The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic is set to open next year in Virginia Beach, serving post-9/11 veterans and military family members.
In partnership with the local, nonprofit organization, The Up Center, clinic patients will be able to receive treatment for a variety of mental health issues, including, depression, PTSD, societal adjustment, grief and loss, transitional challenges, and more, at no or low-cost.
One of the region’s oldest and largest non-profit, family services agencies, the center is dedicated to helping people live better lives, through a series of specialized programs, including mental health treatment.
Located at 828 Healthy Way, the clinic is expected to open by next May, will also allow veterans and their families across Virginia to access telehealth treatment, through the Cohen Veterans Network online service delivery option.
Located at 828 Healthy Way, the clinic is expected to open by next May and will also allow veterans and their families across Virginia to access telehealth treatment, through the Cohen Veterans Network online service delivery option. The expected wait time between first contact and a first appointment at the clinic is less than a week.
“We expect our Virginia Beach location to be one of the busiest in our network from inception,” said Dr. Anthony Hassan, president and CEO of the Cohen Veterans Network. “There is a clear need in this community and we have picked the right partner to execute on our community-based model. We are coming here to better the lives of military families.”
The Cohen Veterans Network is a national non-profit philanthropic network of mental health clinics for post-9/11 veterans and their families. The organization focuses on improving mental health outcomes, with a goal to build a network of outpatient mental health clinics for veterans in high-need communities, where trained clinicians deliver holistic, evidence-based care to treat mental health conditions, said Hassan.
The Virginia Beach Department of Economic Development assisted the network with finding the location of the new clinic and vetting potential partners.
“As a veteran myself, it’s gratifying to know that the city of Virginia Beach could be a strategic partner in locating the clinic here,” said Deputy City Manager Ron Williams. “It will expand healthcare service providers and make much-needed mental health resources available for our veterans.”
In addition to the Cohen clinic's impending opening, construction on the $60 million Jones and Cabacoy Veterans Care Center is slated to begin in July, with a grand opening around Veterans Day of 2021.
It will offer 128 patient beds and specialize in resident patient service, such as, skilled nursing care, Alzheimer's care and memory treatment; and in-patient, short-term rehabilitative care, said Virginia Department of Veteran Services Deputy Commissioner Steven J. Combs.
"Most of the veterans served by our two existing veterans care centers, in Richmond and Roanoke, are elderly," said Combs, "but, the Jones and Cabacoy VCC will be open to veterans of all ages, who need the level of care we provide. I think that the two facilities will be complementary, as well as, with existing and planned VA medical facilities in Virginia Beach."
To learn more about the Jones and Cabacoy Veterans Care Center, visit, https://www.vbsunonline.com/single-post/2018/05/04/New-50-million-veterans-center-on-schedule-construction-begins-in-fall-opens-late-2020.