Richard L. Roudebush VAMC

The Mental Health Service provides consultation, evaluation, and treatment for a variety of issues that can impact emotional well-being. The staff work closely together to develop a treatment plan which meets the specific needs of each Veteran we see. To make access to mental health care more convenient to Veterans, our mental health specialists are also located at our VA community clinics.

You can access mental health services through the MH walk-in clinic, or after hours in the emergency room.
VAMC, Walk-in Clinic, D wing, room D5029
317-988-2721
317-988-4284

About the Program

The Mental Health Service provides consultation, evaluation, and treatment for a variety of issues that can impact emotional well-being.

The staff work closely together to develop a treatment plan which meets the specific needs of each Veteran we see.

To make access to mental health care more convenient to Veterans, our mental health specialists are also located at our VA community clinics.

Our Services

Mental Health services provided at the San Francisco VAMC include:
• General Psychiatry Outpatient Services
• Mental Health Research
• Post Traumatic Stress (PTS) Program
• Psychological Assessment Services
• Substance Abuse Programs
• Mental Health Intensive Case Management (MHICM)
• Military Sexual Trauma
• Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery Center (PRRC)
• We also provide outreach to homeless and unemployed 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.

How do you get started?

Veterans can be referred by their primary medical providers or walk-in to our outreach team in D-5029 for general outpatient mental health services. Veterans are then seen at the Mental Health Access Center.

General Psychiatry Outpatient Services: We offer comprehensive services for the full range of emotional problems people can experience. In addition to individual, group, medication and family treatment approaches, we offer specialized programs which include:

• Women’s programming
• Geriatrics program
• Telemental Health
• Brief psychological care and assessment in your Primary Care clinic

Mental Health Research

We are committed to developing the most effective treatments for emotional disorders. Our clinical research guides and improves the clinical services we offer by carefully examining the effectiveness of the treatments we believe are most promising. Veterans who participate in research studies confidentially give us knowledge and understanding, which helps to improve care for other Veterans.

Post Traumatic Stress Program

Post Traumatic Stress (PTS) can develop after a person experiences or witnesses highly stressful and life threatening events. PTS symptoms include nightmares, flashbacks and irritability. Our PTS Programs are special programs for veterans who have developed PTS as a result of combat-related experiences or sexual abuse while in the military. Extensive treatment options include:
• Specialized group therapy
• Specific medication treatments
• Stress reduction training
• Family therapy

Understanding PTSD:http://www.ptsd.va.gov/public/pages/understanding_PTSD.asp

Understanding PTSD Treatment:http://www.ptsd.va.gov/public/understanding_tx/Understanding-TX.asp

Understanding PTSD: Teresa’s story

Sign up for the PTSD monthly update, a very informative service from theNational Center for PTSD.

Substance Abuse Programs

We offer treatment for Veterans who have found their use of alcohol or drugs has caused them significant distress or impairment with negative effects on family, personal relationships, health or work. Our treatment programs are structured to care for people through all stages of recovery. We includes specialty services for veterans in need of suboxone or methadone management and veterans seeking to quit smoking

Mental Health Intensive Case Management (MHICM)

The MHICM is a program serving Veterans with psychiatric disabilities who sometimes find it difficult to stay in the community. The Veterans served sometimes also struggle with alcohol or drug problems. The mission of the program is to provide state of the art, community-based care and to empower people to live at their greatest potential in the community. Treatments are provided by a multidisciplinary team. For more information, call (317) 988-4196.

Military Sexual Trauma

Veterans, both women and men, have experienced sexual trauma while they served on active military duty. While some of these Veterans sought counseling and treatment for the aftereffects of the trauma, many have never discussed the incident or their medical or psychological condition with anyone.

VA provides eligible Veterans with confidential counseling and treatment for the aftereffects of sexual trauma, helping them to better cope with the trauma experience, regain their confidence and self-esteem, and improve their quality of life. Our MST Coordinator is Laura Malone.  You can reach her at (317) 988-3469.

1481 W. 10th St.
Indianapolis, IN 46222

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