Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System
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
For Women Veterans, VA is Here
Women Veteran Program Managers are available at each VA Medical Center nationwide to assist women Veterans and coordinate services. Women Veterans who are interested in receiving care at VA should contact the nearest VA Medical Center.
Women Veterans are assigned to a designated Women’s Health Primary Care Provider who can provide general primary care and is specially trained or experienced in women’s care.
Whole Health - It's All About You
VA’s Whole Health System offers women Veterans proactive and personalized health care—empowering you to achieve your greatest level of health and well-being. Whole Health means the Whole You. From integrative health approaches like stress reduction, nutrition, and health coaching, to traditional clinical care and complementary health approaches—your journey to Whole Health starts here.
Proactive, integrative health approaches such as:
- Health coaching
- Mind-body therapies and stress reduction
- Nutrition and weight management
- Peer support and community resources
- Programs to stop smoking
- Physical therapy and chiropractic services
You will be at the center of a Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT). A provider, nurse, and others will engage with you to manage your health care.
- Primary care: includes general medical care for acute and chronic conditions, such as chronic pain, high blood pressure, and diabetes
- Preventive care: includes immunizations and cancer screenings, such as mammogram, Pap, and colonoscopy
- Gender-specific care
- Birth control
- Family planning and preconception counseling
- Maternity and newborn care (first 7 days after birth)
- Osteoporosis screening and management
Gynecology Health Services
Evaluation and treatment for:
- Abnormal Pap test
- Abnormal uterine bleeding
- Pelvic pain
- Gynecologic cancers
Evaluation, counseling, and treatment for:
- Depression, mood, and anxiety disorders
- Alcohol and drug use and addiction
- Coping with illness
- Intimate partner violence/sexual and domestic abuse
- Military sexual trauma (MST)
- Parenting and caregiver concerns
- Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Stress adjustment from deployment
- Management of chronic or complex conditions, including heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and fibromyalgia, as well as HIV/AIDS and hepatitis
- Surgery programs available at most Medical Centers
- Rehabilitation, homebound, and long-term care VA referrals are given to those in need of rehabilitation therapies, such as physical therapy, occupational therapy
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.