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Battle Creek VA Medical Center

 

Women Veterans

Female Veteran
Battle Creek VA salutes Women Veterans
What We Do

The number of women Veterans has more than doubled since the year 2000. This growth rate has outpaced that of male Veterans during the same time period.

The Battle Creek VAMC has responded actively to the growing number of women Veterans by developing programs to address the unique needs of women. We are dedicated to serving you in a private and safe environment with dignity and respect.

How to Access Services

Women who believe they are eligible for care can call 1-800-368-8262 ext. 2128. Please bring your DD214 and previous calendar year household gross income information. Visit our Become a Patient page to learn more about your eligibility and benefits.

Women's Health Clinic
The Women's Health Clinic provides specialty medical services for the health care needs of Women Veterans within the Battle Creek VA Health Care System.

Battle Creek VAMC offers the following services for women:

  • Gynecology and reproductive health services to include: Pap smears, Pelvic exams, HPV vaccinations, contraceptive methods to include IUDs, and implants. Follow up of abnormal pap smear results, and biopsies
  • Evaluation and treatment for abnormal uterine bleeding, endometriosis and uterine fibroids
  • Infertility evaluations provided by a fee-based community provider.
  • Obstetrical care provided by a fee-based community based provider. (Baby shower for new mother Veterans enrolled at the Battle Creek VA)
  • Women’s Health clinic hours at Battle Creek and the Wyoming Health Care Center
  • Pelvic ultrasounds
  • Bone Density exams to screen for osteoporosis
  • Menopause counseling and treatment
  • Military Sexual Trauma counseling and services
Military Sexual Trauma Recovery

Military Sexual Trauma (MST) is the term used to refer to sexual assault or sexual harassment that occurred while the Veteran was in the military. It includes any sexual activity where someone is involved against his or her will. The VA provides, free, confidential counseling and treatment to male and female Veterans for mental and physical health conditions related to experiences of MST.

Our designated Military Sexual Trauma (MST) Coordinator is your advocate and can help you find and access VA services, programs, and community resources.

Rita Kenyon-Jump, PhD
Military Sexual Trauma Coordinator
Battle Creek VA Medical Center
269-966-5600 Ext. 31182
Additional Resources

Events Calendar

Search Event Type 'Women Veterans' for upcoming events specifically for our Women Veterans at the Battle Creek VA. We host an Annual Baby Shower for new mothers and several other events throughout the year!

Women Veterans Call Center

The Women Veterans Call Center (WVCC) answers questions and responds to concerns from women Veterans, their families, and caregivers across the nation about VA services and resources. The call is free, and you can call as often as you like.

For Women Veterans, VA is Here

Women Veteran Program Managers are available at each VA Medical Center nationwide to assist women Veterans and coordinate services. Women Veterans who are interested in receiving care at VA should contact the nearest VA Medical Center.

Women Veterans are assigned to a designated Women’s Health Primary Care Provider who can provide general primary care and is specially trained or experienced in women’s care.

Honor, Loyalty, Pride in Service, Patriot, Leader, Military Experience. VA knows women Veterans - what's invisible to most is visible to VA

Whole Health - It's All About You

VA’s Whole Health System offers women Veterans proactive and personalized health care—empowering you to achieve your greatest level of health and well-being. Whole Health means the Whole You. From integrative health approaches like stress reduction, nutrition, and health coaching, to traditional clinical care and complementary health approaches—your journey to Whole Health starts here.

Well-Being Programs

Proactive, integrative health approaches such as:

  • Health coaching
  • Mind-body therapies and stress reduction
  • Mindfulness
  • Nutrition and weight management
  • Peer support and community resources
  • Programs to stop smoking
  • Physical therapy and chiropractic services

General Health

You will be at the center of a Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT). A provider, nurse, and others will engage with you to manage your health care.

  • Primary care: includes general medical care for acute and chronic conditions, such as chronic pain, high blood pressure, and diabetes
  • Preventive care: includes immunizations and cancer screenings, such as mammogram, Pap, and colonoscopy
  • Gender-specific care
  • Birth control
  • Family planning and preconception counseling
  • Maternity and newborn care (first 7 days after birth)
  • Osteoporosis screening and management

Gynecology Health Services

Evaluation and treatment for:

  • Abnormal Pap test
  • Abnormal uterine bleeding
  • Infertility
  • Pelvic pain
  • Gynecologic cancers

Mental Health

Evaluation, counseling, and treatment for:

  • Depression, mood, and anxiety disorders
  • Alcohol and drug use and addiction
  • Coping with illness
  • Intimate partner violence/sexual and domestic abuse
  • Military sexual trauma (MST)
  • Parenting and caregiver concerns
  • Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Stress adjustment from deployment

Specialty Care

  • Management of chronic or complex conditions, including heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and fibromyalgia, as well as HIV/AIDS and hepatitis
  • Surgery programs available at most Medical Centers
  • Rehabilitation, homebound, and long-term care VA referrals are given to those in need of rehabilitation therapies, such as physical therapy, occupational therapy

VA referrals are given to those in need of rehabilitation therapies, such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech-language therapy, exercise therapy, recreational therapy, and vocational therapy.