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Miami VA Healthcare System

Women Veterans Health Care

Miami VAHS’s Commitment to Women Veterans

The Miami VA Healthcare System celebrated the grand opening of a new Breast Imaging Center at the Bruce W. Carter VA Medical Center Aug. 5, 2010. The new center is located in the Medical Center’s Radiology Department and will provide comprehensive breast imaging services for Women Veterans. Services offered at the new center include digital mammography, stereotactic core breast biopsy, breast ultrasound and ultrasound-guided breast biopsy, fine needle aspirations and cyst aspirations.

Program Mission

The Miami VA Healthcare System is committed to serving the comprehensive health care needs of Women Veterans.

Program Description

The Women's Health Program at the Miami VA Healthcare System provides comprehensive, equitable care to Women Veterans.  The program includes outpatient, inpatient and residential services.

Services Provided

Outpatient Services

Primary Care and Specialty Clinics:  Provides medical evaluation and treatment, including the following preventive, education and treatment services.

Primary Care

  • General health examinations
  • Osteoporosis risk assessment
  • Colorectal cancer screening
  • Cardiovascular risk assessment
  • Hypertension evaluation
  • Smoking cessation counseling
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Breast cancer evaluation and treatment
  • Sexual trauma referrals
  • Maternity care referrals (Fee Basis/Community providers) Newborn's care not included.
  • Social Work referrals
  • Vaccinations
  • Other treatment

Specialty Care

Women's Health Clinics

The Women's Health Clinic is located in Room A-105 on the first floor of Bldg. 1, from 8:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.
Women's Wellness Clinic:  The Women's Wellness Clinic provides high quality medical care for women, including comprehensive gynecological and medical evaluations and treatment.  Gender-related preventive care, especially for cancer is provided:

  • Pap smears
  • Breast examinations
  • Sexual transmitted disease screening
  • Family planning and contraception
  • Preventive health education, i.e. breast self examination and other health topics
    Mammography referrals

Gynecology Clinic

The Gynecology Clinic provides acute treatment and gynecologic assessment, surgical evaluation, post operative follow-up and ambulatory procedures (i.e. colposcopy). Menopausal counseling and treatment is available.  The clinic is available at the Medical Center and one day a week at the Broward OPC.

Other Services

Social Work

  • Psychosocial assessments
  • Referrals to VA and community resources
  • Outreach to community agencies and organizations

Screening Mammography: is performed by Radiology Service at the Medical Center and the Broward OPC.  Diagnostic mammography is available at the Medical Center.

Breast Clinic:  A Breast Clinic is available at the Medical Center one day a week to provide evaluations and follow-up.

Sexual Trauma Clinic:  A multi-disciplinary treatment team, including a psychiatrist, psychologist, and a social worker provides assessments, evaluations, and treatment for men and women who have a history of military sexual trauma.

Other Outpatient Mental Health Services:  Mental health services are available through consultation to Mental Health and Behavioral Science and Psychology Services for depression, anxiety, PTSD, substance abuse and other conditions.  A psychiatric clinic is available ½ day a week in the Women's Health Clinic.  Mental health services are also available within the Primary Care Teams at the Medical Center and the Outpatient Clinics.

Satellite and Community Based Outpatient Clinics:  The following satellite and CBOC's provide services for Women Veterans through Primary Care Teams:

Coral Springs VA CBOC
9900 W. Sample Road, Suite 100
Coral Springs, Fl. 33065
(954) 575-4940

Deerfield Beach VA CBOC
2100 S.W. 10th Street
Deerfield Beach, Fl. 33442
(954) 570-5572

Hollywood VA CBOC
3702 Washington St., Suite 201
Hollywood, Fl. 33021
(954) 986-1811

Homestead VA CBOC
950 Krome Ave., Suite 401
Homestead, Fl. 33030
(305) 248-0874

Key Largo VA CBOC
105662 Overseas Highway
Key Largo, Fl. 33037
(305) 451-0164

Key West CBOC
1350 Douglas Circle
Key West, Fl.  33030
(305) 293-4609

Broward OPC
9800 W. Commercial Blvd.
Sunrise, Fl. 33351
(954) 475-5500

Pembroke Pines VA CBOC
7369 Sheridan Street, Suite 102
Hollywood, Fl. 33024
(954) 894-1668

Other Outpatient Clinics/Programs
Health Care for Homeless Veterans
1492 West Flagler Street (1st Floor)
Miami, Florida 33135
(305) 541-5864

Outpatient Substance Abuse Clinic (OSAC)
1492 West Flagler Street (2nd Floor)
Miami, Florida 33135
(305) 541-8435

Inpatient Services: Inpatient services for Women Veterans are available in the following Services:  Medical, Surgical, Long-Term/Extended Care/Community Living Center, Spinal Cord Injury Unit and Mental Health & Behavioral Science.

Residential Services: Residential treatment programs are also available in Mental Health and Behavioral Science Service for mental stress, depression, substance abuse, PTSD, and other mental health issues.

Contact Us

Please contact the Women Veterans Program Manager at (305) 575-7000, Ext. 4513 if you need further information about the Women's Health Care Program at the Miami VA Healthcare System.  She is located in the Women's Health Clinic.

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