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Women Veterans Clinic

We are committed to meeting the unique needs of Women Veterans by delivering the highest quality health care while offering privacy, dignity and sensitivity to gender-specific needs that are deserved. The Women's Primary Care Clinic offers a full continuum of comprehensive medical services for our Women Veterans.

Gainesville VAMC

Local: 352-376-1611 ext. 7474
Toll Free: 1-800-324-8387 ext. 7474
Appointments = 1-800-988-5641

Lake City VAMC

Local: 386-755-3016 ext. 3116
Toll Free: 1-800-308-8387 ext. 3116
Appointments = 1-800-988-5641

Services Provided

  • Complete annual physical examinations, including pelvic and breast exams
  • Screening for breast, cervical and colon cancer, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, elevated cholesterol and diabetes
  • Family planning and contraceptive care, maternity care referral, infertility evaluation and referral, and menopause treatment
  • Mental health/psychiatric services including treatment for domestic violence, PTSD, and sexual trauma, including military sexual trauma
  • Coordination of specialty care services
  • Patient education on health promotion, health maintenance,and management of chronic conditions

Note: Equitable health care services that our System is unable to provide in-house are provided by fee basis, consultant, academic affiliate, or contract services.

For more information on Women Veterans Services, please contact:

Cheryl Tillman, RN, BSN, MHR
Women Veterans Program Manager
Toll Free: 1-800-324-8387, ext. 4064
Local: 352-379-4064

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

Cheryl Tillman
Women Veterans Program Manager
800-324-8387 Ext. 4064

Malcom Randall (Gainesville) VAMC
352-376-1611 Ext. 7474

Lake City VAMC
386-755-3016 Ext. 3116

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