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Mental health care

VA North Florida/South Georgia 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.

Whole Health Summits - Mental Health Mondays

On behalf of North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System, the Gainesville Mental Health Council would like to invite you to participate in the Whole Health Summits every Monday for the month of May.

The VA is striving to increase collaboration with the community in addressing subjects that reflect an integrated approach to health and mental health care. These events will take place virtually, via Microsoft Teams. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gainesville-whole-health-mental-health-mondays-registration-313708188637; once you register, you'll receive the calendar Invite with the information to join the event. 

Connect with a care coordinator

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Jan Gay LCSW

VA Community Mental Health Point of Contact

VA North Florida/South Georgia health care

Phone: 352-213-7226

Email: Jan.Gay@va.gov

Jessica Bradstreet

Jessica Bradstreet LCSW

VA Community Mental Health Point of Contact

VA North Florida/South Georgia health care

Phone: 904-239-8813

Email: Jessica.Bradstreet@va.gov

Care we provide at VA North Florida/South Georgia health care

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 or at risk of homelessness
  • Treatment for addictive disorders, including residential rehabilitation treatment programs
  • Transition and care management for returning Veterans (OIF/OEF/OND)

Confidentiality

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.