Information provided by the VA San Diego Women’s Health Care Site
There are far more men than women Veterans in the VA system. For this reason, many women Veterans are not aware of resources offered just for them. Many women Veterans prefer treatment with other women. Research shows that people often do better in treatment with others that are more like them. As a result, mental health services just for women are offered in many VA’s across the country.
Women Veterans Health Care Program
The Women Veterans Health Care Program was specifically created to addresses the health care needs of women Veterans and works to ensure that timely, equitable, high-quality, comprehensive health care services are provided in a sensitive and safe environment at VA health facilities nationwide. Their goal is to be a national leader in the provision of health care for women, thereby raising the standard of care for all women.
To fulfill this mission, Women Veterans Health Care works to make certain that all eligible women Veterans requesting VA care are assured of:
- Comprehensive primary care by a proficient and interested primary care provider
- Privacy, safety, dignity, and sensitivity to gender-specific needs
- The right care in the right place and time
- State-of-the-art health care equipment and technology
- High-quality preventive and clinical care, equal to that provided to male Veterans
Priorities: Our strategic priorities focus on six pillars designed to deliver the best health care services to all women Veterans:
- Comprehensive primary care
- Women’s health education
- Reproductive health
- Communication and partnerships
- Women’s health research
- Special populations
VA Women Veterans Program Managers
Every VA Medical Center in the country has a Women Veterans Program Manager. This person is your advocate. She can help you access VA services and programs, state and federal benefits, and resources in the area where you live.
If you need help related to women-specific VA services in the San Diego area, contact Jennifer Roberts the VA San Diego Women’s Health Program Manager at
(858) 642-3676 or e-mail Jennifer.Roberts8@va.gov
You can also contact The Department of Veterans Affairs Center for Women Veterans at
(202) 273-6193 or visit their website at: womenshealth.va.gov
Resources for Women Veterans
VA Women Veterans Healthcare
For appointments: (619) 400-5067
Program Manager: Jennifer Roberts, (858) 642-3676
Comprehensive healthcare programs help address the unique needs of female veterans. Services include medical and surgical care as well
as mental health resources.
VA Military Sexual Trauma Program
Coordinator: Carolyn Allard, (619) 400-5189
VA San Diego offers a variety of services to assist veterans who have experienced military sexual trauma. The program provides treatment for all mental and physical health conditions related to MST, including depression, anxiety and physical pan.
Benefits Information for Women Veterans
Website provides links to information about obtaining veterans benefits, including employment services, education programs, and disability compensation. Also offers information and resources for issues specific to women veterans.
American Women Veterans
Offers resources for childcare, employment, education, housing, and other issues pertinent to women veterans.
Grace After Fire
Provides an online community tailored to connecting women veterans with one another and with support services. The program provides therapeutic support services and peer counselling, and offers updated resources.
The Safe Helpline provides crisis support for service members affected by sexual assault. The helpline provides live, 24-hour, one-on-one support and information, and can be accessed online, by telephone, or through text messages.
WOVEN – Women Veterans Empowerment Network
Global online community supporting women veterans and their families in transitioning from military service. Offers social support and access to information and resources.
Double Up Program
6842 Newbold Court
San Diego, CA 92111
Helps female veterans and their families to acquire and maintain affordable, permanent housing by matching them to shared house rentals. The program identifies suitable rentals and works with landlords to provide separate leases, forgo credit checks and negotiate security deposits. Provides household get set up, with furnishings, bedding, kitchen supplies, etc.