Women Veterans - Tennessee Valley Healthcare System
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Women Veterans

Women who have served in the Armed Forces are eligible for a variety of veterans benefits and healthcare services. VA actively encourages women veterans to utilize the benefits and healthcare services they earned through their service to our country.

VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System targets programs and facilities to meet the unique needs of female veterans.

Health Services Offered

Women Veterans may be assigned to primary care providers in gender-neutral clinics throughout the healthcare system at any site where primary care is offered in our Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs).  Primary care providers with specialized training in women’s health, known as Women’s Health PCPs, are also available at many of these locations.  Women veterans who are not already assigned to a Women’s Health PCP may request to be transferred to one.

VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System's health services for women include:

  • Routine Outpatient and Inpatient Medical Care for Acute and Chronic Conditions
  • Preventive Screenings and Immunizations
  • Gynecology Services
  • Complete Breast Care Services
  • Maternity Care
  • Mental Health Services
  • Substance Abuse Services
  • Homeless Services
The TVHS Women Veterans Program also offers monthly group classes to enrolled Veterans. These groups classes consist of activities like yoga, arts and crafts, gardening and visiting historical landmarks throughout Tennessee.

Women Veterans Centers

Two Women Veterans Centers are available at VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System.  These Women Veteran Clinics provide a full array of services including: Primary Care Outpatient Services for the treatment of acute and chronic medical conditions; Healthy Living Services-including Immunizations, Smoking Cessation Assistance, Weight Management and Stress Management; Cancer Screening and more.  The clinics is located at 1919 Charlotte Avenue Suite 300 in Nashville and in Building 106 at the Alvin C. York Campus in Murfreesboro.

Women Veteran’s Program Manager:

Carolyn K. Smith, LCSW
Women Veterans Program Manager (11WV)
1310 24th Ave South
ACRE Building, F201-D
Nashville, TN 37212
615-327-4751 x 63020

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.

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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 smoking
  • 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.


Carolyn K. Smith, LCSW
Women Veteran's Program Manager
1310 24th Ave South, Nashville, TN 37212
615-327-4751 Ext. 63020

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