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Women Veterans

Women Veterans Healthcare Survey

The Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs (ODVA) is pleased to announce the release of the Women Veterans Health Care Study 2016, a comprehensive review of physical and mental health care services for Oregon women veterans that includes findings and recommendations for changes to improve delivery, accessibility and use of health care services. The Oregon Legislature initiated the study through House Bill 2539 that Governor Kate Brown signed into law in 2015. Please do not hesitate to reach out to our team at ODVA if we can help answer any questions regarding the study or services for Oregon’s women veterans.​


Link to read the report online

ODVA Women Veterans Health Care Study October 2016.pdf

Women Veterans Listening Tour

Women Veterans Healthcare 

Women veterans are eligible for the same VA benefits as male veterans. Comprehensive health services are available to women veterans including primary care, specialty care, mental health care and reproductive health care services VA provides management of acute and chronic illnesses, preventive care, contraceptive services, menopause management, and cancer screenings, including pap smear and mammograms, and gynecology. 

Maternity care is covered in the Medical Benefits package to include care for newborn children of women veterans for up to 7 days after birth. VA is also mandated to implement pilot programs to provide child care to women veterans receiving medical care, and to provide readjustment services to women veterans. Infertility evaluation and limited treatments also are available. 

Expanding Healthcare services for women veterans is requiring VA to report to Congress on its comprehensive assessment of the barriers in providing health care to women veterans.  VA is required to train its mental health providers in the treatment of military sexual trauma.

Women Veterans Program Managers are available at all VA facilities to help veterans seeking treatment and benefits.

Women Veteran Healthcare Task Force 
During the 2009 Legislative Session, HB 2718 was passed forming the Task Force on Women Veterans' Health Care, tasking the group with studying the healthcare needs of women veterans, including but not limited to mental health, in-patient treatment, appropriate care with state and federal systems, as well as identifying gaps in services key to successfully treating women veterans and their gender specific healthcare needs.  The task force submitted their findings in October of 2010.  Read the report here.


Women Veteran Email List 

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Contact the ODVA Women Veterans Coordinator 

To contact ODVA's Women Veterans Coordinator with questions or for a speaking event, presentation, community partner meeting, or other concern, please email  orwomenvets@odva.state.or.us