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Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System


Women Veterans

About the Woman Veterans Program

The Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System (CAVHS) Women Veterans Health Program is designed to provide high quality, compassionate and comprehensive health care to women Veterans in Arkansas. It is our desire to meet the medical, and mental health needs of female Veterans in an environment that is comfortable, and private. We are committed to serving women Veterans to improve the care and services provided by working with them to address any healthcare concerns they may have. If you are a Veteran, a spouse of a military retiree, or spouse of a 100% service connected disabled Veteran, you may also qualify for primary care. Call the Women Veterans program manager at 501-257-6725, Eligibility at 501-257-5656, or 1-800-224-8387 for more information.


  • Designated Women’s Healthcare providers who are interested and proficient in Women’s Healthcare are available in the Women’s Clinic, Primary Care Clinic, and Community Based Outpatient Clinics.
  • Age specific routine health assessments.
  • Health evaluation, counseling and disease prevention for nutrition, weight management (MOVE), exercise, smoking cessation and substance
  • Maternity benefits (outsourcing of prenatal care
  • Evaluations and referrals for mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, mood disorders, post deployment adjustment, anger management, sexual trauma, elder abuse and/or neglect, parenting issues, family/caregiver stressors, care coordination, and resource information
  • Bone Density screening
  • Breast Imaging Center
  • Management of pharmacologic issues related to conception, pregnancy and lactation.
  • Menopause management.
  • Osteoporosis diagnosis and management.
  • Gynecology care

Other Resources

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.


Women Veterans Program
John L. McClellan VA Medical Center 1st Floor, 4300 West 7th Street , Little Rock, AR 72205

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