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Veterans of the U.S. Military face unique challenges when they return to civilian life. They may suffer from medical problems that began during service/combat; they may have trouble reintegrating back into their home life; and they may struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), addiction, or other mental disorders.
The following statistics provide a small snapshot of the many issues that veterans deal with as they navigate life after active military service:1,2,3,4
As shown above, drug and alcohol abuse and addiction affects veterans to a significant degree.
If you’re not sure if you or someone you love has a problem, the following are some of the signs of a substance use disorder (the clinical term for addiction):5
If you have any question at all about whether you or a loved one needs professional help, don’t hesitate to call us at 702-848-6223. We are here to talk to you at any time, day or night. All calls are confidential.
Veterans and their families living in Nevada can utilize the following state services.
The mission of the NV Department of Veterans Services to connect veterans to resources that will help them enrich their lives. The department’s 4 programs provide assistance with:
The department serves:
The Nevada Office of Suicide Prevention provides numerous resources for those in crisis, as well as information about suicide prevention.
On this site, you can find:
1150 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89104
Veterans Village #2
50 N. 21st Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101 N. 21st Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101
This Las Vegas resource for United States veterans provides services that include:
This university resource for military members, veterans, and their families provides “responsive academic, social, and administrative support to student veterans, as well as active duty military members.”
Veterans will have access to:
Military family members will also receive in-state tuition using VA Education Benefits within 3 years of the sponsor’s discharge date.
The Salute to Recovery program at Desert Hope Treatment Center in Las Vegas, Nevada offers specialized treatment for addiction and co-occurring disorders for veterans and first responders.
Treatment offered as part of the Salute to Recovery program includes:
Because veterans and first responders face unique challenges, Desert Hope’s program offers a specialized curriculum that addresses common issues faced by these populations, including:
As part of the program, veterans and first responders will stay together through the duration of treatment. This group, referred to in treatment as the battalion, will form a supportive group who understands and can relate to each other’s struggles.
Veterans may be eligible to receive treatment at Desert Hope using TriWest benefits. To discuss our veterans’ program and how TriWest may help pay for your care, give us a call today at 702-848-6223.
We also accept private insurance plans and are in-network with most insurance plans that utilize Behavioral Healthcare Options (BHO). To see if your plan uses BHO, check your insurance card.
You may also check your insurance benefits with our free, easy to use benefits verification form.
Below, you’ll find a list of VA clinics located throughout the state of Nevada.
7235 S Buffalo Dr
Las Vegas, NV 89113
Phone: (702) 791-9040
Hours: Monday–Thursday 7:00 a.m to 5:30 p.m and Saturday from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
This clinic offers the following services:
No emergency services are offered here.
1020 South Boulder Highway
Henderson, NV 89015
Hours: Monday–Friday 7 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m to 4 p.m.
This location offers the following services:
No emergency services are offered here.
3968 North Rancho Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89130-3412
Phone: (702) 791-9020
Hours: Monday–Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The northwest clinic offers services that include:
4461 East Charleston Boulevard
Community Resource & Referral Center (CRRC)
Las Vegas, NV 89104
Phone: (702) 791-9050
Hours: Monday–Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
This Las Vegas-based clinic offers both primary services for veterans and community resources for homeless veterans. Primary services include:
This particular clinic is unique in that, it provides an additional service outside its primary care services. The Community Resource and Referral Center (CRRC) provides assistance to homeless veterans and may provide referrals to numerous community resources including:
6900 North Pecos Road
North Las Vegas, NV 89086
Phone: (702) 791-9000
Hours: Open 24/7
This medical center offers a wide range of services, including emergency room care. Always open.
4700 N. Las Vegas Blvd.,
N. Las Vegas, NV 89191
Phone: (702) 653-2260
This clinic provides emergency medical services and is always open.
220 South Lola Lane
Pahrump, NV 89048
Phone: (775) 727-7535
Hours: Monday–Friday 8 a.m to 4:30 p.m.
This outpatient clinic offers:
Laughlin Professional Plaza
3650 South Point Circle
Building D, 2nd Floor
Laughlin, Nevada 89029
Phone: (702) 298-1100
Hours: Monday–Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
This Laughlin-based location offers the following services:
The following national resources are available to veterans and those who love them.
The Veterans Crisis Line is a resource available to veterans experiencing a crisis or anyone who is concerned about a veteran they love.
When you call the crisis line, you’ll be connected to a caring responder from the Department of Veterans Affairs. Many of the responders at the line are veterans themselves, so it’s likely you’ll be speaking with another veteran when you call.
You can call or text the number, and what you share is up to you. The responder will ask you some questions, and you can choose what you answer. All information you relay will be 100% confidential.
This confidential phone line is a resource available to all veterans and their loved ones. The hotline is also available for:
Responders on the line can help veterans get connected their closest VA staff member for help. They can also help loved ones with information about homeless programs and services.
This organization works to provide access to ongoing peer support to all veterans, active service members and their families or caregivers at any time, to individuals anywhere in the world. The organization’s mission is to address issues before they become crises.
Peer support is provided through:
All correspondence is completely confidential.
The Veterans Choice Program (VCP) is no longer active for community care. The criteria for VCP will no longer be used to determine eligibility for community care services.6
The new Veteran Community Care program is what you will now use to access services through a VA facility or community care provider.6
VCP Choice Cards are no longer active, meaning you may not use your VCP card to access services. However, it is very likely you will still be able to see your current provider under the new program.6