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Mental health care

VA Western New York 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

Joan Chipps

VA Community Mental Health Point of Contact

VA Western New York health care

Phone: 716-862-3123

Email: Joan.Chipps2@va.gov

Kristen Weese

Health Care for Homeless Veterans (HCHV) Coordinator, VA Community Mental Health Point of Contact

VA Western New York health care

Phone: 716-862-8885

Email: kristen.weese@va.gov

Care we provide at VA Western New York health care

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.