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VA Illiana Health Care System, Danville, Illinois

 

Women Veterans

About the Program

Women who have served in the Armed Forces are eligible for a variety of veterans benefits. VA actively encourages women to utilize the benefits due them.

The VA Illiana Health Care System Women's Health Program targets programs and facilities to meet the unique needs of female veterans.

Services Offered

VA Illiana Health Care System services for women include:

  • Gynecology services
  • Breast exams and mammography
  • Reproductive health care
  • Menopause treatment

Primary Care Services:

  • Annual Examinations
  • High Blood Pressure Management
  • Diabetes Management
  • Cholesterol Management
  • Anemia Testing
  • Flu Vaccines
  • Thryoid Screening

Other Services:

  • Weight Loss Program - MOVE
  • Smoking Cessation Program
  • PTSD Counseling
  • MST Counseling
  • Telehealth

Patients will be referred to other VA facilities or to the community for any service not available at VA Illiana Health Care System.

 

For Women Veterans, VA is Here

Women Veteran Program Managers are available at each VA Medical Center nationwide to assist women Veterans and coordinate services. Women Veterans who are interested in receiving care at VA should contact the nearest VA Medical Center.

Women Veterans are assigned to a designated Women’s Health Primary Care Provider who can provide general primary care and is specially trained or experienced in women’s care.

Honor, Loyalty, Pride in Service, Patriot, Leader, Military Experience. VA knows women Veterans - what's invisible to most is visible to VA

Whole Health - It's All About You

VA’s Whole Health System offers women Veterans proactive and personalized health care—empowering you to achieve your greatest level of health and well-being. Whole Health means the Whole You. From integrative health approaches like stress reduction, nutrition, and health coaching, to traditional clinical care and complementary health approaches—your journey to Whole Health starts here.

Well-Being Programs

Proactive, integrative health approaches such as:

  • Health coaching
  • Mind-body therapies and stress reduction
  • Mindfulness
  • Nutrition and weight management
  • Peer support and community resources
  • Programs to stop spoking
  • Physical therapy and chiropractic services

General Health

You will be at the center of a Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT). A provider, nurse, and others will engage with you to manage your health care.

  • Primary care: includes general medical care for acute and chronic conditions, such as chronic pain, high blood pressure, and diabetes
  • Preventive care: includes immunizations and cancer screenings, such as mammogram, Pap, and colonoscopy
  • Gender-specific care
  • Birth control
  • Family planning and preconception counseling
  • Maternity and newborn care (first 7 days after birth)
  • Osteoporosis screening and management

Gynecology Health Services

Evaluation and treatment for:

  • Abnormal Pap test
  • Abnormal uterine bleeding
  • Infertility
  • Pelvic pain
  • Gynecologic cancers

Mental Health

Evaluation, counseling, and treatment for:

  • Depression, mood, and anxiety disorders
  • Alcohol and drug use and addiction
  • Coping with illness
  • Intimate partner violence/sexual and domestic abuse
  • Military sexual trauma (MST)
  • Parenting and caregiver concerns
  • Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Stress adjustment from deployment

Specialty Care

  • Management of chronic or complex conditions, including heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and fibromyalgia, as well as HIV/AIDS and hepatitis
  • Surgery programs available at most Medical Centers
  • Rehabilitation, homebound, and long-term care VA referrals are given to those in need of rehabilitation therapies, such as physical therapy, occupational therapy

VA referrals are given to those in need of rehabilitation therapies, such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech-language therapy, exercise therapy, recreational therapy, and vocational therapy.

Contact

Joyce Brunt, M.D.
Women's Health Director
1900 E. Main Street, Station 14, Danville, IL 61832
217-554-3664

Ebun Croom-Osaze, PA-C
Women's Veterans Program Manager
1900 E. Main Street, Station 14, Danville, IL 61832
217-554-3664

Gregory Raff, M.D.
Chief Gynecologist
1900 E. Main Street, Station 14, Danville, IL 61832
217-554-3664

Mellissa Forman
Program Assistant Mammogram Coordinator
1900 E. Main Street, Station 14, Danville, IL 61832
217-554-3664

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