Mental Health Services - VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System
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VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System


Mental Health Services

If you qualify for VA health care, you can get high-quality mental health services as part of your benefits. You may also be able to get care for certain mental health problems even if you don't have VA health care.

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 includes 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.

1.  Outpatient Services

  • Mental Health Clinic (MHC)

  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Clinical Team (PCT)

  • Substance Use Disorder Clinic (SUD-C)

  • Substance Use Disorder-Intensive Outpatient Program (SUD-IOP)

  • Primary Care Mental Health

  • Neuropsychology

  • Geropsychiatry Clinic

  • Women’s Mental Health

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

  • Military Sexual Trauma

  • Suicide Prevention 

  • Telemental Health (Clinical Videoteleconference)

2. Hospital Based Services

  • Acute Inpatient Mental Health (AIMH) Unit (18 beds) 

  • Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) Program (part of AIMH) 

  • Consultation/Liaison Psychiatry 

III. Community Based Services

  • Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery Center/Veteran's Empowerment and Recovery (VEAR) Center 

  • Mental Health Intensive Care Management (MHICM) 

  • Compensated Work Therapy Program (CWT) 

  • Healthcare for Homeless Veterans (HCHV) 

  • VA-Community Mental Health Summit 

  • Veterans Justice Outreach (VJO) 

Contact Information

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

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


VA Ann Arbor Medical Center (Hospital)
2215 Fuller Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Community Based Outpatient Clinics

Toledo Community Based Outpatient Clinic
Jackson Community Based Outpatient Clinic
Flint Community Based Outpatient Clinic



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.


VAAAHS Mental Health Clinic
Liberty Bldg, 7th Floor,
Room B707