Did you know that women are the fastest growing group within the Veteran population? Learn more about the changing face of women Veterans and what VA is doing to meet their health care needs.
VHA - Veterans Health Administration
The Women’s Health Transition Training course consists of five phases designed to help you understand how VA health care is designed to serve you as you transition from active duty and into the future:
- Shift from Active Duty
- Understanding the VA
- Available Women’s Health Services
- Enrolling in VA
- Transition Assistance
Oklahoma is home to two VA Medical facilities.
Oklahoma City VAHCS https://www.va.gov/oklahoma-city-health-care/
Eastern OK VAHCS https://www.va.gov/eastern-oklahoma-health-care/
Each medical system offers a Women Veterans Program Director, to serve as an advocate for women’s health care, and assists with coordinating health services such as mammography, infertility care and chronic conditions.
VBA - Veteran Benefits Administration
VA Regional Office, Muskogee OK
Oklahoma’s regional office offers a Women Veteran Coordinator who provides specific information and comprehensive assistance to women Veterans, their dependents, and beneficiaries concerning VA benefits and related non-VA benefits. They may assist you in the claims intake, development, and processing of military sexual and personal trauma claims.
Every VA facility has a designated MST Coordinator who serves as a contact person for MST-related issues. This person is your advocate and can help you find and access VA services and programs, state and federal benefits, and community resources.
Learn more about MST and other violence and abuse from the National Center for PTSD. Watch an overview webinar on MST and learn about the benefits available to Servicemembers and Veterans.
The specific VA benefit or program web page will provide tailored information about how to apply for a particular benefit or program. Generally, Servicemembers, Veterans, and families can apply for VA benefits using one of the methods below.
- Apply online using eBenefits, OR
- Work with an accredited representative or agent, OR
- Go to a VA regional office and have a VA employee assist you. You can find your regional office on our Facility Locator page.
VA Vet Centers
Vet Centers are community-based counseling centers that provide a wide range of social and psychological services, including professional readjustment counseling to eligible Veterans, active duty service members, including National Guard and Reserve components, and their families. Readjustment counseling is offered to make a successful transition from military to civilian life or after a traumatic event experienced in the military. Individual, group, marriage and family counseling is offered in addition to referral and connection to other VA or community benefits and services. Vet Center counselors and outreach staff, many of whom are Veterans themselves, are experienced and prepared to discuss the tragedies of war, loss, grief and transition after trauma.
Oklahoma City VA Vet Center
6804 N. Robinson Avenue, Suite B
Oklahoma City, OK 73116
Main Number: 405-456-5184
Tulsa VA Vet Center
14002 E 21st St #200
Tulsa, OK 74134
Main Number: 918-628-2760
Lawton VA Vet Center
1016 Southwest C Avenue, Suite B
Lawton, OK 73501
Main Number: 580-585-5880