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Sioux Falls VA Health Care System

 

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

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.