Women Veterans - VA Boston Healthcare System
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VA Boston Healthcare System


Women Veterans

VA Boston Healthcare System is delighted to be able to serve women veterans. We offer a number of programs to meet the unique needs of female veterans of all ages.

Services Offered
VA Boston Healthcare System services for women are extensive and include—

 - Women's Comprehensive Primary Care and Gynecology 
 - Mental Health and Substance Abuse services for women  - 
 - Women Veterans' Homelessness Program
Meet our Women Veterans Program Manager
 Carolyn Mason Wholley, LICSW
Carolyn Mason Wholley, LICSW.

Carolyn serves as an advocate for women Veterans, and works to improve the delivery of healthcare to them.

She has worked at VA Boston Healthcare System as a Social Worker for several years. During that time, she has developed expertise in the field of Mental Health, especially with managing care and suicide prevention programs.

Contact Carolyn at 1.800.865.3384 ext. 45994 (or direct line 857.364.5994) (cell: 617.981.9277) or email her at Carolyn.MasonWholley@va.gov.

Women are enrolling in the VA at record levels, challenging a VA health care system that has historically cared for a mostly male population. 

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For Women Veterans, VA is Here

VA welcomes women Veterans. We are committed to providing high-quality services in a sensitive and safe environment at all VA facilities. Women Veteran Program Managers are available at each VA medical center to assist women Veterans with questions and coordinate services (see contact information on this page).

Each woman Veteran is assigned a Women’s Health Primary Care Provider. These experienced providers are trained to deliver comprehensive primary care, as well as routine women’s health care. You will be at the center of a Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) where a provider, nurse, and others will work with you to manage your health care:

  • Primary care: general medical care for acute and chronic conditions, such as chronic pain, high blood pressure, and diabetes
  • Preventive care: immunizations and cancer screenings (breast and cervical), osteoporosis screening and management
  • Gender-specific care
  • Birth control, family planning, and preconception counseling

Learn more about the gender-specific services VA has to offer

Women Veterans Call Center

The Women Veterans Call Center provides women Veterans information about VA services and resources, benefits, and eligibility. The toll-free line is available Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m. ET and on Saturdays 8:00 a.m.–6:30 p.m. ET. Please see our Women Veterans Call Center website or call 855-VA-WOMEN (855-829-6636). Call, chat, or text are all available.


Carolyn Mason Wholley, LICSW
Women Veterans Program Manager
800-865-3384 Ext. 45994

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Women Veterans Call Center: 1-855-VA-WOMEN