VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System
WOMEN'S HEALTH CENTER
VA Medical Center
Suite 3A-333 (3rd floor)
6900 North Pecos Road
N. Las Vegas, NV 89086
Women Veterans assigned to the Women’s Health Center have access to Women’s Health Primary Care PACT teamlets (Women’s Health Designated Provider, RN, LPN, Medical Support Assistant).
Services within Women’s Health Center include but are not limited to:
- Comprehensive Primary Care
- Gender Specific Care
- Social Work Services
- Mental Health
- Military Sexual Trauma (MST)
- PACT Pharmacist
Maternity Care (Your primary care provider will refer you to Non-VA Care, and you will be assigned an obstetrician provider in the community.)
Women’s Health Services are also offered in the 4 Primary Care Clinics (Northwest, Southwest, Northeast, Southeast). Each site of care has at least one Women’s Health Designated Provider (WHDP).
If not already assigned to a WHDP in the clinic of their choosing, Women Veterans have the option to request a change in providers. Women Veterans who wish to be assigned to a Women's Health Designated Provider, should contact the Women's Health Center at (702) 791-9000 x14358.
Personal Health Inventory
First Time Women's Health Center patients are encouraged to fill out this Personal Health Inventory and discuss with the Primary Care Provider.
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Women Veterans enrolled data. As of September 30, 2012, data indicated the number of women Veterans within VASNHS’s catchment area was 17,443 (based upon the National Center for Veterans Analysis and Statistics FY12 data).
Best Care Anywhere video - Veterans Health Administration Youtube video on how VA is caring for Women Veterans
- Harrybelle Durant Stark - World War I Nurse
- Rosalyn Yalow - VA's Nobel Prize Winner
- Billie Dentremont, U.S. Coast Guard, WWII military recruiter
- Trish LaRock Barrett, U.S. Air Force Reserves Retired - Vietnam Era
- Sheila Tuttle, U.S. Navy Retired Desert_Storm_Chief_Petty_Officer
- Carolyn Lababit Esquibel, U.S. Navy Retired, Mt. Pinatubo, Philippines Volcano Survivor
- Christiana Crawford, U.S. Marines, IRAQ War, VASNHS’s Chiropractic Clinical Rotation Program Student
- Kaelyn Klass, U.S. Army, Iraq War
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.