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VA Hudson Valley Health Care System

 

Women Veterans

PRIMARY CARE

Primary Care is offered Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4:30 pm. Physical exams include a full range of preventive health screenings and treatment. Shuttle service is available to Bronx Campus for Gynecological clinic. Pharmacy dispenses prescribed medications. Patients are referred to a variety of health education classes and specialty clinics.

WOMEN'S HEALTH CLINIC

The Women's Health Clinic is available Tuesdays at the Montrose Campus from 8am-11am and Friday's at the Castle Point Campus from 8am to 4:30 pm. Services include pelvic and breast exam, cervical cancer screening, pap smear, contraception, management of menopause, surgical consultation and procedures, referral for obstetrical care, gynecology and infertility care excluding in vitro fertilization.

MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

Mental Health Services include evaluation and treatment of conditions such as anxiety, depression, psychotic disorders, substance abuse and post traumatic stress. All patients are screened for military sexual trauma. A support group, social work services, and other support services are regularly available.

ANNUAL WOMEN VETERANS HEALTH FAIR

The annual Women Veterans Health Fair is held yearly in the Fall at the Castle Point and Montrose Campus. This annual event provides women veterans the opportunity to network with others while learning about VA benefits and health resources. Speakers are invited to provide health education on important health topics.

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 spoking
  • 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.

Contact

Lauren Incontrera, RN
Women Veteran Program Manager/Maternity Care Coordinator
Montrose Bldg 3, Rm 208-A1, 914-737-4400 x2757; Castle Pt Bldg 18, Rm D106,
845-831-2000 Ext. 5658

Melissa Halligan, PhD
Military Sexual Trauma Coordinator
845-831-2000 Ext. 4639

Maureen J. Martin, RN, MS
VISN 2 Lead, Women’s Health, Geriatrics and Extended Care, Palliative Care
113 Holland Ave, Bldg. 67, Albany, NY 12208, mobile 518-573-5447, office
518-626-7318

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Women Veterans Call Center: 1-855-VA-WOMEN