Attention A T users. To access the menus on this page please perform the following steps. 1. Please switch auto forms mode to off. 2. Hit enter to expand a main menu option (Health, Benefits, etc). 3. To enter and activate the submenu links, hit the down arrow. You will now be able to tab or arrow up or down through the submenu options to access/activate the submenu links.

Dayton VA Medical Center, Ohio

 

Women Veterans

The Women Veterans Health Program (WVHP) crosses Services at the Dayton VAMC as well as inpatient and outpatient programs to assure access to VA healthcare for eligible Women Veterans. Designated women Health providers are available at each site of care.

Women Veteran's healthcare needs expand across the continuum of care from outpatient care (primary and specialty care) to inpatient care (medical/surgical and mental healthcare) and long term care.

The WVHP goal is to address the needs of Women Veterans by providing accessible comprehensive healthcare throughout their lifespan.

Announcements

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is proud to announce the launch of its new women Veterans hotline-1-855-VA-WOMEN-an incoming call center to receive and respond to questions from Veterans, their families and caregivers, about the many VA services and resources available to women Veterans. The service will begin accepting calls on April 23, 2013. The hotline is staffed by knowledgeable women VA employees who can provide information about benefits and health care services for women. Callers can be linked to information on claims, education or health care appointments as well as information about VA cemeteries and memorial benefits. Hotline staff can also answer urgent questions and provide referrals to homeless and mental health services as well as provide Vet Center information.

For more information, please visit http://www.womenshealth.va.gov/WOMENSHEALTH/wvcc.asp

Other links are:

Mission

  • To honor Women Veterans by promoting their health and welfare with dignity and privacy in a secure and safe environment.
  • To provide exceptional health care to improve Women Veterans' health and well being.
  • To reach out to Women Veterans and help them take advantage of their health care benefits.

Vision

  • To promote excellence in health care throughout the life span of our Women Veterans.
  • To provide excellence in education and research.
  • To be an active community partner toward improvement of Women Veterans' health care.

Eligibility

Honorably discharged Veterans are eligible. Women covered by Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs (CHAMPVA) are also eligible.

Health Care Team

  • Primary Care Physician
  • Gynecologist
  • Physician Consultant
  • Advanced Mid-Level Practitioner
  • Nursing Personnel
  • Women Veteran Program Manager
  • Women Veteran Health Program Specialist
  • Other Specialists Are Available For Referrals

How to Access Services

Women who believe they are eligible for care can call 1-800-368-8262, ext. 2128.

Please bring your DD214 or your CHAMPVA insurance card for registration and/or enrollment.

Center Location

4100 W. Third Street
Building 341, Primary Care Addition (PCA)
Dayton, Ohio 45428

Clinic Hours

Current gynecology screening clinic appointments are available Tuesday 9:30 am - 3:30 pm and Wednesday 8:00 am -12 noon.

Scheduling appointments

Appointments can be scheduled Monday - Friday between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm.

Gynecology screening: (937) 267-3921 or (937) 268-6511, ext. 3921
Primary Care Clinic: (937) 267-3921 or (937) 268-6511, ext. 3921

Services

  • PAP Smears
  • Breast Exams
  • HIV Testing
  • Mammography Referrals
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • High Blood Pressure Screening
  • DEXA Scan
  • Hormone Replacement
  • Birth Control
  • Weight Management
  • Maternity Care By Referral
  • Tobacco Cessation
  • Stress Incontinence
  • Menopause  Screening And Treatment
  • Specialty Care
    • Gynecology Consultant Clinic by Referral
    • Surgical Breast Evaluation Clinic

Other Services Available

  • Mental Health Services
    • Behavior Mental Health
    • Group Therapy
    • Individual Counseling
    • In Patient Care & Out Patient Care
    • Counseling and Treatment for Sexual Trauma
    • Counseling and Treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Comprehensive Social Work Services

Health Information

Women's Health and Wellness Center will offer a range of health education sessions led by health care providers that have first-hand knowledge of the latest information. Please note future sessions will be scheduled and the time and location will be posted.

For More Information

Please contact:

Women Veterans Program Manager
Maritha J. Trass, MBA-HCM, PA-C
(937) 268-6511, ext. 1907

Women Veterans Health Center
(937) 267-3921 or (937) 268-6511, ext. 3921

CBOC Women's Health Liaisons

Lima: Julie Horstman LPN, (419) 222-5788, ext. 6839

Middletown: Bethann Graham, LPN (513) 423-8387, ext. 5615

Springfield: Jolene Gottlieb, LPN (937) 328-3385, ext. 5722

Richmond: Jody Smith, LPN (765) 973-6915, ext.6151

VA's New Hotline-1-855-VA-WOMEN-Dedicated to Serving Women Veterans

Upcoming Events

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.