Mental Health - West Texas VA Health Care System
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West Texas VA Health Care 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.

The Mental Health Service is a multi-disciplinary team that can provide a wide array of therapeutic services based on solid, research-based interventions aimed at facilitating recovery for all individuals. Veterans can be provided with intake assessments, crisis intervention, medication management or psychotherapy through outpatient clinics located within the West Texas and southeastern New Mexico. These services are tailored to meet numerous mental health and substance abuse issues experienced by Veterans to include residential treatment, buprenorphine replacement therapy, Suicide Prevention, Psychotherapy for individuals, Family Therapy, Group Psychotherapy. Additional specialized services are offered in evidenced based psychotherapies, such as Prolonged Exposure, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing for the treatment of Depression, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, or other mental health concerns.

The Mental Health Service will provide equitable access to a full continuum of care across the facility including Community Based Outpatient Clinics in Abilene, San Angelo, Permian Basin and Hobbs, New Mexico. The facility offers trained, knowledgeable, and supportive mental health providers to assure qualified mental health services are available. The providers follow national guidelines and approved policies to all qualifying Veterans.

The Mental Health Service develops and shares information of current Mental Health needs through training to providers in the community and during outreach events by a qualified provider. The Mental Health Service will collaborate with community agencies and advocacy groups to enhance the care and services provided directly to Veterans in the community for their mental health topics.

Contact Info


  • George H. O'Brien, Jr. VAMC
    300 Veterans Blvd, Big Spring, TX
    4th Floor

Contact Number(s)

  • 432-263-7361 Ext. 7301
  • 800-472-1365 Ext. 7320

Hours of Operation

  • Monday - Friday
    8:00am - 4:30pm