VA San Diego Healthcare System
The VA San Diego Healthcare System provides comprehensive health care services to address the unique needs of women Veterans.
To make an appointment, please call (619) 400-5067.
Medical and Surgical Services
- Primary care
- Menopause management
- Preventive medicine: screening, treatment, education, immunizations
- Breast cancer screening, mammography and treatment
- Cervical cancer screening and treatment
- Contraceptive counseling and management
- Obstetric and infertility (limited) services
- Osteoporosis screening and treatment
- Sexually Transmitted Disease screening and treatment
- Reproductive health care, including gynecological care and appropriate referrals for obstetrical care, infertility evaluation and genetic testing
- Treatment for gynecologic and urologic disorders
Mental Health Services
- Sexual Trauma Counseling
- Substance abuse treatment
- Psychological support groups
- OEF/OIF/OND outreach and case management
- Homeless Women Veterans Program
- Diagnosis and treatment of mental and emotional illness
- Same day access for mental health needs
- Vocational rehabilitation
- Wellness and Vocational Enrichment (WAVE) program
- Social Work
For more information, please call the Women's Health Program Manager at (858) 642-3676 or e-mail Jennifer.Roberts8@va.gov.
Our Women Veterans Program Manager advises and advocates for women Veterans. She can help coordinate all the services you may need, from primary care to specialized care for chronic conditions or reproductive health. VA health care for women Veterans includes:
- General care includes health evaluation and counseling, disease prevention, nutrition counseling, weight control, smoking cessation, and substance abuse counseling and treatment as well as gender-specific primary care, such as cervical cancer screens (Pap smears), breast cancer screens (mammograms), birth control, preconception counseling, Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, menopausal support (hormone replacement therapy).
- Mental health includes evaluation and assistance for issues such as depression, mood, and anxiety disorders; intimate partner and domestic violence; sexual trauma; elder abuse or neglect; parenting and anger management; marital, caregiver, or family-related stress; and post-deployment adjustment or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
- Military Sexual Trauma (MST). Women-and men as well-may experience repeated sexual harassment or sexual assault during their military service. Special services are available to women who have experienced MST. VA provides free, confidential counseling and treatment for mental and physical health conditions related to MST. More information is available about MST from the national Women Veterans Health Care program and the VHA Office of Mental Health.
- Management and screening of chronic conditions includes heart disease, diabetes, cancer, glandular disorders, osteoporosis, and fibromyalgia as well as sexually transmitted diseases such as HIV/AIDS and hepatitis. Reproductive health care includes maternity care, infertility evaluation and limited treatment; sexual problems, tubal ligation, urinary incontinence, and others. VA is prohibited by legislative authority from providing either in-vitro fertilization or abortion services.
- Rehabilitation, homebound, and long-term care. 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. Homebound and long-term care services are available as well, limited to those meeting specific requirements.