Behavioral Health - VA Central Ohio Healthcare System
Attention A T users. To access the menus on this page please perform the following steps. 1. Please switch auto forms mode to off. 2. Hit enter to expand a main menu option (Health, Benefits, etc). 3. To enter and activate the submenu links, hit the down arrow. You will now be able to tab or arrow up or down through the submenu options to access/activate the submenu links.

VA Central Ohio Healthcare System

 

Behavioral Health

The Mental Health Clinic offers many services based on your needs and treatment goals.  Services begin with a visit in our walk-in clinic or a referral from your primary care doctor. Treatments may include medication, psychotherapy, psychological testing, or marital/family therapy.

Additional Information About Behaviorial Health Services:

Focus of Treatment:

  • Depression, sadness, grief
  • Anxiety, worry, nervousness
  • Addictive behaviors
  • Relationship problems
  • Stress from medical problems and/or pain
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Emotional problems, such as anger
  • Employment issues
  • Military Sexual Trauma Recovery
  • Troublesome thoughts or ideas
  • Confused thinking
  • Aggressive or self-harming behaviors
  • Memory problems
  • Smoking cessation classes
  • Homeless Veteran Outreach  

Confidentiality

We will not talk to anyone about information you share unless you give written consent. By law, a few exceptions to this rule exist. If you have questions, please ask your mental health provider.

Post Traumatic Stress Outpatient Clinic (PCT)

The PCT Clinic provides assessment, teaching, and treatment.  Treatments may include therapy for relaxation, stress, and anger management.  Call 614-388-7069 to learn more.

Military Sexual Trauma (MST) Recovery Services

Treatment of Military Sexual Trauma is comprised of individual psychotherapy and coordination of psychiatric services as needed. The goals of the program are (1) to provide education for Veterans who have experienced sexual trauma and/or harassment about the effects of trauma; (2) to promote healthy and safe methods of healing; (3) to educate survivors about the impact that sexual trauma has on one’s view of self, others, and the world and how these views directly impact emotions and behaviors; (4) to educate trauma survivors about the process of challenging disrupted views; and (5) to increase each individual’s ability to tolerate the effects of trauma in order to achieve recovery.  Please contact Military Sexual Trauma Coordinator Anne Mann, MSW, LSW, at 614-257-5331. 

Veterans Industries/Community Placement and Supported Employment

The Veterans Industries/Community Placement and Support Program (CPSP) provides vocational rehabilitation services for Veterans experiencing homelessness, mental illness, substance abuse, or other psychosocial barriers to employment. The goal of CPSP is to assist the Veteran with obtaining and maintaining competitive community employment that is consistent with his/her interests and abilities. Services include vocational counseling, referrals to employment resources, vocational rehabilitation planning, transitional work experiences and ongoing support and follow-up.  For more information please contact 614-257-5219. 

Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery Center (PRRC)

Our program is designed to serve the needs of Veterans with severe and chronic mental illness.  We will help you develop a vision of yourself in the future and help you in setting goals necessary to make that vision a reality. We will offer everything you need to gain the skills and/or confidence to achieve your goals. You define your recovery based on your personal values, goals, and interests. You will set the course and we will help you navigate. You will use the strengths you already have and maybe even discover some new ones you didn’t know about before.

This program is about giving you hope that your life can change in a positive direction. Veterans involved in the program will set their own recovery goals and working together with us will fashion a clear plan that utilizes proven interventions to make the most of the chances that your goals will be reached.  For more information, please contact Nancy Gosztyla, LISW-S, 614-257-5215. 

Recovery Services Division

We help Veterans live a life free from addiction.  Services offered include: screenings, Detox, Rehab and follow-up care, and Opioid substitution therapy.  For more information, call 614-257-5440.

Mental Health Intensive Case Management (MHICM)

We have a community management system that helps Veterans deal with their mental illnesses.  We help Veterans build up skills for adapting to the community and looking after their care.  For more information call 614-257-5631. 

Health Care for Homeless Veterans (HCHV)

We lend a hand to homeless Veterans with many kinds of issues.  We help them with housing, money, mental and health care services.  For more information please contact 614-257-5219. 

Contact Info

Location

  • 420 North James Road
    Columbus, OH 43219
    1st Floor

Contact Number(s)

  • 614-257-5200 Ext. 4285

Hours of Operation

  • 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
    Monday - Friday