Connecting with VA
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The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) provides specialty inpatient and outpatient mental health services at its medical centers and community-based outpatient clinics. In addition, readjustment counseling services are available for Veterans and their families at Vet Centers across the nation. All mental health care provided by VHA supports recovery, striving to enable a person with mental health problems to live a meaningful life in their community and achieve full potential.
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Why Connect with VA?

Illustration: People standing holding handsWe believe that the most effective care for Service Members and Veterans will come from a strong connection between the community and VA. We invite you to consider us as a member of your treatment team and to look at how VA services can supplement and support the care you are providing.

Veteran status can open the door to a large number of resources, including eligibility for VA healthcare. Enrollment in VA healthcare can ensure that a Veteran has health coverage when he or she most needs it.

VA care includes:

  • Specialized care for many conditions including Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Military Sexual Trauma, pain management, and mild Traumatic Brain Injury.
  • Individual psychological and psychiatric services, group therapy that allows Veterans to connect with other Veterans, residential intensive treatment, and also primary healthcare.

In the following sections of this toolkit topic, we provide information on several key areas. Please see the right toolbar, labeled Section Menu, to continue.

We recognize the excellent care you provide to Veterans and invite you to check out the newest online trainings and other tools developed by VA that may support you in your practice.