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Women Veteran care

VA Palo Alto health care supports the health, welfare, and dignity of female Veterans and their families by ensuring equal access to timely, sensitive, and quality care.

Care we provide at VA Palo Alto health care

Women’s health primary care providers (WH-PCPs) with specialized training in women’s health are available at all of our sites. WH-PCPs work in collaboration with patient-aligned care teams (PACT) to provide gender-specific care (like Pap smears and reproductive health care including birth control, reproductive health counseling including abortion care, and menopause) as well as non-gender specific care from a woman’s lens (like diabetic & hypertensive care) across the lifespan.

There are also many specialty care services that may be interesting to women-identifying Veterans including but not limited to:

  • Women’s health care across the lifespan care
  • Pap smears
  • Mammograms
  • Gynecology
  • Maternity care via community care
  • Lactation support
  • Infertility benefits
  • Family planning and abortion care
  • Pelvic floor dysfunction physical therapy
  • Comprehensive pain clinic
  • Oncology care
  • Rheumatology
  • Cardiology
  • MOVE weight management classes
  • Wellness classes (Tai chi, qigong, yoga)
  • Psychology
  • Peer support specialist (MST, alcohol/drug use, depression)
  • Women’s Trauma Recovery Program for PTSD
  • Military sexual trauma (MST) screening and support
  • Intimate partner violence resources and safety planning
  • Spinal cord injury care

For women Veterans health care appointments

Call the Patient Scheduling and Messaging Unit (PSU).

Phone: 855-632-8262

For questions regarding services at VA Palo Alto health care, reach out to our Women Veterans Program Manager at 650-493-5000 ext. 64851.