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VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System

 

Mental Health

About the Program

The VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System Mental Health Service is a Partner Affiliate of the Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan Medical School. Together the departments host an internationally recognized faculty known for their contributions to the study of mood disorders, stress and anxiety disorders, substance use disorders as well as other psychiatric disorders. These programs are leaders in the translation of research from the "bench-top-to-the-bedside". Important goals of the VAAAHS Mental Health Service  include providing the highest quality mental health care to eligible veterans, conducting state-of-the-art basic and clinical psychiatric research relevant to veterans, and providing excellent training to the next generation of mental health clinicians and researchers.

The VAAAHS Mental Health Service has a broad range of general and specialized clinical programs that span across four sites (Ann Arbor, Jackson, Flint, MI and Toledo, OH; see details below). Its active research programs are integrated with the Health Service Research and Development (HSR&D) Group at the VA and the Trauma and Stress and Anxiety Research Laboratory (TSARG), Psychiatry Affective Neuroimaging Laboratory (PANlab) as well as other research groups at the University of Michigan and together, have produced internationally recognized work. VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System's Mental Health Service is an important training site for the University of Michigan Residency and Fellowship Training Programs, VA Psychology Internship, UM-VA Psychology Post-Doctoral Training Consortium and associated programs for other disciplines such as Social Work, Nursing  and Physician Assistants.

Clinical Programs

Broadly, the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System Mental Health Clinical services are organized into three major sections: Outpatient, Hospital Based and Community Based Mental Health Sections.

 

I. Outpatient Services

                 -  Geropsychiatry Clinic

                 -  Women’s Mental Health

                 -  Returning Veterans Programs (Seamless Transition & Serv-MH)

                 -  Suicide Prevention

 

II. Hospital Based Services
  • Acute Inpatient Mental Health (AIMH) Unit (18 beds)
  • Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) Program (part of AIMH)
  • Consultation/Liaison Psychiatry Service

 

III. Community Based Services
  • Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery Center/Veteran's Empowerment and Recovery (VEAR) Center
  • Mental Health Intensive Case Management/Assertive Community Treatment-Based Program (MHICM)
  • Compensated Work Therapy Program
  • Healthcare for Homeless Veterans
  • Veterans Justice Outreach (VJO)
  • Acute Inpatient Mental Health (AIMH) Unit (18 beds)
  • Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) Program (part of AIMH)
  • Consultation/Liaison Psychiatry Service

Contact Information

Mental Health Administrative Office: (734) 845-3414
Mental Health Clinic: (734) 845-3471 or (800) 361-8387 then press 53471

VA Crisis Hotline: (800) 273-8255, then press 1

 

Outpatient & Hospital Based Services  (Ann Arbor  Location)

       VA Ann Arbor Medical Center (Hospital)

       Acute Inpatient Mental Health

       2215 Fuller Road

       Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Outpatient Services – Toledo Community Based Outreach Clinic

Outpatient Services – Jackson Community Based Outreach Clinic

Outpatient Services – Flint Community Based Outreach Clinic
 

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 consultant.

 

Contact Info

Location

  • Mental Health Clinic
    7th Floor, Room B707
    Located next to the Liberty Elevators

Contact Number(s)

  • 734-845-3471 Ext. 53471
  • 800-361-8387 Ext. 53471

Hours of Operation

  • Mon-Fri 8:00am-4:30pm
    Extended Hours: Mon/Weds until 6:30pm; Tues/Thurs until 8:30pm