VA to Open Five Mental Health Telehealth Resource Centers

VA-telehealthThe Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is further enforcing its commitment to improving veterans’ health care with a new initiative. Announced at the 2016 American Telemedicine Association’s conference, the new initiative will bring five VA Mental Health Telehealth Resource Centers into existence.

The telehealth centers will establish offices at the following locations:

  • Charleston, SC
  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • A group of facilities in Boise, Seattle, and Portland

The fifth center, already up and running in West Haven, CT, specializes in the most severe types of mental health disorders, such as chronic depression and bipolar disorder.

These centers will provide more veterans in rural areas with access to mental health assessment and treatment. Each center will work closely with local mental health care providers and help remove barriers to these services for area veterans. The goal of the resource centers is to ensure that all veterans have access to the specialists they need to help with mental health improvement.

Have a Disabling Mental Health Condition? Call Veterans Help Group

Many of our brave servicememers develop mental health conditions after serving; these disorders can make it impossible to lead a normal life. If you suffer from a mental health disorder such as PTSD or depression, you may qualify for veterans’ disability benefits.

Veterans Help Group helps disabled veterans file disability claims and seek the benefits to which they are entitled. If you have already filed a claim and received a denial, we can help you. Give us a call before you file an appeal; let us see how we can help you.

Contact us at 855-855-8992 to schedule a consultation regarding your right to veterans’ disability benefits.

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