The Roseburg Veterans Affairs Healthcare System has opened a new waiting room just for women veterans at its Eugene clinic.

The move was part of a week of events in the first week of November aimed at women veterans, which included drive-thru baby showers on both the Roseburg VA and Eugene clinic campuses.

Roseburg VA Women Veterans Program Manager Jessica Burnett said in a press release that women are the fastest growing population in the military and veteran community today, and it's important for the VA to expand services for them.

“Far too long our Women Veterans have been underserved, and we are striving to change that by hearing the needs our Veterans and working to meet those needs,” Burnett said in a press release.

The VA offers comprehensive cares for women veterans, including reproductive health, maternity care and newborn care for the first seven days after birth. Other services include mental health, gynecological and breast health, infertility care, genetic testing and menopausal care.

Information: 541-440-1000, Ext. 41326.

Reporter Carisa Cegavske can be reached at ccegavske@nrtoday.com or 541-957-4213.

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Carisa Cegavske is the senior reporter for The News-Review. She can be reached at ccegavske@nrtoday.com or 541-957-4213. Follow her on Twitter @carisa_cegavske

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