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Northern Arizona VA Health Care System

 

Women Veterans

The Northern Arizona VA Health Care System (NAVAHCS) has been proactively preparing to welcome female veterans with high quality, gender-specific healthcare, delivered with dignity and sensitivity, in a safe and secure environment.

One of the services NAVAHCS now offers is comprehensive health care.  Women Veterans now have the ability to request a primary care provider who is designated as a Women’s Health Primary Care Provider (WH PCP).  What does this mean?  This “one-stop” health care model allows the Veteran to go to one provider who can care for both her general and gender specific health care needs.  For example, she can get her annual physical, gynecological exam, and discuss issues such as birth control or menopause management with the same provider.

Besides being a place that cares for the female Veteran, NAVAHCS also understands the female Veteran and her unique needs and offers an array of services including:

  • Cancer screenings (Breast, Cervical, Colon, etc)
  • Osteoporosis screening
  • Vaccinations
  • Gynecological Care
  • Birth Control
  • Maternity & Newborn Care
  • Menopause Management
  • Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
  • Long-term and End-of-Life Services
  • Mental Health Care Services
  • Services for Homeless Veterans
  • Alcohol & Drug Rehabilitation
  • Vocational Rehabilitation & Educational Opportunities

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.

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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.

Contact

Susan Johnson-Molina
Women Veterans Program Manager
Bldg 117
928-445-4860 Ext. 6688

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