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Chillicothe VA Medical Center

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Women Veterans

About the Program

The Women’s Clinic is still located in Primary Care on our Women’s Health Primary Care PACT Teams, in Chillicothe and at each Community Based Outreach Clinic.

Comprehensive primary care and gender specific care, including routine gynecology care is provided on the Women’s Health Primary Care teams.

Women’s Clinics in Primary Care are staffed by Women’s Health Providers who are interested and proficient with specialized training in women’s health.

The VA Medical Centers offer Maternity Care referrals and coverage as well.


Clinic Location 

Gynecology Clinic:

Chillicothe VA Medical Center
Specialty Clinic
Building 27, Room 140, clerk station
17273 State Route 104
Chillicothe, Ohio 45601

Gynecology Clinic appointments are
available on Tuesdays from
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Primary Care Women's clinic location

Chillicothe VA Medical Center
Building 31, First floor, Primary Care
17273 State Route 104
Chillicothe, OH 4560

Primary Care hours are from
8:30 am-3:20 pm,Monday through
Friday, with some Saturdays,
excluding Federal holidays.

The Green Team:Dr. Bo Xiao-McKee,DO
The Blue Team:Dr. Patricia Haynes,MD
The Orange Team:Meva Kennedy,PA-C

Annual and basic gynecological care is now available daily in the Primary Care clinic by the Women's Health Care Providers.




Telephone 740-773-1141
or 1-800-358-8262 (toll free)
FAX: 740-772-7084


CBOC Women's Clinics

Women's clinics are located at each CBOC on the following teams. Women veterans
can request the provider gender of their choice.

  • Lancaster CBOC: Dr. Williette Robertson,MD and Nikole Patton,NP

  • Cambridge CBOC: Dr. Anthony Flarey, MD and Shauna Bradshaw,NP

  • Marietta CBOC: Dr. Chukwuani, Okwudili, MD and Shauna Bradshaw,NP

  • Athens CBOC: Dr. Asha Yellamraju,MD

  • Portsmouth CBOC: Cherie Scarberry,NP

  • Wilmington CBOC: Dr. Aaron Dewitt, MD

Clinic Staff

Bonnie Owen, MS, PA-C (Physician Assistant) 
Women Veterans Program Manager/Maternity Care Coordinator
740-773-1141, x6062 or 7715

Lora Gilliland, LPN or
Kim Lawson, LPN / Lora Gilliland, LPN
Gynecology Case Managers
740-773-1141, x6197

Johna Hines, RN 
Care Navigator RN
740-773-1141, x6078

Angela Banks-Mason, MSW, LISW-S 
Women's Health Social Worker/MST Coordinator
740-773-1141, x6310

Services Offered

The Chillicothe VA Medical Center's services for women include:

  • Primary care
  • Gynecology services
  • Breast exams and mammography
  • Reproductive health care
  • Maternity care
  • Newborn care
  • HIV testing and treatment
  • Infertility evaluation
  • Menopause treatment
  • Patient education
  • Preventive health screenings
  • Pain management
  • Women's addiction recovery 
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Assessment & Therapy
  • Miitary Sexual Trauma Assessment & Therapy

Patients will be referred to other VA facilities or to the community for any service not available at Chillicothe VA Medical Center.

Mental Health services, including treatment for post traumatic stress disorder, are also available for women. Treatment for substance abuse is available as well.

Community Awareness Program:

 Wear Red for Women

Facts About Heart Disease in Women

Do you know what causes heart disease in women? What about the survival rate? Or whether women of all ethnicities share the same risk? The fact is: Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year. That’s approximately one woman every minute! But it doesn’t affect all women alike, and the warning signs for women aren’t the same in men. What’s more: These facts only begin to scratch the surface. There are several misconceptions about heart disease in women, and they could be putting you at risk. The American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement advocates for more research and swifter action for women’s heart health for this very reason. In this section, we’ll arm you with the facts and dispel some myths – because the truth can no longer be ignored.

Our Women Veterans Program Manager advises and advocates for women Veterans. She can help coordinate all the services you may need, from primary care to specialized care for chronic conditions or reproductive health. VA health care for women Veterans includes:

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Primary Care

  • General care includes health evaluation and counseling, disease prevention, nutrition counseling, weight control, smoking cessation, and substance abuse counseling and treatment as well as gender-specific primary care, such as cervical cancer screens (Pap smears), breast cancer screens (mammograms), birth control, preconception counseling, Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, menopausal support (hormone replacement therapy).
  • Mental health includes evaluation and assistance for issues such as depression, mood, and anxiety disorders; intimate partner and domestic violence; sexual trauma; elder abuse or neglect; parenting and anger management; marital, caregiver, or family-related stress; and post-deployment adjustment or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
  • Military Sexual Trauma (MST). Women-and men as well-may experience repeated sexual harassment or sexual assault during their military service. Special services are available to women who have experienced MST. VA provides free, confidential counseling and treatment for mental and physical health conditions related to MST. More information is available about MST from the national Women Veterans Health Care program and the VHA Office of Mental Health.

Specialty Care

  • Management and screening of chronic conditions includes heart disease, diabetes, cancer, glandular disorders, osteoporosis, and fibromyalgia as well as sexually transmitted diseases such as HIV/AIDS and hepatitis. Reproductive health care includes maternity care, infertility evaluation and limited treatment; sexual problems, tubal ligation, urinary incontinence, and others. VA is prohibited by legislative authority from providing either in-vitro fertilization or abortion services.
  • Rehabilitation, homebound, and long-term care. VA referrals are given to those in need of rehabilitation therapies such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech-language therapy, exercise therapy, recreational therapy, and vocational therapy. Homebound and long-term care services are available as well, limited to those meeting specific requirements.


Bonnie Owen, MS, PA-C (Physician Assistant)
Women Veterans Program Manager/Maternity Care Coordinator
740-773-1141 Ext. 6062 or 7715

Lora Gilliland, LPN
Gynecology Case Manager
800-358-8263 Ext. 6197

Kim Lawson, LPN
Gynecology Case Manager
800-358-8263 Ext. 6197

Johna Hines, RN
Care Navigator RN
740-773-1141 Ext. 6078

Angela Banks-Mason, MSW, LISW-S
Women's Health Social Worker/MST Coordinator
740-773-1141 Ext. 6310

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Women Veterans Call Center: 1-855-VA-WOMEN