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Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center

 

Women Veterans

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Services

  • Primary Care
  • Family Planning
  • Birth Control
  • Pregnancy Care through VA Maternity Benefits
  • Tubal ligations/Surgery Sterilization
  • Infertility Evaluation
  • Gynecological Services
  • Cervical Cancer Screening
  • Breast Cancer Screening
  • Mammography
  • Menopause Management
  • Incontinence Treatment
  • Osteoporosis Evaluation and Treatment
  • Sexually Transmitted Disease testing
  • Mental Health
  • Military Sexual Trauma
  • OEF/OIF/OND  

The Spokane VA Medical Center has Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC's) and five Rural Health Contract Clinics. These sites have designated women's health care providers that are interested and proficient in providing women Veterans with the very best comprehensive health care.

More Information

VA Report: America’s Women’s Veterans 

Military Service history and VA benefit utilization statistics prepared by the National Center for veterans Analysis and Statistics.

Women Veterans Health Fact Sheeets

Prepared by the Department of Veterans Affairs

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

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.

Contact

Julie Liss, RN, MSN
Women Veterans Program Manager
509-434-7608

Military Sexual Trauma Toll-Free Line
888-443-7182

The Right Place
Stories of Service
Women Veterans Call Center: 1-855-VA-WOMEN