Women Veterans - Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center
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Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center


Women Veterans

Women who have served in the Armed Forces are eligible for a variety of Veterans benefits. VA actively encourages women to utilize these benefits and services.

The VAMC Wilkes-Barre Women's Health Program targets programs and facilities to meet the unique needs of female Veterans.

Services Available - VAMC Wilkes-Barre and our Outpatient Clinics:

  • Primary Care
  • Women's Health Screen:  PAP Exams & Mammograms
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Pregnancy / Infertility
  • Osteoporosis Screening and Treatment
  • Contraception
  • Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Adjustment Counseling
  • Psychological Issues:  Depression, Adjustment
  • Family Life Issues:  Domestic Violence, Financial Issues 


Patients will be referred to other VA facilities or to the community for any service not available at VAMC Wilkes-Barre.

Mental health services, including treatment for post traumatic stress disorder, are also available for women. Treatment for substance abuse is available as well.

All information is strictly confidential.  No Appointment Necessary.

Contacts:  Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center:  570-824-3521 or Toll Free:  1-877-928-2621


  • Patricia Conroy, LCSW VA Women Veterans Program Manager x27517

Contacts:  Outpatient Clinics/Scranton Vet Center:

  • Allentown Outpatient Clinic 610-776-4414
  • Sayre Outpatient Clinic 570-888-6803 x22149
  • Scranton Veterans Readjustment Counseling
    Service 570-344-2676

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 smoking
  • 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.


Patricia Conroy, LCSW
VA Women Veterans Program Manager
570-824-3521 Ext. 27517

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