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VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System

 

Women Veterans

The Women Veterans Health Care Program is committed to meeting the unique needs of Women Veterans by delivering the highest quality health care to each woman, while offering her the privacy, dignity, and sensitivity to gender-specific needs that she deserves. Our goal is to provide seamless quality care to every Woman Veteran. The Eastern Colorado Health Care System has a full-time Women Veterans Program Manager ready to assist you in getting timely access to the health care you need.

GENERAL HEALTH

  • Comprehensive Primary Care including well woman exam
  • Gynecological Specialty Care
  • Maternity Care
  • Birth control
  • Menopause Evaluation and Treatment
  • Osteoporosis Screening and Treatment
  • Cancer Screenings
  • Mammograms
  • Wellness and Healthy Living
  • Nutrition and Weight  Management/ Move Program
  • Stop Smoking Program

MENTAL HEALTH

  • Management of Depression, Anxiety and Stress
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Military Sexual Trauma

COUNSELING AND TREATMENT

  • Parenting and Caregiver Issues
  • Violence and abuse
  • Alcohol  and Drug Dependence

SPECIAL PROGRAMS

  • Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Services for Homeless Veterans

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

Carole Donsbach RN MPH
Women Veterans Program Manager
1700 N Wheeling ST, Aurora CO 80045
720-857-5372

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