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Nashville 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

2501 McGavock Pike
Suite 200
Nashville, TN 37214

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Hours

  • Mon. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Tue. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Wed. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Thu. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Fri. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed
Nashville Vet Center - Main Entrance

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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  • First time visitor? Stop by during our office hours or give us a call and let's discuss how we can help
  • Many of our services are available on a walk-in basis
  • Please call 615-883-2333 to schedule an appointment with one of our clinicians
  • Non-traditional hours are available

You don’t need to be registered for care at VA, rated for a service-connected disability, or receiving any other form of VA benefits. On your first visit, we’ll check for one or more of the following:

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

You may also request your military record (DD214) here.

  • Enter the Two Rivers Corporate Centre (2501 McGavock Pk) and keep straight
  • The Vet Center is in Suite 200
  • We have a large well lit parking area. Please feel free to park in any available space.
  • The main entrance is clearly marked "Vet Center"

 

Metro Nashville Transit Authority offers the WeGo  public transit system. The Vet Center is located 0.1 mile Northeast of WeGo Bus Route 34 (McGavock Pike & Music Valley Dr Westbound).

In the spotlight at Nashville Vet Center

Counseling services

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

Nashville Vet Center has licensed therapists who can provide services such as:

  • Individual counseling for couples, spouses, children and significant others
  • Couples counseling

If someone close to you has died or you’re adjusting to a difficult life change, we’re here to support you.

Nashville Vet Center offers counseling and other support, such as:

  • Bereavement counseling for families who have lost a loved one during active duty
  • Grief counseling

If you or a loved one are in—or may be in—a potentially abusive or violent relationship, we can help.

If you're a Veteran who identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, or a related identity, we can help you find counseling, support, and referral services to meet your specific needs.

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.

At Nashville Vet Center we offer individual and group counseling. Our specialty group and individual counseling services include:

  • Sleep Hygiene group
  • Vietnam combat Veterans group
  • OEF/OIF/Post 9/11 groups
  • Military Sexual Trauma group 
  • Combat Veterans (era integrated)
  • Women Veterans group
  • Songwriting group with Operation Song
  • Individual guitar instruction with Guitars 4 Vets

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.

Military sexual trauma can happen to both men and women. If you experienced sexual assault or harassment during military service - no matter when you served – we provide counseling and treatment.

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.

Nashville Vet Center offers evidence-based therapies, including

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) 

We can also help with anger management and insomnia.

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.

Whole health puts you—instead of your illnesses or conditions—at the center of care. We’ll work with you to develop a personalized health plan based on your values, needs, and goals.

Nashville Vet Center partners with community organizations to offer therapeutic activities such as:

  • Operation Song
  • G4V (Guitars for Vets)
  • Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing (PHWFF)

 

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.

The Vet Center provides individual and group counseling specific to the needs of Women Veterans. We also offer psychosocial informational groups geared toward educating women Veterans about VA Healthcare and the VA Center for Women Veterans

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.

We offer evidence-based therapies and referrals (as needed) to support your goals.

If you’re homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, we can help you connect with resources in your community.

The Vet Center works with community partners such as Room in the Inn and Mathew25 Nashville as well the VA National Center on Homelessness Among Veterans to address the needs of homeless or near homeless Veterans.

Call our Veterans Crisis Line at 988 and press 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.

Our primary focus is your safety!  If you feel hopeless, suicidal, or in need of crisis care, just let your counselor know so you can work together to help you feel safer and more optimistic about your future.  Should you need the Veterans Crisis Line, in addition to calling them, you can also reach them via confidential chat at Veterans Crisis Line or text to 838255.  Together we work to help you stay safe and improve your world.

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

Nashville Vet Center can help you know where to go and how to register for:

  • How to get VA medical benefits and register for care
  • Where to go to file claims and other forms
  • Understanding your VA education benefits
  • Education and referral for VA burial benefits
  • Housing and home loans

Nashville Vet Center can also connect you to Veterans Service Organizations in your community.

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.

The Nashville Vet Center values community partnerships and is intentional about engaging with our local communities regularly. Established local partnerships include:

 

  • National Guard & Reserve Units
  • State Universities & Community Colleges
  • Veteran Service Organizations
  • Tennessee Department of Veteran Services (TDVS)
  • Community Legal Services

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

We want to make counseling convenient for you.  We use virtual platforms such as WebEx and VA Videoconnect.  If you can’t make it to visit us in person because of a hectic schedule, daunting traffic, or not feeling well we can schedule a telehealth appointment with you.  You can join individual or group counseling, by grabbing your smartphone or laptop, having an internet connection, and finding a private location.  We will be there for you! 

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.

You may be eligible for Vet Center services no matter your discharge status or eligibility for VA health care. And we encourage you to contact us, even if you’re not sure if you’re eligible. If we can’t help you, we’ll find someone who can. 

If you’re a Veteran or service member (including National Guard and Reserves), you’re eligible if you meet any of these service requirements: 

  • You served on active duty in any combat theater or area of hostility, or 
  • You provided mortuary services or direct emergency medical care to treat the casualties of war while on active duty, or 
  • You were a member of an unmanned aerial vehicle crew that provided direct support to operations in a combat theater or area of hostility, or 
  • You served on active 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, or  
  • You’re a current or former member of the Coast Guard who participated in a drug interdiction operation, or 
  • You’re a current member of the Reserve Component assigned to a military command in a drill status, including active Reserves, and you need to address a behavioral health condition or psychological trauma that is related to your military service

If you’re a Veteran or service member (including National Guard and Reserves), you’re also eligible for Vet Center services if any of these descriptions is true for you: 

  • You’re a Vietnam Era Veteran who used Vet Center services before January 2, 2013, or 
  • You experienced military sexual trauma (no matter your gender or service era), or 
  • You currently use any covered VA educational assistance benefits

What are the covered educational assistance benefits?

They're benefits from any of these programs

Remember: You don’t need to be enrolled in VA health care to be eligible for Vet Center services. You don’t need to have a service-connected disability. And you can have any character of discharge.

You can use our counseling and other support services when your participation would support the growth and goals of the Veteran or service member in your family. If the Veteran or service member considers you family, so do we.  

You can also use our bereavement services if any of these descriptions is true for your family: 

  • The Veteran or service member died while serving on active duty, or

  • The Veteran was using Vet Center services at the time of their death, or

  • The Veteran or service member died by suicide 

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.