Clinic facilities

Dublin VA adds women’s health clinic

Currently, the VA Women’s Health Center serves 5,000 veterans, but that number continues to grow and they need more space and services to keep up.

DUBLIN, Ga. — The Carl Vinson VA Medical Center in Dublin adds a new primary care and women’s health clinic. They hope to meet the growing demands for services for female veterans.

Adrienne Clements served as a truck driver for the Transportation and Supply Battalion and said, “I think we really need it as women. We need a place of our own.”

Clements says she wants to be able to talk to people who can relate to her.

“To say to other women, ‘It’s okay to come and lay your head here. This is my problem. Can you help me?'” Clements said.

Currently, the VA Women’s Health Center serves 5,000 veterans, but that number continues to grow and they need more space and services to keep up.

Women’s Health Nurse Navigator Christine Grizzard says the new clinic offers a lot of services like holistic health, mental health, maternity care, and more.

“What’s important to understand, though, is what hasn’t changed, and for women’s health to understand that our female veterans are the heart of our clinic,” Grizzard said.

“Walking into a clinic where it’s women, and it’s a lot of women — your nurses are women — so whatever you’re going through, they’ve seen it or been through it themselves,” Kris Baggett said. .

Baggett served in the United States Navy.

“You wanted to go out and find a women’s health program. Now I see the VA changing and they’re focusing a lot more, not just on male veterans, but also on female veterans,” Baggett said.

“It’s good to know that as women we can come and feel comfortable and know that we’re going to get the help we need. That’s what makes the difference, the simple knowing someone cares,” Clements said.

The project is expected to cost nearly $17 million and is expected to be completed by April 2023.