V.A. Boston Healthcare System for Women Veterans

Filed Under: Physical and Mental Health, Veterans, Women
Location
150 South Huntington Avenue
Boston, ma 02130
Phone
Phone: 1-800-865-3384
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Online
Website
Who to Contact
Women Veterans Program Manager
Services

These programs are part of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Healthcare Administration.

The Women Veterans Program provides a wide spectrum of care to women Veterans, including primary care, gynecology, mammography, mental health care (inpatient, residential, transitional, and outpatient), services for those who have experienced intimate partner violence and/or sexual assault, surgical services, inpatient medical, spinal cord injury and nursing home level of care.  To be referred to the nearest Women Veterans Program Manager, call or text the Women Veterans Call Center.

Women Veterans Call Center and Chat: The WVCC staff is trained to provide women Veterans, their families, and caregivers about VA services and resources. The call is free, and you can call as often as you like until you have the answers to your questions. The Call Center is available Mon. – Fri. 8am – 10pm ET, and on Saturdays from 8am – 6:30pm ET. There is also a chat function available during the same hours. Contact: 1-855-VA-Women (1-855-829-6636).

Trust House: Trust (Transitional Residence Utilizing Support and Treatment) House is a therapeutic residential program that offers secure and affordable housing along with a communal atmosphere in a treatment-focused setting in Jamaica Plain. The residence is home for seven women veterans and two house managers. Each resident participates fully in the daily operations of the house (including food shopping, cleaning, gardening, laundry, and cooking). The TRUST House specializes in the treatment of women with PTSD as well as depression, substance abuse, anxiety, dissociation, and homelessness. Contact (For all mental health and substance abuse services): 800-865-3384 x62556 or x 61778

Women’s Comprehensive Primary Care and Gynecology: High quality and convenient health care for women veterans all throughout the greater Boston area. Services include:  

  • Routine medical care
  • Breast health and mammography
  • Cholesterol and blood pressure screening
  • Contraception and family planning
  • Gynecology services
  • Medication management
  • Menopause management
  • Osteoporosis treatment, including bone density studies
  • Primary care Behavioral Health
  • Post-menopausal care
  • Women’s Pain Clinic
  • Social Work Services
  • Urinary incontinence management  and Pelvic Floor PT
  • Urgent Care
  • Whole Health Coaching
  • Coordination of care including referral to: specialty clinics, mammography, bone density, ultrasound, menopause treatment

Contact: To reach the Patient Call Center, dial 1-800-865-3384, available 24 hours per day.
Primary Care Hours: Mon.– Fri. 8am – 4pm with additional hours at select locations.

Women’s Trauma Recovery Team:  The Women’s Trauma Recovery Team (WTRT) is an outpatient mental health clinic that offers evidence-based, recovery-oriented outpatient services for PTSD and other trauma-related issues. Veterans served by WTRT represent diversity on all dimensions – race, ethnicity, country of origin, first language, age, ability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression – and strives to be a safe and inclusive program where the inherent rights and dignity of all are valued, honored, and respected. Services include individual and group psychotherapies, comprehensive diagnostic assessments, and psychiatry. Contact: 857-364-4012.

If VA Boston Healthcare System is unable to provide a needed service, they will assist you to find the care you need elsewhere.

Service hours

Varies by program

Other Locations

Edith Norse Rogers VA Medical Center – Women Veterans Program
200 Springs Road, Bedford, MA 01730
Tel (781) 687-2000
Toll-Free 1-800-VETMED1 (800-838-6331)
Fax (781) 687-2101

VA Central Western Massachusetts – Women Veterans Program
421 North Main Street, Leeds, MA 01053-9764
413-584-4040, Ext. 2288
Phone: (413) 584-4040
VA CWM HCS Call Center at 413-582-3027
Fax: (413) 582-3121

Community Housing options for Women Veterans also include:

Soldier On: House on the Northampton VA campus in Leeds, MA that is especially for women veterans. The program provides resident veterans with treatment and recovery from drug and alcohol addictions along with medical services.

Veterans Inc.: Two housing programs in Worcester that offer alcohol and drug-free environments coupled with case management.
6 Sheridan Street, Worcester, MA 01610
508-791-3286
www.veteransinc.org

Women’s Dorms at Chelsea Soldiers’ Home: The Chelsea Soldiers’ Home has a private and secure dormitory wing specifically for female veterans who can live in an independent setting and who require minimal assistance with the activities of daily living. For eligibility requirements and to apply, contact the Soldiers’ Home.
Chelsea Soldiers’ Home
91 Crest Avenue, Chelsea, MA 02150
617-884-5660
www.mass.gov/che

Lt. Pamela D. Donovan Memorial Residence for Women: A newly-renovated dormitory at the New England Center for Homeless Veterans. Renovated in 2007, the 16-bed dormitory has new floors, ceilings, tiling, bathroom facilities, and television room.
New England Center for Homeless Veterans
17 Court Street, Boston, MA 02108
(617) 371-1800
info@nechv.org, www.nechv.org

Requirements & Restrictions

For female veterans, V.A. eligible. If unsure of V.A. eligibility, call for more information.
To speak to someone in our eligibility office, please call:

  • Brockton Campus: (774) 826-2515 or (774) 826-2513
  • Jamaica Plain Campus: (857) 364-5269
  • West Roxbury Campus: (857) 203-5463 or (857) 203-3167

All veterans are encouraged to enroll in the VA Health Care System. https://www.boston.va.gov/patients/eligibility.asp

Transportation

While every effort is made to provide current and accurate information for the agency descriptions and hours of operation, it is recommended to call the agency to verify the information before visiting.

Last updated January 4, 2021

Alert

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