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VA Texas Valley Coastal Bend Health Care System

 

Mental Health - Harlingen OPC

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.

For Mental Health emergencies, please call 911.

Mission

The mission of the VA's Office of Mental Health services is to maintain and improve the health and well-being of Veterans through excellence in health care, social services, education, and research.  In support of this mission, the VA Texas Valley Coastal Bend Health Care System offers an extensive array of Mental Health Services to Veterans at each of its facilities including the Corpus Christi VA Outpatient Clinic, Harlingen VA Outpatient Clinic, the Health Care Center at Harlingen, Laredo VA Outpatient Clinic, and the McAllen VA Outpatient Clinic.

About the Program

The Mental Health Service program at the VA Texas Valley Coastal Bend Health Care System provides consultation, evaluation, and treatment for a variety of issues that can impact health and emotional well-being.  The services described below are available to all eligible Veterans as well as to family or significant others, adjunctive to the effective treatment of the Veteran.  The VCB Mental Health Staff take pride in providing all services with respect and compassion for the Veteran and his/her family.  A holistic approach is utilized to provide all Veterans with a comprehensive evaluation and treatment plan in accordance with the principles of recovery-oriented care.  In addition to clinical services, VCB Mental Health staff also engage in research and training to ensure state-of-the-art treatment.

Services Offered

Mental health services provided at VA Texas Valley Coastal Bend Health Care System include treatments for

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Post Deployment Re-Adjustment
  • Drug and Alcohol Abuse or Dependence
  • Depression
  • Thoughts About Suicide
  • Military Sexual Trauma
  • Grief
  • Anxiety, Worry
  • Insomnia
  • Relationship Problems
  • Addictive Behaviors, Smoking Cessation
  • Stress or Lifestyle Modifications Due to Medical Conditions or Diagnoses
  • Pain Management
  • Anger Management
  • Troublesome Thoughts or Ideas
  • Aggressive or Self-Harming Behaviors
  • Memory Impairment

We also provide outreach to homeless and justice-involved 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.

Contact Info

Location

  • Harlingen VA Outpatient Clinic

Contact Number(s)

  • 956-291-9129

Hours of Operation

  • Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Tues, 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.