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Yakima Valley 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, post traumatic 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

2119 West Lincoln Avenue
Yakima, WA 98902

Direct line

Yakima Valley 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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The Yakima Valley Vet Center accepts walk-ins.  Veterans and service members may schedule appointments by phone or in person. 

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.

The Yakima Vet Center has available parking in front of the building. There are two designated accessible parking spaces near the entrance.  

The Yakima Vet Center does not provide transportation. Please utilize the Yakima transit public service.

View routes and schedules. For more information call 509-575-6175 or email asktransit@yakimawa.gov

 

In the spotlight at Yakima Valley 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 Yakima Valley Vet Center offers individual sessions, couples sessions and group therapy. 

 

We’re here to support you if someone close to you has died or you’re adjusting to a difficult life change.

At the Yakima Valley Vet Center, we offer individual sessions and group counseling.

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.

Here at the Yakima Valley Vet Center, we offer individual sessions and group therapy.

We refer Veterans and service members to the Veterans Yakima Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) or to organizations in our community for mental health medication management. 

  

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.

The Yakima Vet Center has male and female counselors on staff offering individual counseling sessions.

 

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.

Here at the Yakima Valley Vet Center, we offer individual sessions and group  therapy.

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 offer debriefing counseling services for returning military service members.

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.

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 Yakima Vet Center can refer you to the Yakima Veterans Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) or a community partner.

For more information about the Yakima CBOC please call 509-966-0199

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

At the Yakima Valley Vet Center, we refer Veterans to the following organizations for housing assistance

  • Yakima Housing Authority 
  • Housing and Urban Development - Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH)
  • Supportive Services for Veterans and Families (SSVF)

Call our Veterans Crisis Line at 800-273-8255 (select 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.

Veterans Crisis Line 1 800-273-8255

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

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 understand that the transition from military to civilian life can be a challenge. We offer a variety of ways to assist you in that process such as:

  • Referral to Veteran Service Officer (VSO) 
  • Service connections 
  • Widow compensation 
  • Veteran supportive activity groups 

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.

The Yakima Valley Vet Center coordinates with the following community organizations:

  • American Legion
  • VFW -Veterans of Foreign War
  • Yakima County Probation Services
  • Yakima County Veterans Program
  • Yakima Valley Community College
  • Central Washington University
  • Perry Tech  Institute

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

The Yakima Valley Vet Center offers virtual counseling sessions by phone and video.  

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 are 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.

We encourage you to contact us, even if you are unsure if you meet these criteria. If we can’t help you, we will 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 do not have to be enrolled in VA Healthcare or have a service connected disability.

Safe and confidential. Our records cannot 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 judgement.