What services are available to women veterans?
A full continuum of comprehensive medical services including:
How do I enroll to receive gender-specific services including pap smear, mammography, prenatal and child care? Bring your DD214 to Admissions at the Denver VA Medical Center or to the check in counter in Colorado Springs on Spruce Street and Pueblo Clinics and complete a 1010EZ, Application for Health Benefits.
Who do I call for an appointment:? Denver 303-399-8020; Colorado Springs 719-327-5660; Pueblo 719-553-1000. If you are already enrolled as a Denver Women’s Clinic patient call 303-399-8020 x 3880.
Where can I get inpatient psychiatric care?
Contact your VA primary care provider or the local VA mental health program office for assistance. If you are already receiving care from a counselor/provider consult with him/her. If you are in crisis, contact 1800-273-TALK (8255) and press 1.
Where can I get treatment for conditions related to sexual assault or sexual harassment while in the military?
You may be eligible for Military Sexual Trauma (MST) related care. Every VA facility provides free care for mental and physical health conditions related to MST. To receive care, ask your VA provider for a referral to MST services.
What if I am a Vietnam Veteran and my child has a birth defect?
Children born to women Veterans who served in Vietnam may be eligible for monthly monetary benefits, medical care and vocational training if they have certain birth defects linked to their mother’s service. Contact your Veterans Service Officer for more information.
How do I obtain emergency assistance with payment of my utility bills, rent, mortgage, etc.?
Many local churches, Veterans organizations and community organizations may be able to assist veterans in need. In Denver:
What options are there for homeless veterans with children?
Contact the VA Homeless Coordinator, Social Work Services department or Women Veterans Program Manager at your local VA Medical Center or call 1-877-424-3838.
Where do I find research studies on women Veterans? Nancy Reichman, PhD University of Denver 303-871-2048; Deborah Kenny, PhD, RN, FAAN Beth El College of Nursing and Health Sciences University of Colorado, Colorado Springs 719-255-5170
VA Vocational Assistance
This program is for participants who are not Compensated Work Therapy clients, rather they are veterans who require assistnace to better facilitate theri own job search.
For more information contact the program manager: Dr. Jeff Scott 720-680-6464.
University of Denver: The Women’s College http://womenscollege.du.edu/veterans/ 1-855-go-to-twc
Women Veterans of Colorado
A non-profit organization providing a structure through which Colorado military women connect, network and seek mutual support among other military women. www.womenveteransofcolorado.com