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Oklahoma City VA Health Care System

 

Women Veterans

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is proud to announce the launch of its new women Veterans hotline—1-855-VA-WOMEN(6636)—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

The Oklahoma City VA Health Care System offers a vareity of health services to address the unique needs of women Veterans. To make an appointment, please contact your primary care team. The Women's Health Clinic is located on the Ground Floor near D Module.

Clinic Hours are: Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Medical Services

  • Gender Specific Care including breast and cervical cancer screening
  • Preventive health screening
  • Contraceptive counseling and management
  • Menopause management
  • Osteoporosis Evaluation and care
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections evaluation and treatment
  • Surgical services for breast care, gynecological disorders, urinary incontinence and oncology
  • Reproductive health care, including gynecological care and appropriate referrals for obstetrical care, infertility evaluation and genetic testing
  • Comprehensive OEF/OIF clinic
  • Tobacco Dependence Treatment
  • Obesity counseling, weight loss - referral to MOVE! 

Oklahoma City VAMC Women Veteran Liaison

  • Tammy Story, RN-BC (405-456-4650)
  • Valinda Shelton, LPN (405-456-2540)
  • CBOC Women Veteran Liaisons

    • Altus - Kathy Perkins (580-480-3350)
    • Ada- Jennie Lewis (580-436-2262)
    • Ardmore -Karen Mansfield (580-226-4580)
    • Blackwell - Gina Lenon (580-363-0052 ext. 1)
    • Enid -Kama Gettings (580-242-5100)
    • Lawton - Madalyn Antoine (580-585-5759)
    • North May - Nicole Amato (405-752-6506)
    • Stillwater - Deanna Clayton (405-624-0334)

    Maternity Coordinator

    Tammy Story, RN-BC (405-456-4650)

    Mental Health and Sexual Trauma Counseling

    Services include:

    • Sexual trauma counseling
    • Substance abuse treatment
    • Psychological support groups

    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.