VA Maine Healthcare System
Women who have served in the Armed Forces are eligible for a variety of veterans benefits. VA actively encourages women to utilize the benefits due them.
The VAMC Togus Women's Health Program targets programs and facilities to meet the unique needs of female veterans.
VAMC Togus services for women include:
- gynecology services
- breast exams and mammography
- reproductive health care
- menopause treatment
- cancer screening
- high cholesterol treatment
- chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) treatment
- diabetes prevention and treatment
- flu vaccine
- high blood pressure prevention and treatment
- treatment for obesity
- smoking cessation
- Military Sexual Trauma (MST) treatment
Patients will be referred to other VA facilities or to the community for any service not available through VA Maine Healthcare System.
Mental health services, including treatment for post traumatic stress disorder, are also available for women. Treatment for substance abuse is available as well.
VA Maine Contact Information
LaRhonda Harris, RN
Women Veterans Program Manager
Phone: 207.623.8411 ext. 4017
Toll Free: 877.421.8263 ext. 4017
Primary Care Telephone Assistance Program (TAP)
Call the Telephone Assistance program for:
- Health Care advice and information
- Medication Information
- Appointment Information
TAP Contact Information
Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Call 877-421-8263 ext. 7490
Evenings, weekends & holidays
Call 877-421-8263 x7490 or 866-757-7503
If enrolled in Primary Care at a CBOC, call that clinic directly:
- Bangor CBOC: 207-561-3600/877-421-8263 x3600
- Calais CBOC: 207-904-3700/877-421-8263 x3700
- Caribou CBOC: 207-493-3800/877-421-8263 x3800
- Fort Kent Access Point: 207-492-3800/877-421-8263 x3800 (Caribou CBOC)
- Houlton Access Point: 207-403-2000/877-421-8263 x2000 (Lincoln CBOC)
- Lincoln CBOC: 207-403-2000/877-421-8263 x2000
- Rumford CBOC: 207-369-3200/877-421-8263 x3200
- Saco CBOC: 207-294-3100/877-421-8263 x3100
- Mobile Medical Unit: 1-866-961-9263
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.
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.
Proactive, integrative health approaches such as:
- Health coaching
- Mind-body therapies and stress reduction
- Nutrition and weight management
- Peer support and community resources
- Programs to stop smoking
- Physical therapy and chiropractic services
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
- Pelvic pain
- Gynecologic cancers
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
- 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.