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Mental Health Services at VA

Published 07/30/2007 10:49 AM   |    Updated 10/16/2012 12:38 PM
What mental health services are available at VA?
The mental health website can be accessed at

The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Mental Health Strategic Healthcare Group provides general inpatient psychiatric services at 132 medical centers as well as mental health outpatient services in 689 medical centers and community-based outpatient clinics. In addition, readjustment counseling services are available for veterans and their families at 209 Vet Centers across the nation.

Mental health services are available in primary care clinics, VA nursing homes, and residential care facilities where veterans receive health care. Veterans with a serious mental illness are seen at facilities and clinics where specialized programs, such as mental health intensive case management, day centers, work programs and psychosocial rehabilitation are provided.

The mental health website can be accessed at
Information specific to PTSD can be found at :

Links to attendant information which include the following topics can also be found on this website:
Substance Use, Abuse Drug Policy
Veteran Recovery
Women Veterans
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Vocational rehabilitation
My Healthe Vet
Vet Centers (Readjustment Counseling Services)
Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Centers (MIRECC)
OEF/OIF Returning Veterans Fact Sheet
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
National Strategy for Suicide Prevention
National Institute of Mental Health
National Center for Injury Prevention and Control
American Association of Suicidology