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VA Western New York Healthcare System

 

Mental Health

If you qualify for VA health care, you can get high-quality mental health services as part of your benefits. You may also be able to get care for certain mental health problems even if you don't have VA health care.

The Behavioral Health Care Line at VA Western New York Healthcare System serves Veterans in inpatient and outpatient settings to help them achieve a full and fulfilling life. Mental health services are provided in a number of settings based on the needs of the patient. The following is a brief explanation of the behavioral health services we offer. Click the links for more information on treatment options and referral processes.

Our Behavioral Health Outpatient Clinic provides mental health services as a part of the Patient Aligned Care Team to help Veterans work toward symptom resolution. Counseling and treatment are offered according to an individual plan. 

For those suffering from more serious mental health concerns, Intensive Outpatient Behavioral Health offers more contact and treatment time to overcome significant barriers. Intensive outpatient visits are scheduled as often as five days a week until less frequent treatment is appropriate.

Inpatient Behavioral Health Care  is a residential program for Veterans who require more intervention than can be provided in the community. Acute inpatient psychiatry patients are admitted to the facility to be treated by our team of psychiatrists, social workers, nurses and other therapists. Each inpatient unit also has primary and specialty care for other health needs. Acute inpatient stays typically last three to ten days and are followed up by further treatment after the patient is discharged from the facility.

Domiciliary Residential Rehabilitation offers Veterans a place to heal problems with substance abuse, homelessness or vocational challenges. The program establishes a treatment plan that prepares the Veteran with the skills needed to maintain a better quality of life on a permanent basis. Over the course of three to six months, new behaviors are developed to foster independence and success upon reentering the community.

The Women Veterans Residential Program is uniquely suited to assist women Veterans in overcoming the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder and military sexual trauma. The residents in this program share a home-like setting with other women Veterans who have had similar experiences. In a safe, calm environment, they receive help healing emotional wounds through treatment and shared growth. Medical and behavioral health care is offered, as well as support services during the residential treatment and after returning to the community. VA Western New York Healthcare System also offers outpatient therapy for women Veterans dealing with the effects of trauma, mental illness or substance abuse.  Treatment is provided in individual and group sessions.

Contact Info

Location

  • Buffalo VA, 10B

Contact Number(s)

  • 716-862-3117

Hours of Operation

  • 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.