Health Benefits

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VA Health Care

The VA St. Louis Health Care System provides inpatient and ambulatory care in medicine, surgery, psychiatry, neurology, and rehabilitation, and many other subspecialty areas. It is a two-division facility that serves veterans and their families in east central Missouri and southwestern Illinois.

The John Cochran Division, named after the late Missouri congressman, is located in midtown St. Louis and has all of the medical center’s operative surgical capabilities, the ambulatory care unit, intensive care units, outpatient psychiatry clinics, and expanded laboratory.

The Jefferson Barracks Division is a multi-building complex overlooking the Mississippi River in south St. Louis County. It provides psychiatric treatment, spinal cord injury treatment, a nursing home care unit, geriatric health care, rehabilitation services, and a rehabilitation domiciliary program for homeless veterans.

The John Cochran and Jefferson Barracks Division are undergoing major construction projects that will enable us to better serve your health care needs.

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VA Mental Health

The VA is staffed by numerous mental health professionals including Psychiatrists, Advance Practice Nurses, Psychologists, Social Workers, Nurses, and clerical staff. We offer numerous services including medication management, individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, group education, and support groups. We hope to meet your mental health needs and lead you on your way to recovery.

We schedule follow up visits on a recall basis. For any visit over one month, you will receive a letter asking you to call us and schedule an appointment with us. If the appointment is less than a month away, the appointment will be made at the time of your departure. If you need to cancel your appointment, please notify us as soon as possible so another Veteran can be scheduled.

Mental Health Clinics East 314-652-4100 Ext. 65090
Mental Health Clinics West 314-652-4100 Ext. 65766

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