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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
  • Military Sexual Trauma
  • Mental Health Services
  • Substance Abuse Services
  • Homeless Services

The TVHS Women Veterans Program also offers monthly group classes to enrolled Veterans. Check out the "Healthy Kitchen" courses and LAMAZE classes for expecting mothers. These groups classes consist of activities like yoga, arts and crafts, gardening and visiting historical landmarks throughout Tennessee. Women Veterans can also learn more and participate in Whole Health, a philosophical approach to health care and well-being. Whole Health focuses on what matters to you rather than what's the matter with you. 

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
Carolyn.Smith10@va.gov


For Women Veterans, VA is Here

VA welcomes women Veterans. We are committed to providing high-quality services in a sensitive and safe environment at all VA facilities. Women Veteran Program Managers are available at each VA medical center to assist women Veterans with questions and coordinate services (see contact information on this page).

Each woman Veteran is assigned a Women’s Health Primary Care Provider. These experienced providers are trained to deliver comprehensive primary care, as well as routine women’s health care. You will be at the center of a Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) where a provider, nurse, and others will work with you to manage your health care:

  • Primary care: general medical care for acute and chronic conditions, such as chronic pain, high blood pressure, and diabetes
  • Preventive care: immunizations and cancer screenings (breast and cervical), osteoporosis screening and management
  • Gender-specific care
  • Birth control, family planning, and preconception counseling

Learn more about the gender-specific services VA has to offer

Women Veterans Call Center

The Women Veterans Call Center provides women Veterans information about VA services and resources, benefits, and eligibility. The toll-free line is available Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m. ET and on Saturdays 8:00 a.m.–6:30 p.m. ET. Please see our Women Veterans Call Center website or call 855-VA-WOMEN (855-829-6636). Call, chat, or text are all available.

Contact

Carolyn K. Smith, LCSW
Women Veteran's Program Manager
1310 24th Ave South, Nashville, TN 37212
615-327-4751 Ext. 63020
Carolyn.Smith10@va.gov

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