Women Veteran care
VA Southern Nevada health care supports the health, welfare, and dignity of female Veterans and their families by ensuring equal access to timely, sensitive, and quality care. A women Veteran care coordinator can help you get the services you need.
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Care we provide at VA Southern Nevada health care
Our women's health program offers women Veterans comprehensive care, including:
- Primary care
- Maternity care, childbirth education classes, and postpartum support
- Ultrasounds and mammograms
- Mental health care and counseling
- Lifestyle wellness services
Comprehensive Cancer Coordination
No matter what your situation is, you belong at VA and we're here to serve you. Talk to your health care team about what matters most to you, so we can customize your care to meet your unique needs and values.
- You deserve fair and equal access to high-quality health care. At VA we want to make sure we understand and meet your unique needs so you can be as healthy as possible, no matter what your circumstances or preferences are.
- Race, ethnicity, gender identity, finances, location, and other characteristics can all influence healthy outcomes for patients. VA understands this and offers personalized care that is designed to meet your individual needs.
VA has resources to help you navigate VA health and maternity care, as well as help you address social factors that may affect your health, connect you with support and resources, and advocate for you and your unique needs. Some examples of programs that act as resources are:
Birth control is available at VA, and we want to talk about it. While there is no one "best" method of birth control, there is a best choice for you, and VA can help you decide. VA offers birth control pills, intrauterine device (IUD) placement, hormonal injections and implants, tubal ligations, male and female condoms, same-day emergency contraception, and more.
Learn about your options at www.womenshealth.va.gov or talk to your VA primary care provider. You can also connect with your local Women Veteran Program Manager or speak with a National Women Program Call Center:
Call to speak with a Women Veteran Program Call Center representative: 8558296636
VA is dedicated to being a leader in comprehensive women’s health care and provides high-quality medical care in a sensitive, respectful environment.
Birth control is part of women’s comprehensive health. VA offers birth control options including, but not limited to:
- Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptives (LARCs): Contraceptive Implant, Intrauterine Devices (IUDs)
- Hormonal Methods: Pill, Patch, Ring, Injection, IUD
- Barrier Methods: Condoms, Sponges, Cervical Cap, Spermicides
- Sterilization: Tubal Ligation, Bilateral Salpingectomy (removal of both fallopian tubes), Vasectomy
- Same-Day Emergency Contraception
We encourage you to talk with your provider about what methods might work best for you and your lifestyle. Conversations and the information you share with your VA provider are confidential.
All types of birth control found in the community are also offered by VA. Depending on your preference, VA's pharmacy can provide your prescriptions on-site or by mail order.
All Veterans enrolled in VA health care are eligible to receive contraception care and prescriptions. The first step to accessing contraception care services and birth control is to schedule an appointment with your VA primary care provider to discuss your options.
Every VA facility has a Women Veteran Program Manager (WVPM) who is specifically dedicated to helping you navigate your health care and set up appointments. Learn more about WVPMs at https://news.va.gov/114079/women-veterans-were-here-for-you/.