Transgender Veterans will be treated based upon their self- identified gender, including room assignments in residential and inpatient settings.
Eligible transgender Veterans can receive cross- sex hormone therapy, gender dysphoria counseling, preoperative evaluations, as well as post-operative and long-term care following sex reassignment surgeries.
Infertility evaluation and limited treatments are also available.
Women Veterans Program Managers are available at all VA facilities to assist women Veterans in their health care and benefits. LGBT Veterans are eligible for the same VA benefits as any other Veteran and will be treated in a welcoming environment.
A description of priority groups follows: Group 1: Veterans with service-connected disabilities rated 50 percent or more and/or Veterans determined by VA to be unemployable due to service-connected conditions.
Group 2: Veterans with service-connected disabilities rated 30 or 40 percent.
Once enrolled, Veterans can receive health care at VA health care facilities anywhere in the country.
Women Veterans can receive maternity care from an OB/ GYN, family practitioner, or certified nurse midwife who provides pregnancy care.
VA covers the costs of care for newborn children of women Veterans for seven days after birth.
At the end of their post discharge period, VA will reassess the Veteran’s information (including all applicable eligibility factors) and make a new enrollment decision. Service-disabled Veterans: who are rated by VA as 50 percent or more disabled from service-connected conditions, unemployable due to service-connected conditions, or receiving care for a service- connected disability receive priority in scheduling of hospital or outpatient medical appointments.
For additional information, call 1-877-222-VETS (8387), Monday through Friday between a.m. Women Veterans are eligible for the same VA benefits as male Veterans.