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Reno 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.
We also have non-traditional hours that change periodically given our community’s needs. Please call us to find out more.
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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Stop by during our office hours and let's discuss how we can help. Many of our services are available on a walk-in basis.
If you would like to schedule an appointment give us a call and we will be happy to discuss a time that works best for you to meet with a member of our staff.
You do not need to be registered for care at VA, rated for a service connected disability, or receiving any other form of VA benefits. On your first visit, we will look for one or more of the following:
Discharge documents (such as a DD214)
Receipt of certain awards
Other document that show qualifying military service
Operation Battle Born: Never Forget is a community ruck march that recognizes the 20th anniversary of Sep 11th, 2001. The ruck will cover over 30 miles in three legs from Carson City to Sparks, ending at the Veterans Memorial at the Marina.
We offer couples and family counseling to support you as you work toward meeting your goals.
Reno Vet Center has Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists onsite to offer family and couples counseling.
Specialty care at our center includes:
Women's group (Female spouses of Veterans support group)
EFT (Emotional Focused Couples Therapy)
Gottman couples therapy protocol
We’re here to support you if someone close to you has died or you’re adjusting to a difficult life change.
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.
Reno Vet Center offers individual and group counseling:
Vietnam Veterans group
Veterans Support Group
Specialty care includes:
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Therapeutic activities such as hiking, outdoor activities and events.
If you experienced sexual assault or harassment during military service, we can help you get the counseling you need. Any Veteran or service member, including members of the National Guard and Reserve forces, who experienced military sexual trauma is eligible to receive counseling. This applies to people of all genders from any service era.
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We provide private organizations and community agencies education on our Veteran community and military culture. Together, we build referral networks to expand support for Veterans, service members, and their families.
Reno Vet Center supports local Veterans through partnerships with government and community agencies, including:
Law enforcement and other first responders
Truckee Meadows Community College
University of Nevada
Nevada Department of Veteran Services
National Guard and Reserve components
We offer secure and confidential individual and group counseling through telehealth. You can schedule a phone or video appointment for Vet Center services.
Veterans in rural communities may be able to connect remotely with Reno Vet Center counselors and staff to receive services.
We can help connect you to VA and community resources that will support you in achieving your goals.
Reno Vet Center can help you:
Understand VA medical benefits and provide guidance on documents needed for enrollment.
Find a VSO to file claims and other benefits paperwork.
Connect you to representatives for VA education benefits.
Overview and referral for VA and state burial benefits.
Learn more about housing and VA home loans.
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.