Mental Health - VA Providence Healthcare System
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VA Providence Healthcare 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.

Mental Health Services at the Providence VA Medical Center and its community clinics at Middletown, R.I., New Bedford, Mass. and Hyannis, Mass., are available to treat Veterans with many different mental health needs. Anyone who is new to care here will have their needs assessed in an initial evaluation and treatment recommendations are provided based on the information discussed at that appointment. Treatment options may include: individual and group psychotherapy, as well as medication and other specialty treatments, and treatment planning is based on an assessments and the collaboration between the Veteran and the provider.

The Providence VAMC offers the following specialty clinics.  (Please click on the links for further information). 

Access to Services
Information on access can be found in the links above. If you are seeking a new patient appointment in Mental Health, please call 401-273-7100 ext. 13400. If you are not yet registered with the Providence VA, please call ext. 12496 for assistance with enrollment in Providence. If it is urgent, please call the numbers listed below.

Emergency Access and Information
Suicide Prevention Services
At the Providence VAMC you can reach the Suicide Prevention team during normal hospital hours by calling Jeanne Smith, LICSW at 401-273-7100 ext. 12154. Please click on the link above for more information. Veterans in crisis can visit our Emergency Department, call 1-800-273-8255 and press 1, chat online at, or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Urgent Care Clinic
The Urgent Care Walk-In Clinic is an easily-accessed venue for evaluation of new or emergent mental health conditions and is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. through 5 p.m. for urgent problems that cannot be handled by the Veteran's team or problems that will require admission. Located in the main hospital building on the 3rd floor, B wing (3B).

After-Hours Mental Health Emergencies
The Providence VAMC is here to support our nation's heroes day and night. Urgent Admissions for psychiatric care can be arranged after hours through the Emergency Room on the first floor of the main hospital building. Veterans in crisis can also call 1-800-273-8255 and press 1, chat online at, or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Contact Info


  • Main Hospital Building - 3B
    VA Community Clinics
    Vet Centers

Contact Number(s)

  • 401-273-7100 Ext. 13400

Hours of Operation

  • M-F 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.