Mental Health - VA Central California Health Care System
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VA Central California Health Care System


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 Mental Health Service provides Veteran-centered care for a variety of psychiatric ailments. This care includes but is not limited to assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up evaluations as indicated. The Mental Health Service prides itself on providing clinical excellence in a clean and safe environment. Additionally, this Service has a history of favorable outcomes in the community concerning the successful rehabilitation of veterans suffering from multitude of psychological illnesses such as schizophrenia, bi-polar disorder, and addiction to name a few.

Mental Health encompasses a multitude of services which include:

  • Primary Care Mental Health Integration
  • Mental Health Care in Merced Community Based Outreach Center
  • Mental Health Care in Tulare Community Based Outreach Center
  • Mental Health Care in Oakhurst Community Based Outreach Center
  • Psychiatry Emergency Room Services
  • Inpatient Psychiatric Services
  • Outpatient Mental Health Clinic
  • Telemental Health
  • Community Living Center (CLC) and Home Based-Primary Care (HBPC) Psychological Services
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Neuropsychology
  • Mental Health Intensive Case Management (MHICM)
  • Compensated Work Therapy, Transitional Work Experience and Supported Employment Program
  • Peer Support Services
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Clinical Treatment Program
  • Chemical Dependency Treatment Program

Mechanisms for Accessing Services
Typically, most services are accessed through a consult from your Primary Care Provider, Specialty Provider, Mental Health Clinician or Attending Physician.

Please note that if the program is a non-VA program, and services are delivered by non-VA providers, e.g., Grant & Per Diem providers, the non-VA organization may have specific contact and referral procedures.  If this is the case, please contact the non-VA provider for referral requirements.

If you are having thoughts of harming yourself or know someone having thoughts of harming him or herself, please contact our National Suicide Prevention Lifeline by dialing 1-800-273-8255 and selecting option “1.” Suicide Prevention Lifeline is staffed by trained professionals 24 hours a day to help in an immediate crisis.

Contact Info


  • Fresno Medical Center
    Mental Health building
    2615 E. Clinton Avenue, Fresno, CA 93703

Contact Number(s)

  • 559-228-5336

Hours of Operation

  • Monday - Friday
    8:00 am - 4:30 pm