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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
Primary Care Clinic: (937) 267-3921

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

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.