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Syracuse 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.


The Behavioral Health Care Line at the Syracuse VA Medical Center serves Veterans in inpatient and outpatient settings to help them achieve a full and meaningful life. Mental health services are provided in a number of settings based on the needs of the patient. The following is a brief explanation of the behavioral health services we offer. Click the links for more information on treatment options and referral processes.

Our Behavioral Health Outpatient Clinic provides mental health services as a part of the Patient Aligned Care Team to help Veterans work toward symptom resolution. Counseling and treatment are offered according to an individualized plan.

For those suffering from more serious mental health concerns, Intensive Outpatient Behavioral Health services offer more contact and treatment time to overcome significant barriers. Intensive outpatient visits are scheduled as often as five days a week until less frequent treatment is appropriate.

Inpatient Behavioral Health Care is available for Veterans who require more intervention than can be provided in the community. Acute inpatient psychiatry patients are admitted to the facility to be treated by our team of psychiatrists, social workers, nurses and other therapists. Each inpatient unit also has primary and specialty care for other health needs. Acute inpatient stays typically last three to ten days and are followed up by further treatment after the patient is discharged from the facility.


Contact Info


  • 620 Erie Blvd West

Contact Number(s)

  • 315-425-3463

Hours of Operation

  • M-F 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    By appointment evening and Saturday hours