Bay Pines VA Healthcare System
Delivering total health care and providing readjustment services for women Veterans are very important to VA. If you do not know what your eligibility is for VA health care, you can call or visit your local community VA clinic or the Bay Pines VA Medical Center to get more information. There is also an online Application of Health Care Benefits (VA Form 10-10EZ) that you can complete. Upon approval of your eligibility application, you will be registered for care at Bay Pines VA Healthcare System’s Medical Center or your local clinic. You will be assigned a health care provider at Bay Pines, the Lee County VA Healthcare Center, or an Outpatient Clinic who will address your individual needs. The Women Veterans Healthcare Program focuses on:
- Wellness Education
- Preventive Health Treatment
- Disease Management
- Care for the emotional well being of Women Veterans.
The goal of the Women Veterans Healthcare Program is to offer patients quality healthcare in a concerned, compassionate and comprehensive manner throughout their life span.
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For Women Veterans, VA is Here
VA welcomes women Veterans. We are committed to providing high-quality services in a sensitive and safe environment at all VA facilities. Women Veteran Program Managers are available at each VA medical center to assist women Veterans with questions and coordinate services (see contact information on this page).
Each woman Veteran is assigned a Women’s Health Primary Care Provider. These experienced providers are trained to deliver comprehensive primary care, as well as routine women’s health care. You will be at the center of a Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) where a provider, nurse, and others will work with you to manage your health care:
- Primary care: general medical care for acute and chronic conditions, such as chronic pain, high blood pressure, and diabetes
- Preventive care: immunizations and cancer screenings (breast and cervical), osteoporosis screening and management
- Gender-specific care
- Birth control, family planning, and preconception counseling
Learn more about the gender-specific services VA has to offer
- Women Veterans Health Care
- Health and Wellness
- Maternity Care
- Military Sexual Trauma
Women Veterans Call Center
The Women Veterans Call Center provides women Veterans information about VA services and resources, benefits, and eligibility. The toll-free line is available Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m. ET and on Saturdays 8:00 a.m.–6:30 p.m. ET. Please see our Women Veterans Call Center website or call 855-VA-WOMEN (855-829-6636). Call, chat, or text are all available.