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New York/New Jersey VA Health Care Network


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Women Veteran Services


Services for Women Veterans Include:
  • Obstetrics and Gynecological Services
    • Pelvic Exams
    • Pap Smears
    • Maternity Care
    • Hormone Replacement Therapy
    • Transvaginal Ultrasound
  • Mammography/Breast Care Services
    • Accredited Mammography Services (ACR)
    • Breast Ultrasound
    • Breast Surgery (biopsy, Mastectomies, Reconstruction)
    • Full Range of Cancer Treatment (Radiation Therapy, Chemotherapy)
  • Sexual Trauma Counseling
  • Primary Care
  • Bone Densitometry
  • Smoking Cessation Programs
  • Homeless Women Veterans Program
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation/Gender Specific Cardiology Care
  • Dietary Consultations
  • Persian Gulf Registry
  • Urinary Health/Incontinence/Biofeedback
  • Women's Substance Abuse Group
  • Domestic Violence Programs
Services for women Veterans are provided by VA providers or accredited community providers. Every woman Veteran has the right to a health care provide trained in women’s health. Women may also request a female or male provider at their discretion.

For information on general VA health care benefits please see the Veterans Health Benefits Booklet.

For more information contact your local Women Veterans Program Manager
Albany VA Medical Center
Women’s Wellness Center
Phone: (518) 626-5519
Women Veterans Program Manager
Carolyn Nugent
Phone: (518) 626-5519
e-mail: Carolyn Nugent ***

Bath VA Medical Center
Women’s Wellness Center
Phone: (607) 664-4635
Women Veterans Program Manager
Greta Ledgerwood RN BSN
(607) 664-4662
e-mail: Greta Ledgerwood ***

Buffalo VA Medical Center
Women’s Primary Care Wellness Center
Women Veterans Program Manager
Jill B. LaMantia, MSN, RN
(716) 862-8891
e-mail: Jill B. LaMantia ***

Canandaigua VA Medical Center
Information on women’s health services
Women Veterans Program Manager
Greta Ledgerwood RN BSN
(585) 393-7621
e-mail: Greta Ledgerwood ******

Syracuse VA Medical Center
Women’s Wellness Center
Phone: (315) 425-4652
Women Veterans Program Manager
Mary LaRussa, FNP-BC
(315) 425-4400 x53866
e-mail: Mary LaRussa ***

For Women Veterans, VA is Here

VA welcomes women Veterans. We are committed to providing high-quality services in a sensitive and safe environment at all VA facilities. Women Veteran Program Managers are available at each VA medical center to assist women Veterans with questions and coordinate services (see contact information on this page).

Each woman Veteran is assigned a Women’s Health Primary Care Provider. These experienced providers are trained to deliver comprehensive primary care, as well as routine women’s health care. You will be at the center of a Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) where a provider, nurse, and others will work with you to manage your health care:

  • Primary care: general medical care for acute and chronic conditions, such as chronic pain, high blood pressure, and diabetes
  • Preventive care: immunizations and cancer screenings (breast and cervical), osteoporosis screening and management
  • Gender-specific care
  • Birth control, family planning, and preconception counseling

Learn more about the gender-specific services VA has to offer

Women Veterans Call Center

The Women Veterans Call Center provides women Veterans information about VA services and resources, benefits, and eligibility. The toll-free line is available Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m. ET and on Saturdays 8:00 a.m.–6:30 p.m. ET. Please see our Women Veterans Call Center website or call 855-VA-WOMEN (855-829-6636). Call, chat, or text are all available.


Maureen Martin
Women Veterans Program Manager

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Women Veterans Call Center: 1-855-VA-WOMEN