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Northport VA Medical Center

 

Women Veterans

The Women's Wellness Center is the perfect setting for the delivery of state-of-the-art gender specific healthcare at Northport VAMC. In the Center one will find Women's Primary Care and Gynecology Clinics available as well as psychology, social work, and nutrition services. Preventive health screenings (breast and pelvic exams, Pap smear, HPV and STD testing, etc.), health education, specialty clinic referrals, are readily accessible to all eligible women. From infertility interventions (limited in scope), contraceptive needs, to menopause management, women's healthcare is provided by skilled, sensitive and caring VA clinicians. Referrals can be made for eligible women veterans to receive maternity care with Stony Brook University Dept. of OB/GYN. Also, mammography services are accessed for eligible participants at 4 of Long Island's finest providers of full spectrum breast healthcare services.

For more information, please call Northport's Women Wellness Center at 631-544-5314.

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:

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Primary Care

  • 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.

Specialty Care

  • 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.

Contact

Amanda Sokolowski, LCSW
Military Sexual Trauma Coordinator
631-216-4400 Ext. 7012

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