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Royal C. Johnson Veterans Memorial Hospital


Women Veterans

Welcome Women Veterans!


VA launches call center to increase outreach to women Vets

Women who have served in the armed forces are eligible for a wide variety of benefits and services from VA.   However, many women don’t even consider themselves Veterans!    To receive health care benefits, one did not have to serve in combat, serve overseas, or be disabled due to military service.  Receiving VA health care does not prevent Veterans from seeing non-VA health care providers.  Veterans have many choices available. 

The first step is to enroll.  Please consider doing so today.   Veterans can apply for VA health care enrollment by completing VA Form 10-10EZ.  Apply online, or visit, call, or write our Eligibility Office.  You can also call the VA Health Benefits Call Center toll free at 877.222.VETS (877-222-8387).  You are encouraged to read more about VA health care eligibility and enrollment.

VA recognizes the unique needs of women Veterans.  We provide a full continuum
of comprehensive care in a secure environment to ensure privacy, dignity, and respect.
Women proudly served and are deserving of the best health care anywhere. If you are new to the VA, learn what to expect: Welcome to the VA      

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Did you know that women are the fastest growing group within the Veteran
population? Learn more about the changing face of women Veterans and 
what VA is doing to meet their health care needs.  The VA is rapidly changing
to meet the needs of women Veterans.

If you are not enrolled for VA health care, now is the time!

For Women Veterans, VA is Here

VA welcomes women Veterans. We are committed to providing high-quality services in a sensitive and safe environment at all VA facilities. Women Veteran Program Managers are available at each VA medical center to assist women Veterans with questions and coordinate services (see contact information on this page).

Each woman Veteran is assigned a Women’s Health Primary Care Provider. These experienced providers are trained to deliver comprehensive primary care, as well as routine women’s health care. You will be at the center of a Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) where a provider, nurse, and others will work with you to manage your health care:

  • Primary care: general medical care for acute and chronic conditions, such as chronic pain, high blood pressure, and diabetes
  • Preventive care: immunizations and cancer screenings (breast and cervical), osteoporosis screening and management
  • Gender-specific care
  • Birth control, family planning, and preconception counseling

Learn more about the gender-specific services VA has to offer

Women Veterans Call Center

The Women Veterans Call Center provides women Veterans information about VA services and resources, benefits, and eligibility. The toll-free line is available Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m. ET and on Saturdays 8:00 a.m.–6:30 p.m. ET. Please see our Women Veterans Call Center website or call 855-VA-WOMEN (855-829-6636). Call, chat, or text are all available.


Brenda Fredericks, RN
Women Veterans Program Manager
605-336-3230 Ext. 6250

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Women Veterans Call Center: 1-855-VA-WOMEN