Women service members: learn about VA health care

Free online training for servicewomen and women Veterans


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Active-duty service women and women Veterans can learn more about VA health care services for women through free online training sponsored by VA in collaboration with the Department of Defense.

Virtual VA Women’s Health Transition Training sessions are offered twice a day, Monday through Friday, during June and July.


Col. Robin Neumeier: “The VA health care team understands women service members.”

Transitioning servicewomen encouraged to attend

Attendance is especially encouraged for women service members who will be transitioning to civilian status or to the Guard and Reserve within the next calendar year.

The course provides an in-depth look at:

  • Female-specific health care including reproductive services, maternity care, mental health services, newborn care, gynecological care and musculoskeletal care;
  • Eligibility for VA health care and how to enroll; and
  • Resources available for servicewomen during the transition from military to civilian life.

All training is unclassified, confidential and available to only women.

“Understands women service members”

“After attending the program, I learned of the vast resources available to women within the VA health care system,” said Col. Robin Neumeier. Neumeier is an active-duty Army midwife and a Fellow at the U.S Army War College. “The VA health care team understands women service members, and they stand ready to care for all aspects of women’s health from gender-specific to behavioral health.”

Benefits of Attending

  • Live, interactive training from a woman Veteran who uses VA benefits
  • Women-only discussion about VA health care resources for women Veterans
  • Virtual access from any computer
  • Information on eligibility and how to enroll in VA health care

For more details and to register, visit www.va.gov/womenvet/whtt/.

For more information about the Women’s Health Transition Training program, send an email message to info@whttforyou.com.


Kelly Griffiths is a Women’s Health Transition Training Program trainer and an Air Force Veteran. Sherri Curtis is a marketing strategy and communications specialist.

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Comments

  1. Judith E. Avery    

    I had a friend who swerved full stent in both Army and Air Force for a total of 8 years. She could not get an appointment to receive her Tomoxifen. Tried several times with the VA. So Sharon Blair of TX committed suicide. So be careful taking care of us women

  2. Kellie E Jonas Praydis    

    The department of Veterans Affairs doesn’t give a damn about women Veterans. Rape, neglect and abuse is the norm.

  3. Jamie Grimes    

    I have many regrets serving my country. Came with terrible mental health as a result.
    I’m still awaiting appt. But oh well, it’s year 3. Don’t expect many changes especially now.

  4. Virginia A Harlow    

    I wasn’t female when I was in the Navy from 1967-1969, but I am now! I transitioned in August of 1984 The VA here in Iowa know about me. I just want to know what branch of The American Legion should I belong to?

  5. Naomi Butler    

    Though I believe the intent is well meaning I have trouble believing that there is any sincerity in anything the VA does. As a retired female veteran the only care I have received that has been worthwhile has been what I have paid out of pocket for. I have been trying to get a behavioral health appointment since February. Because of COVID 19 I was told a appointment could not be made. I was finally contacted by a triwest representative and was told it would be an additional 10 days to 2 weeks for someone to contact me with an appointment! If for some reason the therapist and I aren’t a fit I will have to start this process all over. In the mean time do you think my issues get better or worse? This process is ridiculous and doesn’t have the veterans best interest at heart. I don’t expect preferential treatment. I just want to be treated in a timely manner with quality care. Is that too much to ask?

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