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Mental health care

VA Palo Alto health care operates a comprehensive mental 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

Tyler Sussex

Mental Health Clinic Coordinator (San Jose)

VA Palo Alto health care


Darryl Silva

Mental Health Clinic Coordinator (Menlo Park, Livermore, Fremont)

VA Palo Alto health care


Kelsey Clark

Mental Health Clinic Coordinator (Monterey)

VA Palo Alto health care


Care we provide at VA Palo Alto health care

The Mental 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:

  • Services for Veterans who are homeless Veterans or at risk of becoming 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.