Vet Centers in New York State

Vet Centers are community-based facilities that offer a variety of free services to Veterans and their families.  These services include individual and group counseling, family counseling, bereavement counseling, military sexual trauma counseling, outreach and education, substance abuse assessment, employment services, assistance with health benefits, and screening and referral for medical issues.


Any Veterans and active duty Service members, to include members of the National Guard and Reserve components, are eligible if any of the following applies:

  • Have served on active military duty in any combat theater or area of hostility (see footnote)
  • Experienced a military sexual trauma
  • Provided direct emergent medical care or mortuary services, while serving on active military duty, to the casualties of war, or
  • Served as a member of an unmanned aerial vehicle crew that provided direct support to operations in a combat zone or area of hostility.
  • Vietnam Era Veterans who have accessed care at a Vet Center prior to January 1, 2004.

Vet Center services are also provided to family members of Veterans and Service members for military-related issues when they aid in the readjustment of those who have served. This includes bereavement counseling for families who experience an active duty death.

For eligibility and to learn more, visit the Vet Centers and locations website.