One of VA's ongoing missions is to provide a positive health care experience for all Veterans. That mission includes focusing on Veterans' needs, working with health care providers who want to make a difference, and providing a safe healing environment.
Below are some stories from both Veterans and VA health care providers that illustrate the many ways VA is committed to creating a positive health care experience:
When Veterans check in for appointments at the Evansville Health Clinic, they sometimes get to see a familiar face. The face isn’t necessarily one that the patients have personally known in the past, it’s simply the face of a fellow Veteran – instant camaraderie. “Having worked as a Navy Corpsman helps me relate to Veterans – and most of them feel comfortable opening up to me because I was a Corpsman, they know I will care for them” shares Veteran Joshua Alles.
Recently hired VA employee and navy Veteran, Joshua Alles commutes an hour to work every day, but for a Veteran of OIF, working with other Veterans is like therapy to him and it makes him happy. Since he enlisted in 2002, the military camaraderie and sense of duty have not availed in this employee.
Dr. Monina Mabuti listens to Marine Veteran Monica Babish’s heart. Ms. Babich, 24, receives her primary care at the West Palm Beach VA’s Women’s Center.
VA offers a full range of comprehensive health services specific to the needs of Women Veterans enrolled at our hospital and clinics. Here are some answers to questions you may have.
Q: What services are available to Women Veterans enrolled in West Palm Beach VA Medical Center?
Treating women with privacy, safety, dignity and sensitivity to gender-specific needs is a top priority. A full range of comprehensive women’s health services is offered to female Veterans in either a Women’s Center or shared clinic space. They include 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, Pap smears, mammograms, birth control, preconception counseling, Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine and menopausal support (hormone replacement therapy).