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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, including Non-VA care and coordination, 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
  • 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
  • Vaccinations

Specialty Care

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.

Breast Clinic

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.

Other Services

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

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 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.

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
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 OC
1350 Douglas Circle
Key West, FL 33030
305-293-4609

Pembroke Pines VA CBOC
7369 Sheridan St., Suite 102
Hollywood, FL 33024
954-894-1668

William "Bill" Kling VA Outpatient Clinic
9800 W. Commercial Blvd.
Sunrise, FL 33351
954-475-5500

Other Outpatient Clinics/Programs

Outpatient Substance Abuse Clinic (OSAC)
1201 N.W. 16th St. (1st Floor)
Miami, FL 33125
305-575-7500

Healthcare for Homeless Veterans
1492 West Flagler St. (1st Floor)
Miami, FL 33135
305-541-5864

Contact Us

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.

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

Michelle Zielenski
Women Veterans Program Manager
Bruce W. Carter VA Medical Center Room A-105
305-575-7000 Ext. 7263/7001
Michelle.Zielenski@va.gov

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