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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 232 

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

Our Women Veterans Program Manager advises and advocates for women Veterans. She can help coordinate all the services you may need, from primary care to specialized care for chronic conditions or reproductive health. VA health care for women Veterans includes:

Honor, Loyalty, Pride in Service, Patriot, Leader, Military Experience. VA knows women Veterans - what's invisible to most is visible to VA

Primary Care

  • General care includes health evaluation and counseling, disease prevention, nutrition counseling, weight control, smoking cessation, and substance abuse counseling and treatment as well as gender-specific primary care, such as cervical cancer screens (Pap smears), breast cancer screens (mammograms), birth control, preconception counseling, Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, menopausal support (hormone replacement therapy).
  • Mental health includes evaluation and assistance for issues such as depression, mood, and anxiety disorders; intimate partner and domestic violence; sexual trauma; elder abuse or neglect; parenting and anger management; marital, caregiver, or family-related stress; and post-deployment adjustment or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
  • Military Sexual Trauma (MST). Women-and men as well-may experience repeated sexual harassment or sexual assault during their military service. Special services are available to women who have experienced MST. VA provides free, confidential counseling and treatment for mental and physical health conditions related to MST. More information is available about MST from the national Women Veterans Health Care program and the VHA Office of Mental Health.

Specialty Care

  • Management and screening of chronic conditions includes heart disease, diabetes, cancer, glandular disorders, osteoporosis, and fibromyalgia as well as sexually transmitted diseases such as HIV/AIDS and hepatitis. Reproductive health care includes maternity care, infertility evaluation and limited treatment; sexual problems, tubal ligation, urinary incontinence, and others. VA is prohibited by legislative authority from providing either in-vitro fertilization or abortion services.
  • Rehabilitation, homebound, and long-term care. 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. Homebound and long-term care services are available as well, limited to those meeting specific requirements.