Mental Health - Cincinnati VA Medical Center
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Cincinnati VA Medical Center


Mental Health

The Behavioral Health Care Line at the Cincinnati VA Medical Center 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.

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. The Cincinnati VA Medical Center 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.

 Services Offered

The Mental Health Care Line is divided into six divisions, each with a special focus within overall mental health care:

Outpatient Mental Health

Read more about our Outpatient Mental Health division

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder/Anxiety

Read more about our PTSD/Anxiety division

Assessment and Intensive Treatment

Read more about our Assessment and Intensive Treatment division

Substance Dependence Division

Read more about our Substance Dependence division

Domiciliary Care for Homeless Veterans Division

Read more about our DCHV division

Community Psychiatry Division

Read more about our Community Psychiatry division


Mental health services are confidential. We will not talk to anyone about information you share unless you give written consent. Under federal law, a few exceptions to this rule exist. If you have questions, please ask your mental health consultant.