Department of Veteran Affairs Medical Center

Department of Veteran Affairs Medical Center


Located in Ann Arbor, Mich., Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center has a wide range of general and specialized clinical programs across four sites in Ann Arbor, Jackson, Flint, and Toledo. It’s a government facility, which make up about 1.3 percent of all treatment facilities in Michigan. It’s also an affiliate of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Michigan Medical School, and offers inpatient, outpatient, and intensive outpatient programs to veterans struggling with mental health disorders or mental health disorders.


According to Department of Veteran Affairs Medical Center’s website, it offers outpatient treatment, hospital-based services, and community-based services. The treatment center’s staff has experience with mood disorders, stress and anxiety disorders, substance use, and other psychiatric disorders.

Inpatient services include acute inpatient mental health unit, electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) program, and consultation psychiatry.

It offers a wide range of outpatient treatment services including treatment for PTSD, substance use, primary care mental healthy, neuro-psychology, geropsychiatry clinic, women’s mental health, returning veterans programs, military sexual trauma, and suicide prevention. The treatment center also offers intensive outpatient programming for substance use.

Community based services include mental health intensive care management, compensated work therapy program, healthcare for homeless veterans, community mental health summit, and veterans justice outreach.


There is currently no information provided by the facility regarding its treatment staff. The staffer polled by to date gave four out of five stars for the staff’s experience.


Department of Veteran Affairs Medical Center’s website notes the treatment center’s inpatient mental health unit has 18 beds. To date, the staffer surveyed by gave four out of five stars for accommodations and amenities.

WHAT ALUMNI SAY has yet to receive any reviews from this facility’s former clients or loved ones. However, the 186 people to leave Google Reviews for VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System at the time of this writing gave an average of 4.2 out of five stars, and mostly positive commentary. The reviews are for the entire hospital, not just for substance use and mental health programs.[1]

Many reviewers praised the center by calling it the best care ever, and praising the friendly and professional staff. “Best clinic ever staff is very respectful and knowledgeable,” Eric wrote in a representative review.


The staff member polled by at the time of this writing provided neutral to negative feedback, and they gave three out of five stars for treatment effectiveness, family participation, and holistic offerings. They gave two stars for counseling options. The staffer noted the center had poor acute care, but praised the “good simple patient care.”


There is currently no information provided by the facility regarding its cost of treatment, however, the staffer gave two out of five stars when asked if treatment was worth the cost.

[1] GoogleReviews

Services provided by Department of Veteran Affairs Medical Center

Service Setting

  • Outpatient
  • Intensive Outpatient
  • Outpatient Detox
  • Type of Care

  • Detox
  • Substance Abuse Treatment
  • Treatment Approaches

  • Anger Management
  • Brief Intervention
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Trauma-related Counseling
  • Detoxification

  • Alcohol Detoxification
  • Benzodiazepines Detoxification
  • Opioid Detoxification
  • License/Certification/Accreditation

  • The Joint Commission
  • Genders Accepted

  • Male
  • Female
  • Department of Veteran Affairs Medical Center Reviews

  • Treatment Effectiveness
  • Accommodations & Amenities
  • Meals & Nutrition
  • I worked there I was treated unfair. Good simple patient care. Poor. Acute care.