Depression: Programs & Services
Programs & Services
VA offers programs and services dedicated to helping Veterans with depression find treatments that are best for them. Because no one treatment is best for all Veterans, these programs and services treat each Veteran as an individual, working to determine what fits best with their personal needs and goals.
Medical Center Facility Locator
VA provides world-class health care to eligible Veterans. Most Veterans qualify for cost-free health care services, although some Veterans must pay modest co-pays for health care or prescriptions. Explore your eligibility for health care using VA’s Health Benefits Explorer tool, and find out more about the treatment options available to you.
Local Recovery Coordinators (LRCs)
LRCs can help Veterans with depression find key resources to promote their recovery. Each VA has an LRC who leads recovery discussion groups, creates special education programs, and makes recovery-focused programs available to Veterans. LRCs can also help connect you with Veteran services within your community.
If you are a combat Veteran, you can bring your DD214 to your local Vet Center and speak with a counselor or therapist — many of whom are Veterans themselves — for free, without an appointment and regardless of your enrollment status with VA.