Veterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System - University Drive Campus: Mood Disorders Clinic

Veterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System


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General Information
Description of ServiceVA 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.
LocationAllegheny
Geographical AreaAllegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Mercer, Washington, Westmoreland
Intake ProcedureApply 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.
Intake RequirementsTo discuss whether a referral to the Mood Disorder Clinic might be right for you, talk with your healthcare provider.
Helpful TipsPharmacy Hotline
Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm
866-400-1242

Prescription Refills
412-822-3140
 
Client Information
Target PopulationMilitary/Veterans
GenderEither
EligibilityYou 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.
 
Availability
Hours of Operation 24-hour medical facility.
Contact Information
 
Physical Site Address 1 University Drive
Physical Site City, State, Zip Pittsburgh, PA 15240
Main Phone 412-822-2222
Hotline Phone Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255 (Press 1) or text Get Help NOW to 838255
Emergency/After Hours Phone 24-hour toll-free: 866-482-7488
Fax 412-360-6789
Web Address www.pittsburgh.va.gov/about/university-drive.asp
 
 
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Affiliated Program: Veterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System
This Service: Veterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System - University Drive Campus: Mood Disorders Clinic
 
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Active Military (YN-0500)
Catholic Community (YR-1500.1350)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (RD-1500)
Condition Specific Mental Health Information/Education (RR-5150.1500)
Outpatient Mental Health Facilities (RM-6500)
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (YF-5000.0500-650)
Psychiatric Rehabilitation (RP-6400.8000-660)
Psychosocial Evaluation (RP-5000.6600)
Psychotherapy/Psychoanalysis (RD-6800.6500)
Retired Military (YN-7000)
Veterans (YN-9000)
Women's Issues (YZ-9000)