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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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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.

Nashville Vet Center - Main Entrance

If you need to talk with someone after hours, on weekends, or holidays, the Vet Center call center is available 24/7: 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 do not need to be registered for care at VA. On your first visit, we will look for one or more of the following:

  • Discharge documents (such as a DD214)
  • Receipt of certain ribbons or awards 
  • Deployment Orders

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"

 

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

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

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 groups include:

  • Sleep
  • Vietnam Combat Veterans
  • OEF/OIF groups
  • Combat Veterans (era integrated)
  • Women Veterans

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.

Referral services

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

Call our Veterans Crisis Line at 800-273-8255 (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.

Other services

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

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.

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 are 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.

We encourage you to contact us, even if you are unsure if you meet these criteria. If we can’t help you, we will 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 do not have to be enrolled in VA Healthcare or have a service connected disability.

Safe and confidential. Our records cannot be accessed by other VA offices, the DoD offices, 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 judgement.