New Mexico VA Health Care System
The Women's Health Care Program is committed to meeting the unique needs of Women Veterans by delivering the highest quality health care to each woman. The Women’s Comprehensive Care Clinic offers women Veterans privacy, dignity, and sensitivity to gender-specific care. Our goal is to provide seamless medical care to every woman Veteran. The New Mexico VA Health Care facility has a full-time Women Veterans Program Manager ready to assist you in getting timely access to meet your care needs.
New Mexico VA Health Care System Services include the following:
- Comprehensive Primary Care
- Wellness and Healthy Living
- Birth Control
- Gynecological Care
- Urogynecologic Care
- Maternity Care
- Geriatric Care
- Cancer Screenings
- Stop Smoking Program
- Infertility Evaluation and Treatment
- Menopause Evaluation and Treatment
- Osteoporosis Screening and Treatment
- Nutrition and Weight Management
- Management of Depression, Anxiety and Stress
- Adjustment from Deployment (OEF/OIF/OND)
- Counseling and Treatment for Military Sexual Trauma (MST); Intimate Partner Violence (IPV); Abuse; Parenting and Caregiver Issues; Alcohol and Drug Dependence
- Vocational Rehabilitation
- Educational Opportunities
- Links to Job and Career Counseling
- Services for Homeless Veterans
- MOVE Program - Managing Obesity
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Please call (505)-265-1711, Ext. 2679 or (800)-465-8262, Ext. 2679 to speak to the Women Veterans Program Manager. 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:
- General care includes screening, care and management of chronic conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer, glandular disorders, osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, health evaluation and counseling for weight control, smoking cessation, substance abuse, nutrition, and disease prevention counseling.
- Reproductive health care includes maternity care, infertility evaluation with limited treatment; treatment of sexually transmitted diseases such as HIV/AIDS and hepatitis, tubal ligation, urinary incontinence, treatment for gender-specific primary care concerns such as cervical cancer screenings (Pap smears), breast cancer screenings (mammograms), birth control, preconception counseling, Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, and menopausal support (hormone replacement therapy). VA is prohibited by legislative authority from providing either in-vitro fertilization or pregnancy termination (abortion) services.
- 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 may experience repeated sexual harassment or sexual assault during their military service. Special services are available to women who have experienced MST. The VA’s Military Sexual Trauma Coordinator provides free, confidential counseling and treatment for mental and physical health conditions related to MST. More information is available about MST at the National Women Veterans Health Care Program and the VHA Office of Mental Health.
- 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 and limited to those meeting specific requirements.
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 spoking
- 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.