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Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks

 

Mental Health

 

About the Program

The mental health service at Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks provides consultation, evaluation, and treatment for a variety of issues that can impact emotional well-being.

Where we are located

Mental Health Services can be accessed in the Mental Health Clinic off Woolsey Ave. in Fayetteville. Please see map below with clinic designated by a yellow star.

Map to Mental Health Clinic 

Scheduling Appointments

Please call the clinic to schedule an appointment or ask your Primary Care Doctor to refer you to mental health. You must Enroll in services with the Veterans Healthcare System of the Ozarks before you make an appointment.

Clinic Hours

Monday – Friday 8:00 am - 4:30pm

Substance Use Clinic Open until 7pm Tuesday nights by appointment

Saturday appointments (2nd and 4th Saturdays) 0800-1200 available for medication management

Therapy Appointments are available until 7pm on Tuesday nights for mental health or substance use needs.

Monday through Friday 7am appointments for medication management or therapy are available.

Helpful Phone Numbers:

Mental Health Clinic to schedule an appointment: 479-444-5048

VHSO Fayetteville, AR Crisis Line:  1-800-691-8387 then press 8

Veterans’ Suicide Hotline: 1-800-237-TALK (8255)

National Crisis Hotline: 1-800-784-2433

Services Offered on Various Treatment Teams

  • Substance Use Clinical Team with a 28 Day Intensive Outpatient Program
  • PTSD Clinical Team (PCT)
  • Services for those who experienced Military Sexual Trauma (MST)
  • General Mental Health Team
  • OEF/OIF/OND Team
  • Marriage & Family Therapy
  • Compensated Work Therapy Programs & Vocational Services
  • Drop In Legal Assistance with Legal Aid Mondays 9-12 at 222 E. Township St. Fayetteville, AR
    • (Must meet financial qualifications) Call 479-442-0600 for more information
  • Mental Health Intensive Case Management for Veterans with serious mental illness(MHICM)
  • Psychosocial Rehab and Recovery Center (PRRC)
  • Inpatient Treatment for Suicidal and Homicidal Ideations

Evidence Based Treatments Offered

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Motivational Interviewing (MI)
  • Problem Solving Training (PST)
  • Social Skills Training (SST)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I)
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
  • Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE)
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Behavioral Couples Therapy for Comorbid Substance Use
  • Integrative Behavioral Couples Therapy

Other Treatment Options in the Mental Health Clinic

  • Anger Management
  • Biofeedback
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Finding Hope from Depression
  • Pain Management Group
  • Groups for Substance Use
  • Women’s Trauma Group and Women’s Support Group
  • Recovery Groups
  • Seeking Safety for Veterans with PTSD and Substance Use
  • Anxiety Group
  • Orientation groups for General Mental Health & PCT
  • PTSD Specific Groups
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy Groups
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy Groups
  • Meditation Group
  • Family group for family members of Veterans with PTSD
  • Tobacco Free Groups
  • Specific war era groups: Korea, Vietnam, WWII, OEF/OIF/OND Groups
  • EMDR
  • Calm Brain
  • Marriage and Relationship Skills Group

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.

Consumer Council (CC) Information

The mission of CC is to promote communication and access to quality of life care for the veterans and their families by acting as an “Information Bridge” between the patients and the VA Mental Health professionals, VA staff, community partners and veteran resources. Any Veteran or family member is welcome to attend the monthly meeting on the 4th Monday at 0930 in Room 245 of the Mental Health Clinic. You may also contact the council at nwarkcc@gmail.com for more information.

Recovery Model

VHSO Mental Health has adopted the recovery model that focuses on the following characteristics of a Veteran’s life in order to overcome life’s challenges. We help Veterans progress through various stages of recovery based on their own hopes and desires for success.

  • Hope
  • Holistic
  • Responsibility
  • Person Centered
  • Strength-Based
  • Non-Linear
  • Respect
  • Peer Support
  • Empowerment
  • Self-direction

“There are no escalators in recovery; you have to take the steps.”

“Recovery is remembering who you are and using your strengths to become all you were meant to be” (META Services)

If you have any questions about recovery or any of the above information, please contact your Local Recovery Coordinator, Mindi Littleton, at 479-444-5048.

Contact Info

Location

  • Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks
    1100 North College Avenue, Fayetteville, AR

Contact Number(s)

  • 479-443-4301

Hours of Operation

  • Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30pm
    Substance Abuse Clinic Open until 7pm Tuesday nights by appointment