Women Veterans - Jesse Brown VA Medical Center
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Jesse Brown VA Medical Center

 

Women Veterans

The Jesse Brown VA Medical Center is committed to meeting the unique needs of women Veterans by delivering the highest quality health care to each woman, while offering her the privacy and dignity she deserves. The Women Veterans Health Center, located on the second floor of the Ogden Building, is designed to be a “one stop shop” for gender-specific health and mental health care. Each woman Veteran is assigned to a team of dedicated providers and nurses who form a collaborative partnership with the patient. The provider team utilizes a patient centered approach and encourages women Veterans to establish health care goals to create a patient-driven treatment plan. The provider team coordinates all health care services for the patient, including onsite specialty care, inpatient care, and Non-VA Care to ensure continuity of care. Women Veterans also have access to integrative medicine providers, functional medicine providers, and general wellness activities. The Women Veterans Health Center is eager to serve all who served, including lesbians, bisexual women and transgender women and men.

There are four Community Based Outpatient Centers (CBOC) affiliated with the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, and each CBOC has a Women’s Health Provider available to provide comprehensive women’s health care. Patients who are new to the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center may register at the main facility or a CBOC.

Health Care Services include:

  • Primary Care
  • Gynecological Care
  • Maternity Care/Newborn Care
  • Birth Control
  • Infertility Evaluation and Treatment
  • Osteoporosis Screening and Treatment
  • Cancer Screening
  • Mammograms
  • Wellness and Health Living
  • Nutrition and Weight Management
  • Smoking Cesation Services

Mental Health Care Services include:

  • Management of Depression, Anxiety, and Stress
  • Adjustment from Deployment
  • Women's Only Group Services

Counseling and Treatment for:

  • Military Sexual Trauma Evaluation
  • Parenting and Caregiver Issues
  • Intimate Partner Violence and Abuse
  • Alcohol and Drug Dependence

 Special Programs include:

  • Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Educational Opportunities
  • Links to Job and Carerr Counseling
  • Services for Homeless Veterans
  • MOVE! Weight Management Program
  • Minority Veterans Advocacy
  • Chaplain Services
  • Healing Touch
  • Recreation Therapy
  • Art and Music Therapy

A full-time Women Veterans Program Manager (WVPM) is ready to assist you in getting timely access to the health care and resources you need. The WVPM is accessible by phone or email and is located in the Women Veterans Health Center.

For general information about VA services for Women Veterans, please visit www.womenshealth.va.gov or call the National Women Veterans Call Center at 1-855-VA-WOMEN.

 

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

Women Veterans Health Center
820 S. Damen Avenue, Chicago, IL 60612
312-569-6784

Asya Brodsky
Women Veterans Program Manager
820 S. Damen Avenue, Chicago, IL 60612
312-569-5933

Ellen Koucky, Ph.D
Staff Psychologist and MST Coordinator
Jesse Brown VA Medical Center
312-569-7032

She Wore These
Women Veterans Call Center: 1-855-VA-WOMEN