Lexington VA Health Care System
Women Veterans can expect the very best in gender specific care. In our Women Veterans Health Clinic, we emphasize health promotion and women’s wellness in a setting that is safe, private, respectful, and convenient. We offer:
- Osteoporosis treatment and management
- Management of acute illness
- Primary care (vaccines, bone density testing, nutrition counseling, and weight management)
- Preventive services – age-appropriate cancer screenings (clinical breast exams, mammograms, cervical cancer screening, and colorectal cancer screening)
- Management of chronic disease (diabetes, blood pressure, cholesterol, thyroid disorders, COPD, and CVD)
- Nutrition and weight management
- Smoking Cessation
- Wellness and healthy living tools
- Management of gender-specific issues - family planning and contraceptive counseling including availability of IUDs and diaphragms, preconception counseling, pharmacologic issues related to pregnancy and lactation, sexually transmitted infection (STI) treatment, vaginal infections, treatment of menopausal symptoms, abnormal vaginal bleeding, pelvic and abdominal pain, initial infertility work-up, PCOS, urinary incontinence/pelvic floor disorders, including pessary fitting.
- Gynecology services – medical and surgical treatments of complex gynecologic problems including fibroids, endometriosis, abnormal uterine bleeding and chronic pelvic pain. In addition to nonsurgical treatments, we also offer minimally invasive approach when surgery is needed.
- Mental health services – military sexual trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, anxiety, substance abuse, family and parenting issues, and domestic violence.
- Social Work services - referrals to community resources, homelessness assistance, assistance with living wills, financial hardship situations, benefits information and phase of life issues.
Staff includes a primary care physician, gynecologist, Nurse Practitioner, Registered Nurse, Licensed Practical Nurse, Medical Support Assistant, Women Veterans Program Manager, and designated women’s health providers at each of our community-based outpatient clinics.
Leestown and Somerset
Monday to Friday - 8am to 4:30pm
Saturday - 8am to noon (Leestown)
Berea, Hazard, Morehead Locations
Monday to Friday - 8am to 4:00pm
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.
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.
Proactive, integrative health approaches such as:
- Health coaching
- Mind-body therapies and stress reduction
- Nutrition and weight management
- Peer support and community resources
- Programs to stop smoking
- Physical therapy and chiropractic services
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
- Pelvic pain
- Gynecologic cancers
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
- 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.