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Sheridan VA Medical Center

 

Mental Health

About the Program

The mental health service at the Sheridan VAMC provides consultation, evaluation, and treatment for a variety of issues that can impact emotional well-being.

The Mental Health Residential (MHR) program has 40 beds and is a multidisciplinary treatment program with four specialty tracks that provide treatment emphasis in those areas where the individual is found to have the most need. These four specialty tracks are Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Serious Mental Illness (SMI), Co-Occurring Disorders, and Substance Abuse (SA). Referrals for these programs primarily come from other VA facilities located within VISN 19.

Services Offered

Mental health services provided at Sheridan VAMC and CBOCs include treatments for —

  • depression, sadness, grief
  • anxiety, worry, nervousness
  • addictive behaviors
  • relationship problems
  • post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • emotional problems, such as managing anger
  • vocational issues
  • troublesome thoughts or ideas
  • confused thinking
  • aggressive or self-harming behaviors

We also provide outreach to homeless veterans and transitional assistance through the Domiciliary Residential Rehabilitation Program (DRRTP).

Domiciliary Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program (DRRTP)

The DRRTP is a 40-bed therapeutic residential facility for homeless Veterans. The focus is to provide quality psychosocial services and facilitate recovery in a safe environment. Vocational rehabilitation is a primary component of the program. The program is strength based, and treatment and discharge plans are comprehensive and individualized. Length of stay is 90 to 120 days.

Mental Health Clinic

The clinic provides adult and geriatric outpatient mental health services which includes individual consultation and treatment and group activities by a cadre of mental health professionals, including psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, psychology technicians, and registered nurses. Specialized treatment offered through the Mental Health Clinic includes psychological testing, medication management, smoking cessation, diet counseling, and injection clinics. Group therapy for inpatients and outpatients is conducted in the Mental Health Clinic. All Veterans seeking treatment in the Mental Health Program are processed through the Mental Health Clinic. Eligibility is established, means test completed, and admissions processed to any of the mental health programs.

  • Veterans participating in the Mental Health Residential Program are treated for their medical needs in the Mental Health Clinic. A daily sick call is provided for these patients.
  • Services for homeless Veterans and community case management are also provided through the Mental Health Clinic.
  • Telemental health services to the five CBOCs and the State Veterans Home of Wyoming are provided through the Mental Health Clinic.
    These outpatient services are scheduled from 7:30 am - 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

Outpatient Care

Outpatient care for both primary care and mental health needs is available to Veterans in the Sheridan VAMC catchment area at the Sheridan facility or any of the five CBOCs.

Confidentiality

Mental health services are confidential. We will not talk to anyone about information you share unless you give written consent. Under federal law, a few exceptions to this rule exist. If you have questions, please ask your mental health consultant.

 

Contact Info

Location

  • Sheridan VA Medical Center

Contact Number(s)

  • 307-672-3473
  • 866-822-6714

Hours of Operation

  • Mon-Fri 7:30am-4:00pm