VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System
WOMEN'S HEALTH CENTER
Alexandra Allen, NP, Women's Health Medical Director/Champion
Janice Postlewaite, LCSW Women Veterans Program Manager
Monica Blakney-Mercer, RN Maternity Care Coordinator
VA Medical Center
Suite 3A-333 (3rd floor)
6900 North Pecos Road
N. Las Vegas, NV 89086
Virtual Primary Care & Behavioral Health Appointments
VASNHS is moving as many primary care and behavioral health appointments to virtual care as possible. Veterans can access options such as Telehealth, MyHealtheVet Secure Messaging or VA Video Connect for their appointments. To request a virtual care appointment or to convert an in-person appointment to virtual care, call 702-791-9024. CLICK HERE for more information local virtual care.
Universal Masking Is Required: Effective immediately, in order to further protect Veterans, staff and visitors from potential exposure to COVID-19, VASNHS’ universal masking policy will be expanded and anyone who enters a VASNHS facility will be required to wear a facemask. Furthermore, to protect our screeners, all staff must wear facemasks at screening locations upon entering and exit screening locations.
VASNHS will also continue taking temperatures of everyone at all screening entrances. Gate hours at the VAMC are as follows:
Pecos Main gate: 24/7
Southwest Gate: 6-9 a.m. and 3-5 p.m. (as an Exit only), Monday-Friday
Southeast Gate: 5:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday-Friday
Hours of Operation
Saturday: Closed. No Face-to-face appointments. Entry to Clinic will be closed. VA Video Connect (VVC) or by Phone only
Sunday: Closed No Face-to-Face appointments. Entry to clinic will be closed
Clinics closed 8:00-9:00am, 4th Tuesday of each month for mandatory staff education
Patient Visiting Hours:
No-Visitor Policy - Effective immediately VASNHS will implement a "No Visitor" stance, meaning the public and outside visitors will not be permitted to see inpatients at the North Las Vegas Medical Center or accompany Veterans to outpatient appointments at any of VASNHS' community clinics, unless they are directly assisting or caring for a Veteran.
- In those cases, visitors will be limited to a specific Veteran's room only. No patient visitation due to social distancing measure for COVID-19. Visitation may be arranged via virtual visitation on case-by-case with staff.
- The only exceptions will be in compassionate cases, when Veterans are in their last stages of life and receiving palliative or hospice care.
Phone: Women's Health Center at (702) 791-9000 x14358.
The Emergency Room is open 24 hours. The Emergency Room will not be accepting Ambulance Service at this time.
The Oupatient X-Ray Imaging is open Monday - Friday from 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. - offering walk-in x-ray and scheduled patient exams.
For inpatients and emergency room patients, radiology services are available 24/7.
To schedule or receive radiology services please call Radiology Scheduling at the North Las Vegas VA Medical Center at (702) 791-9080.
To schedule or receive Laboratory services at the North Las Vegas VA Medical Center office hours are Monday-Friday Only from 07:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Women Veterans assigned to the Women’s Health Center have access to Women’s Health Primary Care PACT teamlets (Women’s Health Designated Provider, RN, LPN, Medical Support Assistant).
Services within Women’s Health Center include but are not limited to:
- Comprehensive Primary Care
- Gender Specific Care
- Social Work Services
- Mental Health
- Military Sexual Trauma (MST)
- PACT Pharmacist
Women’s Health Services are also offered in the 4 Primary Care Clinics (Northwest, Southwest, Northeast, Southeast). Each site of care has at least one Women’s Health Designated Provider (WHDP).
If not already assigned to a WHDP in the clinic of their choosing, Women Veterans have the option to request a change in providers. Women Veterans who wish to be assigned to a Women's Health Designated Provider, should contact the Women's Health Center at (702) 791-9000 x14358.
Personal Health Inventory
First Time Women's Health Center patients are encouraged to fill out this Personal Health Inventory and discuss with the Primary Care Provider.
Best Care Anywhere video - Veterans Health Administration Youtube video on how VA is caring for Women Veterans
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.