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Q. What health care services are available to women veterans?
A. VA offers a full continuum of health care, including comprehensive primary care (care for acute and chronic illness and gender-specific care), specialty care, mental health care, disease prevention and screening, emergency care, and women’s health specialty care (e.g., advanced breast and gynecological care, maternity care, and some infertility treatments). In addition, VA offers services such as inpatient medical/surgical/mental health care, physical rehabilitation, substance abuse treatment, long-term care, and pharmacy benefits. For more information on VA services provided to women veterans, call or text 1-855-VA-WOMEN (1-855-829-6636) or chat online. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. ET, and Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. ET.
If you need additional resources, each VA medical center has a women veterans program manager and a patient advocate that can help navigate the VA system and any questions or concerns. You can reach out to the Women Veterans Hotline or MVAA for more information.
Q. What health care resources are available to veterans?
A. The MVAA website at www.michigan.gov/mvaa has a wealth of information for veterans seeking health care information. By clicking on the link above and then clicking on the “Health Care” icon at the top of the page you will learn how to obtain your VA electronic medical records, caregiver resources, enroll in VA, what Michigan offers veterans as it pertains to long term care, access to mental health resources, who to contact if you have experienced military sexual trauma, a list of service-connected presumptive conditions, information on the Governors’ Suicide Prevention Challenge initiative, traumatic brain injury information and how to be connected with a Veteran Navigator to assist you with any mental health crisis.