Mental Health Services - VA Bedford Healthcare System
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VA Bedford Healthcare System


Mental Health Services

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Frequently Asked Questions

Contact Information:
Contact us at (781) 687-2347 about an evaluation.

Mental Health Services at Bedford VA and its satellite clinics at Haverhill, Gloucester, and Lynn are available to treat veterans in the community with many different Mental Health needs. All new patients have their needs assessed in an evaluation, and treatment is planned under a psychiatrist's direction. Individual and group psychotherapy, as well as medication and other specialty treatments, are available depending on the Veteran's needs.

Learn more about our programs and services at Bedford Guide to Services for Veterans and Families. Click on Mental Health Tab.

Crescent Building Transitional Residence Program

The Crescent Building Transitional Residence Program (CWT/TR), located in Lowell, MA, is a unique rehabilitation program which is designed to intervene in the cycle of homelessness and institutionalization by providing an environment in which veterans can acquire skills and supports needed to function productively and independently in competitive employment and community based housing.  More>>

Community Residential Care Program

Community Residential Care is a sheltered living program for veterans unable to live on their own because of disability or family circumstances. It provides room and board, supervision, monitoring and attention to personal care.  More>>

Compensated Work Therapy

Compensated Work Therapy is a vocational rehabilitation program whose primary mission is to prepare, return and support motivated veterans in jobs and communities of their own choosing. Our "Parternship Approach" is designed to assist participants in identifying resources and removing barriers while empowering them through building competence and confidence.   More>> 


The Domiciliary is a multidisciplinary, specialized, biopsychosocial program created specifically to meet the many complicated needs of our homeless veteran population. The program generally lasts for 4 months and combines a supportive psychoeducational group approach with intense vocational assessment, counseling and employment leads.  More>>

Homeless Services

Services for homeless veterans include outreach, formal and informal partnerships with community providers, and strong advocacy on both a regional and national level. More>>

Inpatient Services

The Acute Unit is a 30 bed locked inpatient unit which treats patients with acute psychiatric problems. The goals are accurate assessment and diagnosis, and a short term treatment plan designed to alleviate acute psychopathologic symptoms so that patients can return to the community or move to a less intensive setting safely. The Geropsychiatry Unit is a locked 35 bed inpatient geropsychiatry unit. The goal is to provide ongoing care and rehabilitation for chronic psychiatric patients in a secure and therapeutic environment. More>>


Find more information on common mental health problems.  More>>

Mental Health Clinic

Clinic services include: Mental Health Evaluations and Psychological Testing; Individual, Group, Couples, and Family Therapy; Medication Therapy; Greif and Loss Therapy; Gambling Assessment; Insomnia Evaluation; and PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) Counseling.

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. Home visits and other treatments are provided by a multidisciplinary team.  More>>

Veterans Mental Health and Addiction Program (VHMAP)

The Veterans Center for Addiction Treatment is a Chemical Dependency Rehabilitation Program with components addressing various stages of recovery. The philosophy of the program is that disease of addiction chronic, progressive but treatable. Therapeutic environment strengthens recovery process.  More>>

Veterans Community Care Center

The Veterans Community Care Center (VCCC) is a community based treatment program located in the Massachusetts Mills complex in downtown Lowell. The Center provides a supportive environment in which veterans experiencing difficulty with community adjustment, interpersonal relations, medication management, addiction problems and vocational problems can receive assistance.  More>>