Southern Arizona VA Health Care System
Leslie Minjarez, RN
Women's Veteran Program Manager
If you have questions regarding the Women’s Program, please call me toll free 1-800-470-8262 or (520)792-1450, ext. 15498, email: Tucsonwomenshealth@va.gov.
I advise and advocate for women Veterans. I can help coordinate all the services you may need, from primary care to specialized care for chronic conditions or reproductive health.
Description of Program:
Southern Arizona VA Health Care System (SAVAHCS) recognizes the growing numbers of women Veterans and is prepared to meet their specialized needs. The Women’s Health Program at SAVAHCS offers comprehensive collaborative care designed to meet the needs of our women Veterans. We take a multi – disciplinary approach that incorporates Primary Care, Internal Medicine, Gynecology, Nurse Practitioners, Obstetrics, Psychology, Social Work, Pharmacy, Dietary, and other ancillary services.
Within the Women’s Health Program, comprehensive preventative services, primary care, and gynecology are available at any one patient visit. Office gynecology procedures are readily accommodated. Prenatal, infertility and contraception services are all available in the same location. Specialty programs are also available based on the needs of our women Veterans. Scheduling is flexible allowing the patient ready access to providers.
The Women’s Health Care Program allows for gender specific issues to be addressed in conjunction with primary care. Many of our patients live a distance from the SAVAHCS, therefore every effort is made to coordinate appointments with different services whenever possible. Continuity, consistency, and access to care are priority values with our team.
All services are provided in a private, sensitive and safe environment using a multidisciplinary and collaborative model. The Women’s Health Clinic is an all-female team of physicians, nurse practitioners and nurses with specialized training and skills. The Women’s Health Clinic environment supports immediate consultation of key members of the health care team to provide seamless medical care to meet the special needs of females.