WTVAHCS Women Veterans Program - West Texas VA Health Care System
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West Texas VA Health Care System

 

WTVAHCS Women Veterans Program

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WTVAHCS Women Veterans Program available at Big Spring VA hospital.

Monday, May 4, 2015

WTVAHCS Women Veterans Program

 

National Women’s Health Week is May 11-16, 2015

Did you know that women are the fastest growing group within the Veteran population? VA's Women’s Health Services provides programmatic and strategic support to implement positive changes in the provision of care for all women Veterans. In 1988, the Women Veterans Health Program was created to streamline services for women Veterans in order to provide more cost-effective medical and psychosocial care. At that time 4.4 percent of Veterans were women. The current projected percentage of U.S. Veterans who are women is 8 percent.  The WTVAHCS current female population is 8.9 percent.

Women Veterans Health Care addresses the health care needs of women Veterans and works to ensure that timely, equitable, high-quality, comprehensive health care services are provided in a sensitive and safe environment at VA health facilities nationwide. We strive to be a national leader in the provision of health care for women, thereby raising the standard of care for all women. To fulfill this mission, Women Veterans Health Care works to make certain that all eligible women Veterans requesting VA care are assured of:

·         Comprehensive primary care by a proficient and interested primary care provider

·         Privacy, safety, dignity, and sensitivity to gender-specific needs

·         The right care in the right place and time

·         State-of-the-art health care equipment and technology

·         High-quality preventive and clinical care, equal to that provided to male Veterans.

Eligible women Veterans may receive contraception, cervical cancer screenings, breast cancer screenings, and pregnancy testing and maternity care services; coordinated through their Women’s Health Designated PACT Team. 

For more information please contact the WTVAHCS Women Veterans Program Manager at 432-263-7361 Extension 7175.

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