Milwaukee Women's Healthcare Program
Womens Resource Center – Building 109
The Womens Resource Center (WRC) is open in Building 109, next to the new Spinal Cord Injury Center. The WRC is designed to be a safe and welcoming space for women patients. Mental health services focusing exclusively on women Veterans are currently provided there, with both individual and group therapy offered. Additional women Veteran services provided by Dr. Jill Feldman, the Women Veteran Program Manager, and Dawn Spencer, VA Regional Office Women Veteran Coordinator are also offered. Please come and visit our new space open Monday through Friday from 8 to 4:00. Maps to find it are available in the Red Clinic and at the Welcome desk at the east entrance or call ext. 43700.
Are you a Woman Veteran who wants to know more about VA benefits, or make a claim for service connected compensation?
A female Outreach Specialist from the Milwaukee VA Regional Office will be available on the second Tuesday of the month, in the Women’s Resource Center. The WRC is located in bldg. 109 on the Milwaukee VA campus. Please call 414-384-2000 ext.43700 to make an appointment.
The Milwaukee VAMC and its Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC) are committed to meeting the unique needs of Women Veterans. We deliver the highest quality comprehensive health care, while offering privacy, dignity and sensitivity to gender-specific needs.
Services for women include:
Meet the staff who are here to serve you!!
Women Veterans Program Manager (WVPM) - Every VA Medical Center has a Women Veterans Program Manager (WVPM) who helps women obtain health care and who monitors the quality and acessibility of women's health services.
Jill Feldman, PhD, LCSW, Milwaukee Women Veterans Program Manager, 414 384 2000 ext. 41926 (or toll free 1 888 469 6614) Women’s Clinic Medical Director
Kathryn Havens, MD, Medical Director for the Women’s Health Clinic ext. 47177
Women’s Health Clinic Social Workers are Hilary Ryan, MSW ext. 45797 & Nicole Haas, MSW ext. 45811
RN Women’s Health Case Manager, Karen Landry 414 384 2000 ext.47177
Women’s Health Clinic Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT)
414-384 2000 ext. 47177 or 42083
Patricia Salentine, NP
Kathryn Havens, MD
Babette Stamm, RN
Women who have served in U.S Military and who meet eligibility requirements can receive their health care at a VA Medical facility. The same eligibility requirements are applied to men and women Veterans. The VA actively encourages women Veterans to utilize the benefits they are due.
You may also call 414 384 2000 or toll-free 1 888 469 6614 extension 42038 for more information. Enrollment forms can be accessed on line at https://www.1010ez.med.va.gov/sec/vha/1010ez/
Women’s Health care is also provided at each of our CBOCs –
Green Bay http://www.milwaukee.va.gov/visitors/greenbay.asp
CBOC Women’s Health Liaisons:
Shirley Wurzer, RN – Appleton (920) 831-0070
Women's Clothing Room:
Located in Building 70. Hours vary and are posted on the door. The room is available to any woman Veteran who has a referral from their social worker or Dom staff person.
Women Veterans Consumer Council:
To encourage women Veterans to voice concerns, formulate recommendations for desired changes, suggest needed resources, acknowledge and support beneficial programs. Council Members must be women Veterans and consumers of health services at the Milwaukee VAMC or one of its CBOCs. Council members will be selected based on the following criteria: Desire to participate in discussions of health services available to women Veterans at the Milwaukee VAMC and its CBOCs.
-Willingness to represent Women Veterans as a group with the understanding that the council is not an avenue for solving individual grievances
-Time and commitment to regularly attend and participate in council and committee meetings for at least one year
-Ability to work in small groups with a diverse population
-Willingness to be a voice for the larger women Veteran patient population
For information about women veteran’s health and other benefits, visit these websites:
Women’s Health Related Sites:
National Women’s Health Network
Center for Disease Control Women’s Health Site
Sexual Assault Rape Victim Advocates
Sexual Assault Treatment Center/Aurora Sinai Hospital
Menopause/North American Menopause Society
Breast Cancer/Making Strides
Military Sexual Trauma