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Mental health care

San Francisco VA Health Care System 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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Mental Health Access Center

VA San Francisco health care

Phone: 415-221-4810, ext. 2-4824

Care we provide at VA San Francisco health care

The Mental Health Service offers both impatient and outpatient services, including telehealth appointments. We provide consultation, evaluation, and treatment for a variety of issues impacting emotional well-being and behavior. Depending on your situation, we can also refer you to care in the community paid by the VA. Our services range from peer support with other Veterans to counseling, therapy, medication, or a combination of these options. Our goal is to help you take charge of your treatment and live a full and meaningful life.

Our services include:

  • Psychiatry
  • Psychology
  • Mental health social work
  • Interventional psychiatry
  • Mental health nursing
  • Mental health occupational therapy
  • Peer support
  • Homeless Veterans services
  • Treatment for substance use disorders, including intensive and residential rehabilitation treatment programs
  • Treatment for PTSD and trauma, including military sexual trauma (MST)
  • Treatment for mood and anxiety disorders
  • Support for grief and loss issues
  • Treatment for psychoses
  • Treatment for traumatic brain injury
  • Treatment for sleep disturbances and nightmares
  • Psychiatric rehabilitation and intensive case management for serious mental illness
  • Transition and care management for post-9/11 Veterans
  • Behavioral Medicine
  • Geriatric mental health
  • Women’s mental health
  • LGBT mental health, including a specialty Trans Clinic
  • Rural mental health
  • Couples and family mental health, including Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Program
  • Student Veteran mental health
  • Tribal Health/Native Veteran Outreach and Engagement
  • Training programs for interdisciplinary trainees


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.