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San Juan 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, posttraumatic 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.

Locations and contact information

Main Location

7 Tabonuco Street
Suite 104
Guaynabo, PR 00968

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  • Mon. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Tue. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Wed. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Thu. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Fri. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed
San Juan Vet Center

Other locations

Vet Centers are community based to be more accessible in areas where you live.

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We also have non-traditional hours that change periodically given our community’s needs. Please call us to find out more.

Need help after hours?

Our call center is available 24/7. Call us anytime at 877-927-8387.

Prepare for your visit

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First-time visitor? Stop by during our office hours, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or just give us a call at 787-749-4409, ext. 4410. Many of our services are available on a walk-in basis. 

Please call if you’re interested in scheduling an appointment with one of our counselors. Non-traditional hours are available. 

We’re currently requiring visitors to wear a mask inside the building. We’re following the CDC guidelines for COVID-19 response. 

Our location is conveniently located near several public bus lines. 

Visit Departamento de Trasportación y Obras Públicas to check the routes and schedules

We’re located at the San Patricio Office Center in Suite 104. We’re behind the San Patricio Mall in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico.   

Our parking lot is on the third floor of the attached parking garage, in the back end of the San Patricio Office Center Building. We have accessible parking and an accessible entrance to the Vet Center. You can park in any of our reserved parking spaces. 

If you need assistance, please do not hesitate to call us at 787-749-4409, ext. 4410.                

You don’t 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’ll check for one or more of the following:

  • Discharge documents (such as a DD214)
  • Receipt of certain awards
  • Deployment orders
  • Other documents that show qualifying military service

Request your military service records online

If you don’t have these documents on hand, come in and we can work with you to establish your eligibility and answer any questions you might have.

In the spotlight at San Juan Vet Center

Counseling services

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We offer couples and family counseling to support you as you work toward meeting your goals.

We use evidence-based practices in our counseling for couples and families. 

We also offer spouse groups at these times and locations:

  • On-site on Mondays, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • At the Ceiba Community-Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) on the third Thursday of the month, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

If someone close to you has died or you’re adjusting to a difficult life change, we’re here to support you.

We offer grief counseling to family members of Veterans and service members. We can also provide contact information to the Veterans Benefits Administration and National Cemetery Administration regarding possible burial and survival benefits. 

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.

We have many groups available, such as these: 

  • Readjustment group
  • Mindfulness group
  • Era-specific groups, such as Vietnam, Global War on Terror, and Desert Storm
  • Women Veteran groups
  • Music group (Guitars 4 Vets meets in our facility on Mondays and Tuesdays from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.)
    Learn more about Guitars 4 Vets

We offer evidence-based therapies for individuals who are interested in these intervention modalities:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I)
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
  • Prolonged Exposure (PE)
  • Motivational Interviewing

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.

Our counselors use a trauma-informed care approach to provide therapy and supportive services to those who have experienced military sexual trauma (MST).

If you have symptoms of PTSD after a traumatic event, we can help. We offer assessment and support through private counseling and group therapy. We can also refer you to VA or community counseling for treatment and therapy resources.

Symptoms of PTSD such as feeling on edge, having trouble with sleep or motivation, or experiencing shifting moods, may be getting you off track. We can provide the tools to manage these problems. Call to learn how we can help.

Learn more about PTSD and treatment options

We offer these evidence-based practices and specialty care:

  • Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
  • Prolonged Exposure (PE)

If you’re returning from military service, we’ll help you transition to civilian life. We can connect you with educational and career counseling, mental health services, and other programs and benefits that will support your transition.

We are here to welcome you home. We provide a community where you can connect with other Veterans and active-duty service members.

Whether you’re returning from deployment or leaving the military, we can help you connect with: 

Give us a call, we’ve got your six.

Referral services

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We can help you overcome substance use problems, from unhealthy alcohol use to life-threatening addiction. We'll connect you to services for your specific needs.

We can also connect you to the New Beginnings Program at the San Juan VAMC or other community providers.  

Call our Veterans Crisis Line at 988 and press 1 to get support anytime day or night. This service is private, free, and available 24/7. Our Vet Center can also connect you with ongoing counseling and services.

If you need help and want to connect with another Veteran or service member, we are here. Some of our staff are Veterans, too. We understand Veteran and military experiences and can provide one-on-one counseling. 

We can also connect you with our Suicide Prevention Coordinators at the San Juan VA Medical Center (VA Caribbean Healthcare System). 

Learn more and connect with a care coordinator

We can help connect you to VA and community resources that will support you in achieving your goals.

Understanding your benefits, navigating health care, and choosing what is best for you are sometimes difficult tasks to manage. We can help connect you with benefits, services, and programs that support your transition from the military.

Let us help you with these tasks:

  • Enrolling in VA health care and connecting with primary care
  • Finding where to file a disability claim and the necessary steps to take
  • Using your VA education benefits
  • Finding how to apply for and use your VA home loan
  • Accessing VA burial and survivor benefits

We can help you make direct connection with a Veteran Service Officer in your city or town and local Veterans Service Organizations.

Other services

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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.

We work with our local partners and use our resources to advocate for your needs. 

We collaborate with the following partners:

Please call us if you’d like to learn more.

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’re 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.
  • Are a current member of the Reserve Components assigned to a military command in a drilling status, including active Reserves, who has a behavioral health condition or psychological trauma related to military service that adversely effects quality of life or adjustment to civilian life.

We encourage you to contact us, even if you’re unsure if you meet these criteria. If we can’t help you, we’ll 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 don’t have to be enrolled in VA health care or have a service-connected disability.

Safe and confidential. Our records can’t be accessed by other VA offices, the DoD, 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 judgment.