Mental Health - Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center
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Tuscaloosa 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.

About the Program

See information also on the
Mental Health Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program (MH RRTP)

Mental Health Services:

Outpatient Services:

Mental Health Outpatient General Clinic (MHOP) —provides holistic, comprehensive, accessible mental health care for Veterans. Services and include assessment, evaluation, treatment and follow-up. Specialty services include the PTSD Clinical Team (PCT) and the Comprehensive Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment (COSAT) Program.

Primary Care/Mental Health Integration Team — provides mental health and behavioral health services that are located in the Primary Care clinic.

Genesis Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery Center (PRRC) —structured program designed to provide a continuum of care to assist Veterans, by integrating into meaningful, self-determined roles in the community.

MH Intensive Case Management (MHICM) and MHICM-RANGE —provides intensive psychiatric care and support to Veterans with severe and persistent mental illness—services are provided in the home/community, with 24/7 availability.

Community Residential Care (CRC) Program —Outpatient placement program that provides a family-like, safe environment for Veterans who are able to live outside of the Medical Center, but unable to do so independently for a variety of reasons. This program focuses on preventing or reducing need for inpatient care.

Vocational Rehabilitation —consists of comprehensive evaluation and assessment of Veterans’ vocational, avocational and educational needs, as well as therapeutic training and rehabilitation.

Psychological Assessment & Testing Center (PATC) —provides neuro/psychological testing and other services in support of the inpatient units, community living centers, residential programs and outpatient clinics.

Inpatient Services:

Acute I and II —Comprehensive evaluation, diagnosis and treatment in a highly structured environment.
Recovery Unit —Specializing in care of chronic, seriously mentally ill Veterans.

MH OPRS Extended Hours Clinic:

Tuesday               4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Saturday              8:00 AM- 10:00 AM

Community Mental Health Summit Information

MH Directory

Office of the Associate Chief of Staff
Building 3, 1-205-554-2000 extension 2560

Office of the Associate Chief Nurse
Building 3, 1-205-554-2000 extension 4830

Mental Health Outpatient Recovery Services
Building 2, 1-205-554-2000 extension 4299 or 3865

PTSD Clinical Team
Building 2, 1-205-554-2000 extension 2525

Comprehensive Outpatient SA Treatment (COSAT)
Building 2, 1-205-554-2000 extension 2750

Primary Care/Mental Health Integration Team
Building 38, 1-205-554-2000 extension 3854

Genesis PRRC
Building 137, 1-205-554-2000 extension 4664

MH Intensive Case Management (MHICM) and MHICM-RANGE
Building 137, 1-205-554-2000 extension 2831

Community Residential Care (CRC)
Building 137, 1-205-554-2000 extension 3820

Vocational Rehabilitation Program
Building 137, 1-205-554-2000 extension 2156

Psychological Assessment & Testing Center (PATC)
Building 137, 1-205-554-2000 extension 2139 or 2255

Acute I
Building 137, 1-205-554-2000 extension 3834

Acute II
Building 137, 1-205-554-2000 extension 2193

Building 137, 1-205-554-2000 extension 2817


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


  • Administrative Offices
    Bldg. 1, 3rd Floor

Contact Number(s)

  • 205-554-2000 Ext. 3098/3099
  • 888-269-3045 Ext. 3098/3098

Hours of Operation

  • Mon-Fri 8:00am-4:30pm