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Women Veterans Information

Women represent an irreplaceable, valuable part of the armed forces of the United States. Despite their significant contributions, many former servicewomen have neglected to apply for the benefits they have rightfully earned. Many people, including those women who served their country, mistakenly believe that they are not considered "veterans". 

In the State of Idaho, there are an estimated 10,000 women veterans.

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Every VA facility is committed to meeting the unique needs of women veterans by delivering the highest quality of care to each woman, while offering her the privacy, dignity, and sensitivity to gender-specific needs that she deserves. Local VA facilities have full time Women Veterans Program Managers ready to assist you in getting timely access to the health care you need.

General Health Services 

Primary Care, gynecological care, maternity care, birth control, infertility evaluation and treatment (excluding in-vitro fertilization), menopause evaluation and treatment, osteoporosis screening and treatment, cancer screenings, mammograms, wellness and healthy living, nutrition and weight management and stop smoking programs

Mental Health Services

Management of depression, anxiety and stress, adjustment from deployment, counseling and treatment for: military sexual trauma, parenting and caregiver issues, violence and alcohol and alcohol and drug dependence

Special programs

Include services for homeless veterans, links to job and career counseling and the MOVE! (Managing Obesity in Veterans Everywhere) program

Boise VAMC: Jana Iverson, RN, MSN, (208) 422-1000 x4272; Boise Women Veterans Clinic (208) 422-1000

Salt Lake City VAMC: Gina Painter, LCSW (801) 582-1565 ext 5423; SLC Women Veterans Clinic (801) 582-1565 ext 2613

Spokane VAMC: Julie Liss, RN, BSN (509) 434-7608

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In August 2017, Hurricane Harvey forced the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to cancel the majority of events scheduled for their National Women Veterans Summit held in Houston, Texas. Consequently, VA will be hosting live webinars for discussions and panels that were cancelled. The webinars will be available to watch and/or live stream from VA’s website beginning October 23, 2017. Topics to be covered will include employment, health care, local and federal resources and more.

Learn more and see the webinar schedule.

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