Miami VA Healthcare System
The Miami VA Healthcare System is committed to serving the comprehensive health care needs of Women Veterans.
The Women's Health Program at the Miami VA Healthcare System provides comprehensive, equitable care to Women Veterans. The program includes outpatient, including Non-VA care and coordination, inpatient and residential services.
Primary Care and Specialty Clinics: Provides medical evaluation and treatment, including the following preventive, education and treatment services.
- General health examinations
- Osteoporosis risk assessment
- Colorectal cancer screening
- Cardiovascular risk assessment
- Hypertension evaluation
- Smoking cessation counseling
- Nutrition counseling
- Breast cancer evaluation and treatment
- Mental Health and sexual trauma referrals
- Maternity care referrals (Non-VA Care and Coordination) First seven days of newborn care is covered.
- Social Work referrals
Numerous specialty clinics provide care to Women Veterans, including Gynecology and Breast Clinic.
Women's Health/Gynecology Clinics
The Women's Health Clinic is located on the first floor of Building 1 in Room A-105 and is open Tuesday - Thursday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
A Gynecology Clinic provides acute treatment and gynecologic assessment, surgical evaluation, post-operative follow-up and ambulatory procedures (i.e. colposcopy), and limited fertility services (excluding in-vitro fertilization). Menopausal counseling and treatment is available.
The Breast Clinic, located in the Surgical Suite on the 6th floor of Bruce W. Carter VA Medical Center, is open one day a week and provides evaluation and follow-up.
Breast Imaging Center
A Breast Imaging Center is available at the Bruce W. Carter VA Medical Center. The center is located in the Medical Center's Radiology Department on the 3rd floor. It provides comprehensive breast imaging and diagnostic services for Women Veterans. Mammography and breast ultrasounds are also available at the William "Bill" Kling VA Outpatient Clinic. Screening mammograms are also available for Women veterans who reside in the Lower Florida Keys at the Lower Florida Keys Health Care Center in Key West through Non-VA Care and Coordination.
Sexual Trauma Clinic
The Sexual Trauma Clinic is a multi-disciplinary treatment team that provides assessment, evaluation and treatment for men and women who have a history of military sexual trauma.
Inpatient services for Women Veterans are available in the following services: Medical, Surgical, Long-Term Care/Community Living Center, Spinal Cord Injury Unit and Mental Health & Behavioral Science.
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.
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 one half day a week in the Women's/Gynecology Clinic. Mental health services are also available within the Primary Care Teams at the medical center and the outpatient clinics.
Community Based and Satellite Outpatient Clinics
The Miami VA Healthcare System's community based and satellite outpatient clinics have Primary Care Teams for Women Veterans:
Deerfield Beach VA CBOC
2100 S.W. 10th St.
Deerfield Beach, FL 33442
Hollywood VA CBOC
3702 Washington St., Suite 201
Hollywood, FL 33021
Homestead VA CBOC
950 Krome Ave., Suite 401
Homestead, FL 33030
Key Largo VA CBOC
105662 Overseas Highway
Key Largo, FL 33037
Key West OC
1350 Douglas Circle
Key West, FL 33030
Pembroke Pines VA CBOC
7369 Sheridan St., Suite 102
Hollywood, FL 33024
William "Bill" Kling VA Outpatient Clinic
9800 W. Commercial Blvd.
Sunrise, FL 33351
Other Outpatient Clinics/Programs
Outpatient Substance Abuse Clinic (OSAC)
1201 N.W. 16th St. (1st Floor)
Miami, FL 33125
Healthcare for Homeless Veterans
1492 West Flagler St. (1st Floor)
Miami, FL 33135
For more information about the Miami VA Healthcare System's Women's Health Care Program, contact Michelle Zielenski, Women Veterans program manager, in the Women's Health Clinic at 305-575-7263.
Our Women Veterans Program Manager advises and advocates for women Veterans. She can help coordinate all the services you may need, from primary care to specialized care for chronic conditions or reproductive health. VA health care for women Veterans includes:
- General care includes health evaluation and counseling, disease prevention, nutrition counseling, weight control, smoking cessation, and substance abuse counseling and treatment as well as gender-specific primary care, such as cervical cancer screens (Pap smears), breast cancer screens (mammograms), birth control, preconception counseling, Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, menopausal support (hormone replacement therapy).
- Mental health includes evaluation and assistance for issues such as depression, mood, and anxiety disorders; intimate partner and domestic violence; sexual trauma; elder abuse or neglect; parenting and anger management; marital, caregiver, or family-related stress; and post-deployment adjustment or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
- Military Sexual Trauma (MST). Women-and men as well-may experience repeated sexual harassment or sexual assault during their military service. Special services are available to women who have experienced MST. VA provides free, confidential counseling and treatment for mental and physical health conditions related to MST. More information is available about MST from the national Women Veterans Health Care program and the VHA Office of Mental Health.
- Management and screening of chronic conditions includes heart disease, diabetes, cancer, glandular disorders, osteoporosis, and fibromyalgia as well as sexually transmitted diseases such as HIV/AIDS and hepatitis. Reproductive health care includes maternity care, infertility evaluation and limited treatment; sexual problems, tubal ligation, urinary incontinence, and others. VA is prohibited by legislative authority from providing either in-vitro fertilization or abortion services.
- Rehabilitation, homebound, and long-term care. 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. Homebound and long-term care services are available as well, limited to those meeting specific requirements.