accepting new patients

Certified nurse midwife Shannon Axelson joins Waldo County General Hospital

Thu, 04/08/2021 - 4:30pm

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16 Fahy St., Suite 108
Belfast  Maine
United States

BELFAST — Waldo County General Hospital has welcomed Shannon Axelson, CNM, who recently joined the WCMP Women’s Health department and began seeing patients in early April. Before joining WCGH, Axelson saw patients at Waterville Women’s Care in Waterville.

She also has seen patients at Maine General Medical Center in Augusta and at the Gallup Indian Medical Center on the border of the Navajo Reservation in Gallup, New Mexico. Axelson earned her master’s degree from the University of Rhode Island and her bachelor’s degree from Salem State College in Salem, Massachusetts.

The women’s health department is located at 16 Fahy St., Suite 108, in Belfast, and can be accessed through the hospital’s main entrance. It includes obstetricians, gynecologists, certified nurse midwives, nurses and lactation consultants to provide women with a full range of care close to home.

During COVID, WCGH and the women’s health department has adopted additional measures to keep patients and staff safe. Patients are strongly encouraged to maintain regular screening schedules, especially for mammography, to ensure that best possible health outcomes.

Axelson is accepting new patients. To make an appointment with Axelson, please call 505-4332.

To learn more about WCMP Women’s Health, go to

Waldo County General Hospital

Waldo County General Hospital is part of MaineHealth, a not-for-profit integrated health system consisting of eight local hospital systems, a comprehensive behavioral healthcare network, diagnostic services, home health agencies, and more than 1,600 employed and independent physicians working together through an Accountable Care Organization. With more than 19,000 employees, MaineHealth is the largest health system in northern New England and provides preventive care, diagnosis and treatment to 1.1 million residents in Maine and New Hampshire. For more information, please visit