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I'm not sure this should be posted here but if it goes somewhere better, pls ship it off.
I was at a Veteran Networking meeting last Friday put on by some members of Congress of the state of Oregon. It is a group of professionals who are creating a web of information to help veterans in Oregon.
In that meeting, a lady, Nancy Sloan (program manager), talked about how the VAMC's Women Veteran Health Care is expanding. I understand by the beginning of next year there should be a whole separate section with its own entrance built at the VAMC in Portland. It will be providing the following:
Annual Physical Exams
Cervical and Breast Cancer Screening
Health Living Guidance
Nutrition and Weight Management
Osteoporosis Evaluation and Treatment
Sexually Transmitted Infections Treatment
Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding
Tubal Ligations/Surgical Sterilization
Pelvic Pain Management
VA Maternity Benefits
Full Term Coverage including six week ost partum care
Mental Health Care
This section will have not only a women-only waiting room, but waiting rooms with more privacy for those who feel that need.
I believe she also said there would be a place to watch kids, changing tables, restrooms etc.
If someone wishes to contact someone, here are some numbers that are listed in the brochure that was passed out:
Portland Women Veterans Health Team
1-888-233-8305 x 54838
Nancy Sloan, DNP
Women Veterans Program Manager
1-888-233-8305 x 55595
Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom JProgram
She said to pass this information out to help the women veterans who are not using the system. I guess there are about 25000 women veterans with only about 6000 to 8000 actually using the system.
I figured it wouldn't hurt to mention it here for Portland, OR, not only for this region, but so other regions' residents might check with their hospitals to see if a similar program is being created.
Hope it helps.
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