The following is a brief overview of two, new, military veterans' health care centers set to open in the near future in Virginia Beach. For more information on either of them, research the Sun's site search window.
Working to fulfill a $275 million commitment, from financier-philanthropist, Steven A. Cohen, to help reduce veteran suicide, and, provide special care for military families, the Cohen Veterans Network will soon open its 11th clinic, at Valley Cities, in Tacoma, Wash.
That will be followed by new clinic openings, later this year, in Tampa, Virginia Beach, at 828 Healthy Way, and in San Diego, according to Anthony Guido, who works for the network. The Virginia Beach center was set to open in May, but that date may be pushed back.
Virginia Beach is also set to receive the Jones and Cabacoy Veterans Care Center in 2021, which will be owned and operated by the state of Virginia.
Cohen created its network in 2016 to help stem the epidemic of suicide military veterans face. By 2021, it is expected to have 25 clinics in operation, nationwide, said Guido.
“We want veterans and their families who are suffering to get better, as soon as possible, and, we have kept our promise to provide care for veterans and military families,” said president and CEO, Dr. Anthony Hassan. “All of our new locations for 2019 will allow us to expand our ability to deliver high-quality care in areas of great need, so that our clients get back to better.”
Founded with a commitment to provide mental health care for issues, such as, PTSD, anxiety, depression and transition challenges, treatment is available for any post-9/11 veteran who has served in the United States Armed Forces, regardless of role, discharge status or combat experience. This also includes services for the National Guard and Reserves.
Founded with a commitment to provide mental health care for issues, such as, PTSD, anxiety, depression and transition challenges, treatment is available for any post-9/11 veteran who has served in the United States Armed Forces.
The clinics also offer support services so that their clients have access to care, such as, childcare, during appointments, transportation assistance to reach the clinics, as well as, night and weekend hours. Community rooms have become hubs of activity in every location, featuring group therapy and other complimentary opportunities, such as, art workshops, yoga and family activities.
Red image shows about where the new Cohen clinic will be located, at 828 Healthy Way.