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Mental health care

VA Portland Health Care System operates a comprehensive behavioral health program that provides excellent Veteran-focused mental health care. Ask a care coordinator about treatment options suited to your unique needs.

How to get Mental Health Care with VA Portland

If you are a new patient looking to establish mental health care or an existing patient looking to contact your mental health team, please call us at...


  • Press 1 for medication refill or renewal.
  • Press 2 for current patients to make, change or cancel an appointment or to speak to a mental health staff member.
  • Press 3 for all new mental health care patients.

Care we provide at VA Portland Health Care System

Being in a state of good health is not just the absence of disease, but having both physical and mental well-being. Through VA Portland's Mental Health Division, we aim to treat all Veterans completely. A full range of services is available from individual and group appointments, to treatment programs and therapy options.

  • Psychiatry

  • Psychology

  • PTSD

  • Substance Abuse

  •  Opioid substitution therapy (OST) -  an evidence-based intervention for opiate-dependent persons that replaces illicit drug use with medically prescribed, orally administered opiates such as buprenorphine and methadone.

About the Mental Health Program

The Mental Health services includes consultation, evaluation and treatment for a variety of issues that can impact emotional well-being.

We conduct research and training to ensure state-of-the-art treatment.

Services and treatments are offered for...

  • depression, sadness, grief
  • anxiety, worry, nervousness
  • addictive behaviors
  • relationship problems
  • stress from medical problems and/or pain
  • post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) 
  • emotional problems, such as managing anger
  • vocational issues
  • troublesome thoughts or ideas
  • confused thinking
  • aggressive or self-harming behaviors
  • memory problems


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 consultant.