Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center
Women who have served in the Armed Forces are eligible for a variety of Veterans benefits. VA actively encourages women to utilize the benefits due them.
The Women’s Veterans Health Care Program at the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center (OGJVAMC) is committed to excellence in addressing health care needs of all women Veterans and ensuring that timely, equitable, high-quality, and comprehensive health care services are provided in a sensitive and safe environment. OGJVAMC and each of its seven Outpatient/Rural Outreach Clinics now offer a clinically trained, gender specific health care provider available to all female Veterans to ensure comprehensive health care is available in a single visit. In addition, VA Community Care is now offered to each women Veteran for gynecology services not available at the medical center or clinic location.
A separate Women’s Wellness/Primary Care Clinic has been completed at OGJVAMC, which offers a private waiting area for female patients and their children while waiting for their appointments.
Diet and Nutrition
Wellness and Healthy Living
Preventative Health Screenings
Post-Deployment Adjustment Counseling
Treatment for Sexual Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Treatment for Depression, Anxiety and Stress
Family and Couples Counseling
OEF/OIF/OND Outreach and Supportive Services
MOVE! Weight Management Program
Services for Homeless Veterans
Referrals for Community Services.
Patients will be referred to other VA facilities or to care in the community for any service not available at Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center. For further information, contact the OGJVAMC Women Veterans Program Manager, Barb Robinson, RN, at (800)215-8262, extension 32388.
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.
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.
Proactive, integrative health approaches such as:
- Health coaching
- Mind-body therapies and stress reduction
- Nutrition and weight management
- Peer support and community resources
- Programs to stop smoking
- Physical therapy and chiropractic services
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
- Pelvic pain
- Gynecologic cancers
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
- 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.