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Mental health care

VA Syracuse 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.

Connect with a care coordinator

Ann Canastra

Ann Canastra

Local Recovery Coordinator LPMHC Lead & Training Director

VA Syracuse health care

Phone: 315-425-4400, ext. 52717

Email: Ann.Canastra@va.gov

Bethany Stewart

VA Community Mental Health Point of Contact

VA Syracuse health care

Phone: 315-425-4400, ext. 56500

Email: Bethany.Stewart2@va.gov

Care we provide at VA Syracuse

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)

Confidentiality

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.