No Cost Mental Health for Veterans Compact Act

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Veterans who were discharged in any way other than dishonorably who are experiencing a suicidal crisis can go to any mental healthcare facility for no-cost treatment. Veterans do not need to be enrolled in the VA system to use this benefit.

The act allows the VA to:

  • Provide, pay for, or reimburse for treatment of eligible individuals’ emergency suicide care, transportation costs, and follow-up care at a VA or non-VA facility for up to 30 days of inpatient care and 90 days of outpatient care.

  • Make appropriate referrals for care following the period of emergency suicide care.

This expansion of care is designed to help prevent veteran suicide by guaranteeing no-cost mental healthcare in times of crisis. It will also increase access to acute suicide care for up to 9 million veterans who are not currently enrolled in VA.

Source: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Don’t wait. If you or someone you know is a veteran and is in crisis, we are here to help.

Call 800-753-5223 to schedule a no-cost assessment today. We are here 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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