Mental Health - VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System
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VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System

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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

Our Mental Health Program provides treatment for mental, emotional and substance abuse issues in inpatient, outpatient and residential settings. Psychiatric medication services are also provided to veterans receiving care in these settings.

Mental Health Care Programs

Acute Inpatient Treatment

This unit is located in the Omaha VAMC. It provides inpatient treatment for Veterans whose mental health conditions are unstable. The focus is on stabilization and safety, and typical length of stay is several days to several weeks.

Contact: Admissions occur through the Emergency Department 402-995-3250

Outpatient Treatment Programs

  • Includes general mental health programs as well as programs specific for PTSD, Substance Use Disorders and Serious Mental Illness
  • Individual, Group, and Couples Therapy available
  • Psychopharmacology Management available
  • Locations throughout the Nebraska Western Iowa system as well as telehealth available
  • Mental Health and PTSD Clinics (Omaha): 402-995-4944
  • Mental Health/PTSD (Grand Island): 308-382-3660 ext. 2134
  • Mental Health/PTSD (Lincoln): 402-489-3802 ext.7923
  • Substance Use Disorders (Omaha): 402-995-4301
  • Substance Use Disorders (Lincoln): 402 489-3802 ext.6619
  • Recovery Center--group-based program for serious mental illness (Omaha):402-995-4550

Residential Treatment Programs (RRTP)

This program provides residential treatment for mental health or substance use disorders, or a combination of both. Individualized treatment includes comprehensive education and therapy for:

  • Mental Health - For individuals suffering from mental illnesses including depression, PTSD, Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia.
  • Substance Use - For individuals suffering from a substance use disorder.

There are RRTP programs on both the Omaha and Grand Island VA campuses.

Veterans participate in both groups and individual therapy for four to six hours per day. Veterans participate in the creation of an individualized treatment plan to meet their personal goals.

Because treatment is individualized for each Veteran, the length may vary but averages six to eight weeks.


  • Omaha: 402-995-4301
  • Grand Island: 308-382-3660 ext.2493

Specialty Programs located at the Community Resource and Referral Center (CRRC)

Includes multiple programs focused on housing homeless veterans, providing vocational rehabilitation and assisting veterans involved with the justice system.

Contact: 402-977-4444


Contact Info


  • VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System

Contact Number(s)

  • 800-451-5796

Hours of Operation