Women Veterans’ Services
New York State’s Division of Veterans’ Affairs has a designated Women Veterans Program Coordinator (WVPC). Her job is the identification, development, planning, organization, and coordination of all statewide programs and services to ensure that they are meeting the needs of Women Veterans and that Women Veterans are receiving the full array of benefits that they have earned. She travels throughout the state to assist Women Veterans and to educate others in an effort to normalize the experience of Women Veterans.
Women Veterans may qualify for healthcare coverage through the VA, including (but not limited to) annual wellness exams, mammograms, pre-natal care, and assistance with nursing. Each VA hospital and Community-Based Outpatient Clinic has a designated Women Veterans Program Manager who is dedicated to ensuring that women get the care they need at any VA facility.
In 1994, the VA established a Center for Women Veterans. More information about the center can be found at http://www.va.gov/womenvet. The VA also maintains a Women Veterans Call Center which can be reached at 1855-VAWOMEN, (1-855-829-6636). They are open from Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m., and Saturday, 8:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m. The
WVPC is accredited by the VA to file claims for VA benefits. If you would prefer to discuss your benefits questions with a female Veterans Benefits Advisor or would like to receive more information about events in New York State specific to Women Veterans contact her directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.