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North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System

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Mental Health

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 mental health services at the North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System (NF/SGVHS) provide consultation, evaluation, and treatment for a variety of issues that can impact emotional well-being. We conduct research and training to ensure state-of-the-art treatment.

Services Offered

Mental health services provided at NF/SGVHS include treatments for:

  • 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 managing anger
  • vocational issues
  • troublesome thoughts or ideas
  • confused thinking
  • aggressive or self-harming behaviors
  • memory problems

We also provide outreach to homeless veterans.

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.

Veterans Crisis Line

The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline and online chat. Veterans will be connected immediately to VA suicide prevention and mental health service professionals by calling 1-800-273-TALK (8255) and pressing 1. You may also visit the Veterans Crisis Line.

Visit Mental Health to listen to audio from the lifeline and get further information.

Psychology Service

For more information about our Psychology Service, please visit our Psychology Service web page.

Psychiatry Service

Psychiatry Service provides evaluation, treatment and continuing care for patients who apply directly or are referred to our variety of programs because of mental, emotional behavioral illness or problems. Our services are patient focused and directed toward maximizing the patient's resources to obtain/maintain maximum health coping patterns. Psychiatry Service utilizes a multidisciplinary approach in the provision of services. Treatment may be offered on an individual, family or group basis, employing a variety of treatment techniques. Staff members from several disciplines may provide direct services to patients.

Contact Info

Location

  • Malcom Randall VA Medical Center

Contact Number(s)

  • 352-376-1611 Ext. 106456

Hours of Operation

  • Mon-Fri 8:00am-4:30pm