We provide confidential help in a non-medical setting to veterans, military members and their families at no cost. Our services include counseling for needs such as depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and the psychological impact of military sexual trauma (MST). We can also connect you to more support in the VA and your community.
Building H, Suite 101Huntsville, AL 35801
- Say.8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m
- Ter.8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m
- Through.8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m
- OMS.8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m
- Sex.8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m
Veterinary centers are community based to be more accessible in the areas where you live.
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We also have non-traditional hours of operation that change regularly based on the needs of our community. Please call us for more information.
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First time at the Huntsville Veterans Center? Give us a call and let us discuss all your questions. Financial support256-539-5775to make an appointment with one of our consultants.
After your initial contact with us, the Director of the Veterinary Center will be notified of your interest and will work to refer you to an advisor. You can expect a call back within 1-2 working days and we will arrange your first appointment within 2-10 working days, depending on availability. Anyone in a crisis is treated immediately.
You can call us anytime during our office hours. If you need to call outside of these hours, weekends or holidays, the Vet Center call center is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at877-927-8737. If you call our main line after hours, you will be automatically directed to the Vet Center call center.
Cancel or reschedule an appointment:
If you know you are missing an appointment, please let us know as soon as possible so we can reschedule your appointment to free up that time for another veteran or service representative.
First-time or running visitor:
If this is your first visit, check our office hours or give us a call256-539-5775to discuss how we can help. Many of our services are available on a first come, first serve basis.
We are located in an office building in a small office lot at 415 Church Street in downtown Huntsville. The office building is directly across from the Huntsville/Madison County Convention and Visitors Bureau. We are located in Building H, Suite 100, at the back of the building on the first floor.
Free and unlimited parking is available in the parking lot in front of our building. Disabled parking spaces are available on the east side of the building. If the parking lot in front of our building is full, you can park in any parking lot that has spaces available. Parking is free and unlimited throughout the office plaza.
We can be reached by public transport. The Orbit Public Transportation System operates Monday through Friday from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at 9:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on 9 routes covering more than 175 Huntsville Street miles every hour. To get there on Orbit Bus Route 1 - Brahan Spring, you can get off at the interchange station at 500-B Church Street.
Tickets can be purchased at the Huntsville Transit Station downtown.Kirchenstraße 500-B,8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday.
Service animals are welcome on all public transportation in the city of Huntsville.
Huntsville also offers Senior and Disabled Access, a specialized door-to-door paratransit service that responds to demand. Call for more information256-427-6811.
You do not have to be registered for VA nursing, classified for a service-related disability, or receive any other form of VA benefits. On your first visit, we look for one or more of the following:
- Discharge documents (e.g. DD214)
- received some awards
- Mission Orders
- Other documents proving qualified military service
Request your military service records online
If you don't have these documents to hand, come by and we can work with you to determine your eligibility and answer any questions you may have.
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We offer a variety of group services from Vietnam era to recent events focused on PTSD and military sexual trauma. If you have any further questions, give us a call256-539-5775.
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We offer couple and family counseling to support you on your way to your goals.
We are happy to help you and your family according to your needs. The supervisors of our facilities use different treatment methods when it comes to couple or family sessions.
We encourage our veterans and service members to address any personal concerns through individual therapy that may overlap with family therapy. This can help you get the most value from your sessions. During individual therapy, counselors may allow your partner or other family members to attend the session once or twice. This can provide an opportunity for your family members to learn more about your needs and ways to best support you during treatment.
We are here to support you when someone close to you has died or you are facing a difficult life transition.
We offer advice and other support, e.g.
- Bereavement support for families who have lost a loved one while on active duty
- emotional support services
If you are struggling with issues such as PTSD, depression, grief, anger or trauma, we offer counseling and other support. We work with you to achieve your personal goals.
We offer individual and group counseling. Our specialist groups include:
- Vietnam War Veterans
- global war on terror
- general health
- The veteran
If you have been sexually assaulted or harassed while serving in the military, we can help you get the counseling you need. Any veteran or soldier, including members of the National Guard and Reserve Forces, who has experienced military sexual trauma is entitled to counseling. This applies to people of any gender from any era of ministry.
Military sexual trauma (MST) can continue to affect survivors long after the experience. It can also impact various traumas that may have occurred during your life. Our advisors have opportunities to help you manage MST and empower you not only to survive, but to thrive.
If you have PTSD symptoms after a traumatic event, we can help. We offer assessment and support through individual counseling and group therapy. We may also refer you to VA or community counseling for treatment and therapy resources.
We offer evidence-based therapies that include the following
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Eye Movement Desensibilization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
- Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
When you return from military service, we help you make the transition to civilian life. We can connect you to educational and career counseling, mental health services, and other programs and services to support your transition.
We recognize that completing military service can present a variety of new challenges. Navigating the VA system along with other benefits you may be entitled to can be extremely overwhelming. We can be the bridge to connect you with the following services:
- Register with VA Health Care Benefits
- Filing a Military Disability Claim
- Connection with job offers
- Utilizing VA Educational Benefits
- With your VA home loan
- Connect to government benefits and services
There are many other options that may be available. please call if you have any questions256-539-5775.
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We can help you overcome substance use problems, from unhealthy drinking to life-threatening addiction. We will connect you with services for your specific needs.
We offer evidence-based therapies and referrals (as needed) to support your goals.
Call our Veterans Crisis Hotline988and press 1 for assistance anytime, day or night. This service is private, free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our Vet Center can also connect you with ongoing advice and services.
We can help you connect to the VA and community resources that will help you achieve your goals.
We understand that finding resources can be challenging. Let us help you navigate through:
- How to activate VA Medical Benefits and enroll in care
- Where to submit disability claims and other forms
- How to get the most from your VA Educational Benefits
- How to use your VA home loan
- Access VA Funeral Services
We can also put you in touch with the local Veterans Service Officer in your city. call us around256-539-5775discover more.
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We provide education about our veteran community and military culture to private organizations and community agencies. Together we are building referral networks to expand support for veterans, service members and their families.
We strive to serve as a place for veterans, service members, and community partners to connect and get involved. We have an active partnership with:
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Veterinary centers are small, non-medical advice centers that are conveniently located in your community. They are made up of highly qualified advisors and staff dedicated to supporting you through the challenges of life during and after military service.
Whether you come for an individual consultation or a group session, Vet Centers is a place where you can socialize, try new things, and build a support system of people who understand you and want to help you succeed.
The Vet Center's services are available to you at no cost, regardless of the manner of your discharge, and without the requirement that you be enrolled in the VA Health Care System or have a disability associated with the service. If you are a veteran or a service member, including members of the National Guard and Reserves, you may access our services if:
- Served on active duty in any combat zone or zone of hostilities
- Experienced military sexual trauma (regardless of gender or length of service)
- Providing funeral services or direct emergency medical assistance to treat war victims while they were serving on active military service.
- Served as a crew member of an unmanned aerial vehicle directly supporting operations in a combat or hostile area
- A Vietnam-era veteran, he was treated at a veterinary facility prior to January 2, 2013
- Served on active duty in the armed forces in response to a presidentially declared national emergency or major disaster, or by order of the governor or chief executive of a state in response to a disaster or civil disturbance in that state.
- Be a member or former member of the Coast Guard who participated in a drug-fighting operation, regardless of location.
Is a current member of the reserve components assigned to a training status military command, including active reserves, who has a behavioral medical condition or service-related psychological trauma that impacts quality of life or adjustment to civilian life.
We encourage you to contact us even if you are unsure whether you meet these criteria. If we can't help you, we'll find someone who will.
Our services are also available to family members when their participation supports the growth and goals of the veteran or active duty member. If you think of them as family, so do we. We also provide memorial services for family members of veterans who were using Vet Center services at the time of the veteran's death, as well as for the families of military members who died on active duty.
No. You do not have to be enrolled in the VA health care system or have a service-related disability.
Safe and confidential.Other VA offices, Department of Defense, military units or other community networks and providers cannot access our recordings without your permission or unless necessary to avoid a life-threatening situation. Here you can be as open as you like, there is absolutely no judgement.