Mental Health Specialized Program Descriptions - Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center
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Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center


Mental Health Specialized Program Descriptions

Mental Health Recovery

Mental Health Recovery is a journey of healing and transformation enabling a person with a mental health problem to live a meaningful life in a community of his or her choice while striving to achieve his or her full potential. Contact the Wilkes-Barre Recovery Coordinator, Miriam Bernson, LCSW at 570-824-3521 x27746 for additional information.

Mental Health Intensive Case Management (MHICM)

MHICM is a program designed to treat severely and chronically mentally ill patients in their homes and communities. MHICM patients are Veterans who have persistent mental illnesses that have caused increased hospital use. 

The primary goals of this program are to reduce the frequency and/or duration of hospitalizations and to improve the Veteran's quality of life.  MHICM helps patients with housing needs, transportation, budgeting, shopping, homemaking skills, grooming, social skills entitlements and referrals to other services.  Above all, our MHICM team members are advocates for these Veterans and their families.

Military Sexual Trauma

Evaluation and treatment for both men and women is available. Appointments can be made through contacting the Mental Health Clinic at 570-824-3521 x27737. 

Post 9/11 Transition and Care Management

Post 9/11 Veterans can access Mental Health Services directly, but are encouraged to contact Sandra Dompkosky, the Post 9/11 Transition and Care Management Program Manager at 570-824-3521 x24297 to learn about all the services that are available to them. Visit the Returning Service Members (OEF/OIF/OND) Web Page for additional information.

Women Veterans

Women Veterans can access Mental Health Services directly through the Mental Health Clinic, but are encouraged to contact Pat Conroy, the Women Veterans Program Manager at 570-824-3521 x27517 to learn more about all the services that are available to Women Veterans.  Visit the Women's Veterans Web Page for additional information. 


Mental Health services are confidential. We will not talk to anyone about information you share unless you give written consent. Under federal law, a few exceptions to this rule exist. If you have questions, please ask your Mental Health Consultant. 


Contact Info


  • Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center
    Mental Health Clinic

Contact Number(s)

  • 570-824-3521 Ext. 27737
  • 877-928-2621 Ext. 27737

Hours of Operation

  • Mon-Fri 8:00am-4:30pm