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Mental health care

VA Altoona health care operates a comprehensive behavioral health program. We are a regional center of excellence for Veteran-focused mental health care. Ask a care coordinator about treatment options suited to your unique needs.

Connect with a care coordinator

Mary Elaine Sheehan

AFGE Local 1862 Vice President/Recovery Coordinator

VA Altoona health care

Phone: 814-943-8164, ext. 18112


Eileen Woods

Mental Health Social Work Supervisor

VA Altoona health care

Phone: 814-943-8164, ext. 17572


Care we provide at VA Altoona

The Behavioral Health Department offers both inpatient and outpatient services, including telehealth appointments. We provide consultation, evaluation, and treatment for a variety of issues impacting emotional well-being. Our services include:

  • Psychiatry
  • Psychology
  • Services for Veterans who are homeless
  • Treatment for addictive disorders, including residential rehabilitation treatment programs
  • Transition and care management for returning Veterans (OIF/OEF/OND)


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 provider.