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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.



For Women Veterans, VA is Here

Women Veteran Program Managers are available at each VA Medical Center nationwide to assist women Veterans and coordinate services. Women Veterans who are interested in receiving care at VA should contact the nearest VA Medical Center.

Women Veterans are assigned to a designated Women’s Health Primary Care Provider who can provide general primary care and is specially trained or experienced in women’s care.

Honor, Loyalty, Pride in Service, Patriot, Leader, Military Experience. VA knows women Veterans - what's invisible to most is visible to VA

Whole Health - It's All About You

VA’s Whole Health System offers women Veterans proactive and personalized health care—empowering you to achieve your greatest level of health and well-being. Whole Health means the Whole You. From integrative health approaches like stress reduction, nutrition, and health coaching, to traditional clinical care and complementary health approaches—your journey to Whole Health starts here.

Well-Being Programs

Proactive, integrative health approaches such as:

  • Health coaching
  • Mind-body therapies and stress reduction
  • Mindfulness
  • Nutrition and weight management
  • Peer support and community resources
  • Programs to stop spoking
  • Physical therapy and chiropractic services

General Health

You will be at the center of a Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT). A provider, nurse, and others will engage with you to manage your health care.

  • Primary care: includes general medical care for acute and chronic conditions, such as chronic pain, high blood pressure, and diabetes
  • Preventive care: includes immunizations and cancer screenings, such as mammogram, Pap, and colonoscopy
  • Gender-specific care
  • Birth control
  • Family planning and preconception counseling
  • Maternity and newborn care (first 7 days after birth)
  • Osteoporosis screening and management

Gynecology Health Services

Evaluation and treatment for:

  • Abnormal Pap test
  • Abnormal uterine bleeding
  • Infertility
  • Pelvic pain
  • Gynecologic cancers

Mental Health

Evaluation, counseling, and treatment for:

  • Depression, mood, and anxiety disorders
  • Alcohol and drug use and addiction
  • Coping with illness
  • Intimate partner violence/sexual and domestic abuse
  • Military sexual trauma (MST)
  • Parenting and caregiver concerns
  • Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Stress adjustment from deployment

Specialty Care

  • Management of chronic or complex conditions, including heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and fibromyalgia, as well as HIV/AIDS and hepatitis
  • Surgery programs available at most Medical Centers
  • Rehabilitation, homebound, and long-term care VA referrals are given to those in need of rehabilitation therapies, such as physical therapy, occupational therapy

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.

Contact

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