Military Sexual Trauma (MST) - VA Palo Alto Health Care System
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VA Palo Alto Health Care System


Military Sexual Trauma (MST)

Military Sexual Trauma (MST) is sexual assault or repeated, threatening sexual harassment that occurred during a Veteran’s military service. MST can occur on or off base, or while a Veteran was on or off duty. Men and women from all eras of service have reported experiencing MST.

VAPAHCS provides treatment for Veterans who have medical or mental health symptoms related to their experience(s) of MST. The type of services provided will vary based upon each Veteran’s individual treatment needs.

If you have any questions regarding available MST-related health care at VAPAHCS, please speak with your provider or contact our local MST Coordinators:

‘Gigi’ Giemar Fernandez, LCSW
(925) 373-4700 x35348 (Livermore Division)

Jane Bassatt-Winchell, LCSW
(408) 574-9208 (San Jose Clinic)

Contact Info


  • 4951 Arroyo Road
    Livermore, CA 94550

Contact Number(s)

  • 650-493-5000 Ext. 35348

Hours of Operation

  • M-F 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.