of life. The Cleveland VA Women’s Clinic is committed to assuring that all women Veterans are aware of their eligibility for services. The Women’s Health Care team is dedicated to improving the quality and accessibility of those services. Through multiple education programs, our Women’s Healthcare providers and staff are kept up-to-date on how to provide the best care for our women Veterans.

Eligibility

Women Veterans who have been honorably discharged (or honorable under general conditions) from military service may apply for healthcare services. Wives of Veterans covered by CHAMPVA are also eligible.
To learn more or apply for benefits: http://www.va.gov/healtheligibility/
or call Eligibility at (216) 791-3800 and press 4, then 5.

Women's Health Care Team & Services

To reach a member of the Women's Health Care Team, please call us at (216) 231-3425.

We are dedicated to providing excellent healthcare services throughout the life span of our women Veterans. Learn more about the services for women Veterans.

Locations and Contact

The Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Women’s Clinic has several locations to best serve women Veterans. Learn more about locations and how to contact us.

Military Sexual Trauma

We have a designated Military Sexual Trauma (MST) Coordinator who serves as a contact person for MST related issues. Our Coordinator is your advocate and can help you find and access VA services and programs and community resources.

The Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center MST Coordinator is Jennifer Knetig, Ph.D. (216) 791-3800 ext. 6849

 

For Women Veterans, VA is Here

Women Veteran Program Managers are available at each VA Medical Center nationwide to assist women Veterans and coordinate services. Women Veterans who are interested in receiving care at VA should contact the nearest VA Medical Center.

Women Veterans are assigned to a designated Women’s Health Primary Care Provider who can provide general primary care and is specially trained or experienced in women’s care.

Honor, Loyalty, Pride in Service, Patriot, Leader, Military Experience. VA knows women Veterans - what's invisible to most is visible to VA

Whole Health - It's All About You

VA’s Whole Health System offers women Veterans proactive and personalized health care—empowering you to achieve your greatest level of health and well-being. Whole Health means the Whole You. From integrative health approaches like stress reduction, nutrition, and health coaching, to traditional clinical care and complementary health approaches—your journey to Whole Health starts here.

Well-Being Programs

Proactive, integrative health approaches such as:

  • Health coaching
  • Mind-body therapies and stress reduction
  • Mindfulness
  • Nutrition and weight management
  • Peer support and community resources
  • Programs to stop spoking
  • Physical therapy and chiropractic services

General Health

You will be at the center of a Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT). A provider, nurse, and others will engage with you to manage your health care.

  • Primary care: includes general medical care for acute and chronic conditions, such as chronic pain, high blood pressure, and diabetes
  • Preventive care: includes immunizations and cancer screenings, such as mammogram, Pap, and colonoscopy
  • Gender-specific care
  • Birth control
  • Family planning and preconception counseling
  • Maternity and newborn care (first 7 days after birth)
  • Osteoporosis screening and management

Gynecology Health Services

Evaluation and treatment for:

  • Abnormal Pap test
  • Abnormal uterine bleeding
  • Infertility
  • Pelvic pain
  • Gynecologic cancers

Mental Health

Evaluation, counseling, and treatment for:

  • Depression, mood, and anxiety disorders
  • Alcohol and drug use and addiction
  • Coping with illness
  • Intimate partner violence/sexual and domestic abuse
  • Military sexual trauma (MST)
  • Parenting and caregiver concerns
  • Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Stress adjustment from deployment

Specialty Care

  • Management of chronic or complex conditions, including heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and fibromyalgia, as well as HIV/AIDS and hepatitis
  • Surgery programs available at most Medical Centers
  • Rehabilitation, homebound, and long-term care VA referrals are given to those in need of rehabilitation therapies, such as physical therapy, occupational therapy

VA referrals are given to those in need of rehabilitation therapies, such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech-language therapy, exercise therapy, recreational therapy, and vocational therapy.