Mental Health - Salem VA Medical Center
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Salem VA Medical Center


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

Mental Health Services at Salem VAMC provides 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.

We also participate in outreach to Veterans who are homeless.

Services Offered

Mental Health services provided at Salem VAMC include treatments for —

  • depression, sadness, grief
  • anxiety, worry, nervousness
  • addictive behaviors
  • relationship problems
  • stress from medical problems and/or pain
  • post deployment issues including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and military sexual trauma 
  • emotional problems, such as managing anger
  • vocational issues
  • troublesome thoughts or ideas
  • aggressive or self-harming behaviors
  • memory problems


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.

Special Programs

Outpatient Mental Health Programs

  • Mental Health Clinic (MHC)
  • The Center for Traumatic Stress (CTS)
  • Psychosocial Rehabilitation & Recovery Center (PRRC)
  • Substance Abuse Liaison Team (SALT)
  • Mental Health Intensive Case Management (MHICM) Program
  • Center for Neurocognitive Services (CNS)
  • Compensated Work Therapy (CWT) Program
  • Supported Employment (SE) Program
  • Incentive Therapy (IT) Program
  • Horticulture Therapy (HT) Program
  • Behavioral Medicine Clinic
  • Primary Care - Mental Health Integration Program
  • Mental Health Emergency Department (ED) Walk-In Clinic
  • Health Psychology
  • Suicide Prevention

Inpatient & Residential Programs

  • Acute Care Psychiatry
  • Specialized Inpatient PTSD Unit
  • Substance Abuse Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program (SARRTP)

Other Special Programs

  • Mental Health Consultation & Liaison
  • TeleMental Health
  • TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury)

Salem VAMC is affiliated with over 80 higher schools of learning and offers the following educational opportunities:

  • Psychiatry Residency Program
  • Psychology Fellowship Program
  • Psychology Internship Program
  • Radford MSW Internship Program

Contact Info


  • Salem VA Medical Center

Contact Number(s)

  • 540-982-2463 Ext. 2611
  • 888-982-2463 Ext. 2515

Hours of Operation

  • Mon-Fri 8:00am-4:30pm