Veterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System - Women Overcoming War

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General Information
Description of ServiceWomen Overcoming War (WOW) is a counseling group of the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System’s Combat Stress Recovery Clinic to help female veterans who were deployed to a combat zone and are experiencing combat stress reactions or PTSD.

The group focuses on explaining combat stress and how it is unique for women veterans. The group also helps women veterans share their experience in a safe, all-female setting. Finally, the group helps members to build skills to help cope with difficult emotions, troubling thoughts, and struggles in communication.
Geographical AreaAllegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Mercer, Washington, Westmoreland
Intake Procedure1. Ask your PCP, medical provider, or behavioral healthcare provider to place a Combat Stress Recovery Clinic consult. You will meet directly with the group facilitator, Dr. Bilsky, for treatment planning and to answer any questions or concerns.

2. Call the group facilitator, Dr. Bilsky, at 412-360-3842 for help setting up a treatment planning meeting.
Helpful TipsPharmacy Hotline
Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm

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Client Information
Target PopulationMilitary/Veterans
EligibilityYou may be eligible for VA benefits if you are a: veteran; veteran's dependent; surviving spouse, child or parent of a deceased veteran; uniformed service member; present or former reservist or National Guard member.
Hours of Operation The group meets on Wednesday from 4:00pm to 5:00pm.
Contact Information
Contact's Phone 412-360-3842
Physical Site Address 1 University Drive
Physical Site City, State, Zip Pittsburgh, PA 15240
Mail Attention To VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System
Main Phone 412-822-2222
Hotline Phone 800-273-8255
Emergency/After Hours Phone 24-hour toll-free: 866-482-7488
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Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Veterans Health Administration
Affiliated Program: VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System
This Service: Veterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System - Women Overcoming War
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Mental Health Information/Education (RR-5150)
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (YF-5000.0500-650)
Specialized Counseling Services (RP-1400.8000)
Veterans (YN-9000)
Women (YS-2000.9500)
Women's Issues (YZ-9000)