VA’s Women Veterans Quick Start Guide now available

Getting Started with Women Veterans Benefits and Health Services


The VA Women Veterans Quick Start Guide (QSG) provides clear and concise information on how to apply for benefits and access VA health care. How to schedule regular checkups, fill prescriptions and access specialists, such as cardiologists, gynecologists and mental health providers, are outlined in the latest quick start guide. screenshot of VA women Veterans quick start guide

Women Veterans have their own unique health care needs, some combat related. VA has been, and continues to be, committed to making sure that Women Veterans receive the best available care for all of their specific health care needs.

The new Quick Start Guide helps female Veterans understand what documentation is needed and how to apply for VA benefits, along with a summary of health care services and resources including:

“The patriotic women who served this country deserve a VA that is here to support them and their specific needs, and that is what we continuously strive to do at VA. Women are serving in greater numbers than ever before and because of that, we at VA have to be ready to serve them more than ever before.” – Acting Deputy Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs Pamela Powers

More Information

Recently, VA held social media discussions for Women Veterans that discuss reproductive health, employment, caregiver support and more. Watch the videos, see the Q & A, and find out how you can join the conversation here. 

Additional Quick Start Guides

Veterans can find additional VA Quick Start Guides on a variety of topics. Those include: VA Mental Health Services, VA burial services, community and urgent care; applying for disability compensation, education benefits, and caregiver and survivor benefits. Those guides can be downloaded here.


Beth Lamb

Beth Lamb is a content creator, working as a member of VA’s Veterans Experience Office since January 2017.


  1. Glinda Stroik    

    Retired military officer, Vet, 27 years of combined service Active duty, ANG and Reserves. Haven’t found any help from the VA!

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