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Mental health care

VA Pittsburgh 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.

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Behavioral Health Call Center

VA Pittsburgh health care


Brandon Ketchum , LCSW

Local Recovery Coordinator

VA Pittsburgh health care



Care we provide at VA Pittsburgh

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
  • Homeless Veterans services
  • Treatment for addictive disorders, including residential rehabilitation treatment programs
  • Transition and care management for returning Veterans (OIF/OEF/OND)

Tobacco Cessation

We offer medications and resources for making a quit plan and sticking to it.

Pharmacy telephone counseling, Quit-Vet telephone counseling, virtual group, Smokefree text messaging, Stay Quit Coach App,

For more information, contact our tobacco cessation coordinator at .

Available at these locations:


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.

VAPHS Mental Health Summits

The goal of VA Mental Health Summit is to support Veterans' mental health recovery through active and ongoing collaboration between Veterans Affairs, Veterans, their families,  community partners, and advocates.