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Women Veteran care

VA Portland Health Care System is committed to meeting the unique needs of Women Veterans by delivering the highest quality health care to each woman, while offering her the privacy, dignity, and sensitivity to gender-specific needs that she deserves. We respect patients’ preferences regarding provider gender for health care and mental health care.  We look forward to meeting your health care needs. Patients will be referred to community providers for any service not available at VA Portland HCS. A women Veteran care coordinator can help you get the services you need.

Connect with your Women Veterans Program team.

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Sarah Suniga PhD (Pronouns: She/her/hers)

Women Veterans Program Manager

VA Portland health care

Phone: 503-220-3431, ext. 53431


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Brenda Lafavor MD

Women’s Health Medical Director (WHMD)

VA Portland health care

Phone: 503-220-3431

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Odessa Cole PhD

Women’s Mental Health Program Director and also Acting Director of Psychology Internship Training

VA Portland health care

Phone: (503) 220-8262, ext. 57410


Meghan Kauffman RN, BSN

Women’s Health Navigator (WHN)

VA Portland health care

Phone: 503-220-3431

Care we provide at VA Portland health care

Our women's health program offers women Veterans comprehensive care, including: 

  • Primary care
  • Gynecology
  • Maternity care, childbirth education classes, and postpartum support
  • Ultrasounds and mammograms
  • Mental health care and counseling
  • Lifestyle wellness services