Providence VA Medical Center, Rhode Island
Mental Health & Behavioral Service (MHBS)
Mental Health Services at Providence VA and its satellite clinics at Middletown, RI, New Bedford, MA and Hyannis, MA 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).
- Suicide Prevention
- Trauma Recovery Services (TRS)-formerly "PTSD Clinic"
- Post-Deployment and Readjustment Program (PDRP) - formerly "Returning Veterans Program"
- Comprehensive Ambulatory Psychiatry Section (CAPS)
- Collaborative Addiction & Recovery Services (CARS)
- Employment Resource Center (ERC)
- Peer Support
- Homeless Services
- Psychosocial Rehabilitation & Recovery Center (PRRC)
- Mental Health Intensive Case Management (MHICM)
- Primary Care Behavioral Health
- Community Residential Care
- Neuropsychology Service
- MentalHealth Research
- Vet Centers
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 extension x3400. If you are not yet registered with the Providence VA, please call x2496 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. Please click on the link above for more information. You can use the crisis line if you need immediate attention any time: 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1.
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 7:30am through 5pm for urgent problems that cannot be handled by the Veteran's team or problems that will require admission. Located in the Main Hospital 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.
Main Building - 3B
VA Community Clinics
- 401-273-7100 Ext. 3400
Hours of Operation
- M-F 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.