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Women Veterans Health Care

Our full time Women Veterans Program Manager, Katherine Mason, is here specifically to help you. She can be contacted by phone at (317) 988-4642, and she is located within the facility in Room C-2103.

 

Services Offered

Richard L. Roudebush (Indianapolis) VA Medical Center services for women include:

  • Primary Care
  • Cervical Cancer Screening
  • Mammogram (fee-basis service)
  • Reproductive Health Care
  • Birth Control
  • Menstrual Problems
  • Referrals for Maternity Care
  • Infertility Evaluation
  • Menopause Evaluation and Treatment
  • Osteoporosis Screening and Treatment
  • Treatment of Vaginitis and Sexually Transmitted Infections
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy
  • Women’s Health Pharmacist

Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) consists of your primary care provider, mental health provider, social worker, medical support assistant and nursing staff. Our facility provides comprehensive women’s health primary care, where women Veterans receive routine primary care, gender-specific care, mental health, & social work services in a single location and on a single visit. Each of our primary care clinics has Designated Women Health Providers who offer primary care as well as routine gender-specific care (i.e. clinical breast exam, pap smear, birth control, menopause care, etc.) Congress has determined that VA cannot provide abortions.

Mental Health Services including management of depression, anxiety, and stress, as well as counseling and treatment for post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), military sexual trauma (MST), and substance abuse. Services available include individual therapy, group therapy, support groups, and psychiatric medication evaluation and treatment. Groups specifically designed to meet the needs of women Veterans are also available.   Jennifer Fox is the local Women Veterans Mental Health Champion, 317-988-2567.

Some women and men have experienced sexual harassment or sexual assault during their military service. VA refers to these experiences as military sexual trauma, or MST. Like other types of trauma, MST can negatively impact a person's mental and physical health, even many years later. Jennifer Fox is the MST Coordinator, 317-988-3449.

OB services are provided through fee-basis providers in the private sector. Our maternity coordinator, Christie Pronzato, 317-988-4917, will assist in the coordination of OB services.

Newborn care may be included for the first seven days after the delivery. Referrals will be given for maternity care in the private sector.

Gynecology Specialty

Our GYN Specialty Clinic provides  gynecologic services - many of the procedures and surgeries are done on site. These gynecological services are available through consults initiated by your primary care providers. The GYN Clinic phone number is (317) 988-4917.



Women Veterans Hotline

On April 23, 2013, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) launched its new Women Veterans hotline—1-855-VA-WOMEN (1-855-829-6636)—an incoming call center that receives and responds to questions from women Veterans, their families, and caregivers across the nation about available VA services and resources.

“The Women Veterans Call Center is aimed at increasing women Veterans’ knowledge of all VA services and benefits that they deserve,” said Krista Stephenson, Army Veteran and Women Veterans Call Center Director.


Women Veterans Registry

Please register yourself as a Hoosier Woman Veteran. The registry is strictly confidential and used as a database to disseminate information among the Hoosier Women Veteran population. It serves as an informational bridge to connect you to the numerous resources and benefits that are available and that you are entitled to: Hoosier Women Veterans Registry

 


 

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

Katherine Mason
Women Veterans Program Manager
Indianapolis VAMC, Room C-2013
317-988-4642

Jennifer Fox
Military Sexual Trauma (MST) Coordinator
Indianapolis VAMC, 5th floor, D wing
317-988-3449

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