Veterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System - University Drive Campus: Mood Disorders Clinic
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VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS) is an integrated health care system that proudly serves the Veteran population throughout the tri-state area of Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia. VAPHS consists of two clinical care facilities in Pittsburgh as well as five community based outpatient clinics.
The University Drive campus serves as the acute care facility and has 146 operating beds distributed among medicine, surgery, neurology and critical care. A range of outpatient services and 78 secure, private psychiatric beds are located in the new Consolidation Building.
The VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System’s University Drive Campus Mood Disorder Clinic (MDC) provides veterans with evaluation and assessment, treatment planning and evidence-based therapies for acute and chronic mood and adjustment disorders.
MDC staff includes nurse practitioners, psychiatrists and psychologists. The services available within the MDC are designed to help veterans be active participants in understanding their mood disorders across their lifespan.
Preconception and prenatal evaluations assists female veterans and their providers with understanding veterans’ current or potential mental health needs during and/or following pregnancy, especially in relation to the management of mood disorders.
Apply for your VA benefits at your Local Regional Offices: VA regional offices can assist you with filing the appropriate VA forms.Also, to apply for a specific benefit, visit Applying for Benefits. In addition, VSO's (Veteran Service Organizations) can assist you as well by answering general questions and even petitioning on your behalf for services they believe you are qualified to receive.
To discuss whether a referral to the Mood Disorder Clinic might be right for you, talk with your healthcare provider.
Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm
You may be eligible for VA benefits if you are a: veteran; veteran's dependent; surviving spouse, child or parent of a deceased veteran; uniformed service member; present or former reservist or National Guard member.