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White River Junction 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

118 Prospect Street
Suite 100
White River Junction, VT 05001

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Hours

  • Mon. 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Tue. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Wed. 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Thu. 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Fri. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed
White River Junction 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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  • Please call 802-295-2908 to speak with a staff member that will assist you with scheduling an appointment, questions you may have or provide an appropriate referral
  •  Same day services available, call for details
  • Non-traditional hours are available by appointment

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
  • 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 also answer any questions you might have.

Cost: Free

We have a large well-lit parking area with seven designated Vet Center parking spots. Two of the parking spots are handicap parking.  Please feel free to park in any available space.

  • Bus: Advance Transit, Inc has multiple stops in both New Hampshire and Vermont, within 500 feet of the White River Junction Vet Center. View routes and schedules. 
  • DAV: Local DAV Transportation may be contacted directly at 802-295-9363. Veterans must provide the following information to schedule transportation services; first and last name, Last 4 SSN, pick up street address, contact number, location of appointment, and time of appointment.

In the spotlight at White River Junction Vet Center

Counseling services

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

The White River Junction Vet Center has counselors who can provide services such as:

  • Individual counseling for couples, spouses, children and significant others
  • Couples counseling

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 a Veteran who identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, or a related identity, we can help you find counseling, support, and referral services to meet your specific needs.

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.

White River Junction  Vet Center offers individual and group counseling.

Specialty care includes

  • Vietnam and Vietnam  Era-specific groups
  • OIF/OEF Support groups
  • Whole Health groups
  • Women's Reading Group (Brene Brown)

Evidence-based therapies such as

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)

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.

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.

White River Junction  Vet Center offers individual and group counseling.

  • Vietnam and Vietnam  Era-specific groups
  • OIF/OEF Support groups
  • Whole Health groups
  • Women's Reading Group (Brene Brown)

Specialty care includes

  • Evidence based therapies such as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT). 
  • Whole health activities such as Integrative restoration (iREST)

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 recognize that completing military service can come with a variety of new challenges. Navigating the VA system and other benefits alone can be overwhelming.  We can provide education and connection for

  • Enrollment in VA healthcare benefits
  • Filing a military-related disability claim
  • Connection to employment opportunities
  • Using VA Education Benefits
  • Using your VA Home Loan
  • Connecting to state benefits and services

Whole health puts you—instead of your illnesses or conditions—at the center of care. We’ll work with you to develop a personalized health plan based on your values, needs, and goals.

White River Junction Vet Center offers therapeutic activities such as:

  • Whole Health Group 
  • Relaxation Group
  • Reading Group
  • Drumming Group

If you’re a woman Veteran transitioning to civilian life, we can help you find counseling, support, and referral services to meet your specific needs.

The White River Junction Vet Center is staffed with women counselors and they focus on the needs of women Veterans and your cultural transformation along with any readjustment issues you may experience when separating from the military into civilian life.

We aim to provide an environment free from harassment and that will meet the unique needs of women Veterans.

  • Women's Reading Group (Brene Brown)

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.

The White River Junction Vet Center has a specially trained counselors on staff to support your needs and can facilitate inpatient treatment if necessary.  We also provide referral to VA and local community counseling resources.

If you’re homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, we can help you connect with resources in your community.

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.

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

White River Junction 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.

The White River Junction Vet Center can also connect you to Veterans Service Organizations in your community.

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 offer secure and confidential individual and group counseling through telehealth. You can schedule a phone or video appointment for Vet Center services.

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.