• Aug 12, 2020
  • 6:13 AM

Women Veterans – Federal

Benefit Category: Federal

Women Veterans Call Center
The Women Veterans Call Center (WVCC) provides information regarding VA benefits, services, and resources for women Veterans. A woman Veteran, family member or caregiver can call, text, or chat online with WVCC staff. The Call Center is open Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. ET and Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. ET. Call or text 1-855-829-6636. To chat online, visit the Women Veterans Call Center website.

VA Health Care for Women Veterans
VA health care facilities provide a safe environment for women Veterans who are seeking medical services. Veterans are assigned a Primary Care Provider who is specifically trained in women’s care. VA’s Whole Health System includes health coaching, stress reduction, nutrition, weight management, and peer support.

VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System – Women Veterans

VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System – Women Veterans

VA Salt Lake City Health Care System – Women Veterans

VA Health Care Mobile Apps for Veterans
The VA features mobile apps for a variety of wellness needs: pain management, weight loss, parenting, scheduling appointments, tracking prescriptions, PTSD symptoms, and much more.

VA Women Veterans Health Care Mobile Apps
The VA’s PreconceptionCare and Caring4Women Veterans mobile apps help health care teams provide more effective services for women Veterans.

VA Women’s Health Transition Training
When separating from the military, servicewomen are eligible for Women’s Health Transition Training (WHTT). In-person and virtual courses cover eligibility for VA health care and how to enroll as well as specific issues related to women such reproductive services, maternity care, mental health, gynecology, and musculoskeletal care.

VA Resources for Military Sexual Trauma
The VA offers resources and treatment regarding military sexual trauma (MST), which is defined as sexual assault or repeated sexual harassment during service. VA provides free treatment for physical or mental health conditions related to MST. No documentation or disability compensation rating is required to access treatment and some Veterans may receive MST care even if they are not eligible for other VA care. MST Coordinators are located at every VA health care facility.

Vet Centers
Women Veterans may choose to visit a local Vet Center – community-based counseling. Vet Centers specialize in readjustment counseling when transitioning from active duty to civilian life or after experiencing a traumatic event in the military.

VA Programs to End Homelessness Among Women Veterans
Women Veterans face challenges when transitioning to civilian life such as raising children alone or working through issues related to military sexual trauma. Without assistance, these issues may increase women Veterans’ risk of becoming homeless. Visit the VA’s website to learn about programs, which help women Veterans find permanent housing and other necessary resources.

Center for Women Veterans
The Center for Women Veterans (CWV) monitors and coordinates the administration of health care, benefits, and programs for women Veterans. CWV actively recognizes the contributions of women who have served in the military and advocates for cultural transformation both within the VA and public sector.

Department of Labor Women Veterans
The Women Veteran Program at the Department of Labor monitors the employment situation of women Veterans to ensure equity in the workplace. American Job Centers around the country offer free, specialized employment services, which help Veterans transition from military service into civilian careers.