Women Veterans - West Palm Beach VA Medical Center
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West Palm Beach VA Medical Center

 

Women Veterans

HEALTH CARE FOR WOMEN VETERANS

West Palm Beach VA Medical Center offers a variety of health services to address the unique needs of women Veterans. Our goal is to provide quality care in a concerned, compassionate, and comprehensive manner. For appointments call 561-422-1236 or 561-422-6838.

HOW TO ACCESS THESE SERVICES

All honorably discharged women Veterans are eligible to apply for healthcare services. A co-payment may be assessed for non-service connected conditions. The fee is determined by your income and entitlement.

If you are NOT already enrolled for VA medical benefits at the West Palm Beach VA Healthcare System, contact the Eligibility Unit for assistance at 561-422-6838 option 4, or tollfree at 1-866-383-9036 option 4.

If you are already enrolled for VA medical benefits, contact your Primary Care Team for information about services available in the Women's Clinic.

West Palm Beach Women's Clinic is a multidisciplinary clinic offering a full range of preventive care and treatment services for women of all ages. Women are given a comprehensive history and physical examination on their first visit to determine the course of follow-up care.

Healthcare for women Veterans is available on an in-patient and out-patient basis. The West Palm Beach Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) also provide primary care services for women Veterans.

PRIMARY CARE SERVICES

Exams and services:

  • History and physical, including pelvic exam and breast exam
  • Menopause treatment, including hormonal therapy if appropriate
  • Family planning and contraceptive care
  • Infertility evaluation and referrals
  • Maternity care referrals
  • Assessment for heart disease, high blood pressure and stroke risk
  • Tobacco use cessation counseling
  • Sexual trauma referrals
  • Flu and other vaccines
  • Social Work referrals
  • Medication therapy education
  • Referrals for other services as needed by the patient

Screening for:

  • High blood pressure
  • Breast cancer or fibrocystic disease
  • Mammograms
  • Cervical cancer – Pap test
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Osteoporosis
  • High cholesterol
  • Sexually transmitted diseasesDiabetes
  • Nutrition and dietary needs
  • Psycho-social issues that impact women’s health

SPECIALTY SERVICES IN THE WOMEN’S CLINIC

GYNECOLOGY CLINIC provides special services, including major or minor surgical procedures for treatment of women's reproductive disorders. These may include urologic-gynecology for treatment of urinary incontinence and referrals for gynecological oncology for treatment of cancers of the female reproductive organs.

MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES are available for treatment of many conditions, including depression and anxiety. An individual comprehensive treatment plan is developed with the patient. Referrals are made as needed for specific issues, such as military sexual trauma, eating disorders, substance use, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

If you would like to know more about the Women Veterans Healthcare Program at West Palm Beach VA Healthcare System, you may speak to the Women Veterans Program Manager at 561-422-6881.

Healthcare for women Veteran is also available at Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) in Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Stuart, Okeechobee, Fort Pierce and Vero Beach.

 

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.

Contact

Womens Clinic
561-422-6838
561-422-1236

Women Veterans Program Manager
Rosemary Balaguer
561-422-6881

She Wore These
Women Veterans Call Center: 1-855-VA-WOMEN