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West Texas VA Health Care System


Mental Health

Administrative Staff for MHS


  • Connie Ponce, Psy.D, Chief
  • Julia Atkins Administrative Officer


Mental Health Service provides our Veterans with a wide range of programs that include:


  • Outpatient Mental Health
  • Veteran Healing Center - 40 bed domiciliary
  • Substance Abuse Treatment Program (SATP)
  • Compensated Work Therapy (CWT)
  • Mental Health - Primary Care Team (MHPC Team)


 In addition to the Big Spring Location, services are also offered at the following Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs): Abilene, Hobbs, Odessa and San Angelo



Contact Information


(432) 263-7361 or (800) 472-1365

   Ext. 7301 – Scheduling

   Ext. 7320 – MH Secretary


Extended Care and Rehabilitation 
Primary Care 
Social Work
Specialty Care
Women's Health