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St. Cloud VA Health Care System

 

Women Veterans

Medical Care Services:

  • Primary Care
  • Urgent Care
  • Preventive health screening, including breast, cervical and colon cancer screens and immunizations
  • Family Planning Services, including pre-conception education and birth control including IUDs
  • Reproductive health care, including maternity and newborn care (fee), and infertility evaluation
  • Osteoporosis evaluation and treatment
  • Heart disease screening including blood sugar, cholesterol and blood pressure screening
  • Smoking cessation
  • Weight management

Mental Health Care Services:

VA is commited to assisting woman Veterans with a wide range of mental health services, including:

  • Individual and group therapy
  • Sexual trauma therapy
  • Residential and outpatient treatment programs for substance use and mental health
  • Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) treatment
  • Psychiatric evaluation and treatment
  • Programs for victims of domestic violence
  • Vocational Rehabilitation programs

Helpful Websites:

www.va.gov

www.myhealth.va.gov

http://www.minnesotaveteran.org/

FDA Website for women: http://www.publichealth.va.gov/index.asp

Minnesota’s cancer screening program: http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/hpcd/ccs/screening/sage/index.html

NEW! Free Golf Lessons offered to Veterans getting their health care at the St. Cloud VA! Both Women and Men sessions available. Click on the FLYER for more information.  

 

For more information:

St. Cloud VA Health Care System
Amber Willert, Women Veterans Program Manager
(320) 252-1670 Ext. 6655 | Bldg. 4 Room 215 

VA Health Benefits Call Center

1 (877) 222-VETS (1 (877) 222-8387

Eligibility & Enrollment (320) 255-6340

Veterans Benefits Administration

1 (800) 827-1000 www.vba.va.gov

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.