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Hartford Vet Center

We offer confidential help for Veterans, service members, and their families at no cost in a non-medical setting. Our services include counseling for needs such as depression, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and the psychological effects of military sexual trauma (MST). We can also connect you with more support in VA and your community.

Locations and contact information

Main Location

25 Elm Street
Suite A
Rocky Hill, CT 06067-2305

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Hours

  • Mon. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Tue. 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Wed. 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Thu. 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Fri. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Sat. 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Sun. Closed
Hartford Vet Center

Other locations

Vet Centers are community based to be more accessible in areas where you live.

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We also have non-traditional hours that change periodically given our community’s needs. Please call us to find out more.

Need help after hours?

Our call center is available 24/7. Call us anytime at 877-927-8387.

Prepare for your visit

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Please call 860-563-8800 to speak with a member of our staff who will assist you with scheduling an appointment, answer any questions you may have, or provide you with an appropriate referral.

Same day services available, call for details.

Non-traditional hours are available by appointment.

Cost: Free

We have a well-lit parking lot with plenty of parking spaces in the front and back of our facility.  Feel free to park in any available space.

BUS: CT Transit's 910 Rocky Hill-Century Hills Express has a stop within 400ft of the Hartford Vet Center.  Please visit CT Transit for more details.

You do not need to be registered for care at the VA, rated for a service-connected disability, or receiving any other form of VA benefits.  On your first visit, we will look for one or more of the following:

  • Discharge documents (such as DD214)
  • Receipt of certain awards
  • Deployment orders
  • Other documents that show qualifying military service

Request your military service records online.

If you don't have these documents on-hand, come in and we can work with you to establish your eligibility and answer any questions you may have.

In the spotlight at Hartford Vet Center

Counseling services

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We offer couples and family counseling to support you as you work toward meeting your goals.

Hartford Vet Center has licensed and experienced providers onsite to offer family and couples counseling

We’re here to support you if someone close to you has died or you’re adjusting to a difficult life change.

Hartford Vet Center offers bereavement counseling in an individual or group setting by a trained bereavement counselor.

If you’re struggling with issues like PTSD, depression, grief, anger, or trauma, we offer counseling and other support. We’ll work with you to help you achieve your personal goals.

Hartford Vet Center offers individual and group counseling.

Specialty care includes:

  • Era-specific Groups (Korea, Vietnam, Persian Gulf, Post-9/11)
  • All Era Support Groups

Evidence-based therapies such as:

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE)
  • Motivational Interviewing (MI)

If you experienced sexual assault or harassment during military service, we can help you get the counseling you need. Any Veteran or service member, including members of the National Guard and Reserve forces, who experienced military sexual trauma is eligible to receive counseling. This applies to people of all genders from any service era.

Hartford Vet Center offers individual and group counseling by counsleors with specific training related to military sexual trauma care.

If you have symptoms of PTSD after a traumatic event, we can help. We offer assessment and support through private counseling and group therapy. We can also refer you to VA or community counseling for treatment and therapy resources.

Hartford Vet Center offers individual and group counseling.

Evidence based therapies are also available, such as

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
  • Prolonged Exposure (PE)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

If you’re returning from military service, we’ll help you transition to civilian life. We can connect you with educational and career counseling, mental health services, and other programs and benefits that will support your transition.

If you’re a woman Veteran transitioning to civilian life, we can help you find counseling, support, and referral services to meet your specific needs.

Hartford Vet Center offers individual and group counseling with counselors identified as VA Women's Mental Health Champions.

Referral services

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We can help you overcome substance use problems, from unhealthy alcohol use to life-threatening addiction. We'll connect you to services for your specific needs.

Hartford Vet Center has a specially trained counselors on staff to support your needs and can facilitate inpatient treatment if necessary.  We also provide referral to VA and local community counseling resources.

Call our Veterans Crisis Line at 988 (select 1) to get support anytime day or night. This service is private, free, and available 24/7. Our Vet Center can also connect you with ongoing counseling and services.

We can help connect you to VA and community resources that will support you in achieving your goals.

Hartford Vet Center may help you know where to go and how to register for:

We may also connect you with State benefits assistance and local Veteran Service Organizations.

Other services

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We provide private organizations and community agencies education on our Veteran community and military culture. Together, we build referral networks to expand support for Veterans, service members, and their families.

Hartford Vet Center supports local Veterans through partnerships with local universities, businesses, military installations, and National Guard Armories.  We also provide referrals to Veteran Service Organizations in the community. 

We are committed to functioning as a focal point where Veterans and community partners can connect and engage.  We actively partner with different local, state, and federal programs such as:

We offer secure and confidential individual and group counseling through telehealth. You can schedule a phone or video appointment for Vet Center services.

Hartford Vet Center offers remote/virtual counseling and outreach through VA Videoconnect and WebEx.

How we’re different than a clinic

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Vet Centers are small, non-medical, counseling centers conveniently located in your community. They’re staffed by highly trained counselors and team members dedicated to seeing you through the challenges that come with managing life during and after the military.

Whether you come in for one-on-one counseling or to participate in a group session, at Vet Centers you can form social connections, try new things, and build a support system with people who understand you and want to help you succeed.

Vet Center services are available to you at no cost, regardless of discharge character, and without you needing to be enrolled in VA health care or having a service-connected disability. If you’re a Veteran or service member, including members of the National Guard and Reserve, you can access our services if you:

  • Served on active military duty in any combat theater or area of hostility
  • Experienced military sexual trauma (regardless of gender or service era) 
  • Provided mortuary services or direct emergent medical care to treat the casualties of war while serving on active military duty
  • Performed as a member of an unmanned aerial vehicle crew that provided direct support to operations in a combat theater or area of hostility
  • Accessed care at a Vet Center prior to January 2, 2013, as a Vietnam-Era Veteran
  • Served on active military duty in response to a national emergency or major disaster declared by the president, or under orders of the governor or chief executive of a state in response to a disaster or civil disorder in that state.
  • Are a current or former member of the Coast Guard who participated in a drug interdiction operation, regardless of the location.
  • Are a current member of the Reserve Components assigned to a military command in a drilling status, including active Reserves, who has a behavioral health condition or psychological trauma related to military service that adversely effects quality of life or adjustment to civilian life.

We encourage you to contact us, even if you’re unsure if you meet these criteria. If we can’t help you, we’ll find someone who will.

Our services are also available to family members when their participation would support the growth and goals of the Veteran or active-duty service member. If you consider them family, so do we. We also offer bereavement services to family members of Veterans who were receiving Vet Center services at the time of the Veteran’s death, and to the families of service members who died while serving on active duty.

No. You don’t have to be enrolled in VA health care or have a service-connected disability.

Safe and confidential. Our records can’t be accessed by other VA offices, the DoD, military units, or other community networks and providers without your permission or unless required to avert a life-threatening situation. Here, you can be as open as you want—there’s absolutely no judgment.