Mobile Vet Center
The Mobile Vet Center (MVC) is the Department of Veterans Affairs latest effort to reach the underserved veteran populations of rural America. Our primary mission is to help veterans readjust to civilian life.
We do that by helping the veteran identify problems and then offering individual, family, and group counseling for a host of issues including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), military sexual trauma, and bereavement. Vet Centers provide readjustment counseling and outreach services to all veterans who served in any combat zone. Services are also available for their family members for military related issues. Veterans have earned these benefits through their service and all are provided at no cost to the veteran or family.
Primary Mission: The MVC has two confidential counseling areas on either end with a waiting room in the center. The internet satellite and onboard generator assures that Vet Center counselors will have real time access to the veteran’s VA records on a secure system. A video conferencing system allows face-to-face visits between the veteran and a VAMC health provider doing, for instance, medication management. We are planning, eventually, to provide a set servicing schedule around our catchment area. Also as a part of our outreach to veterans, the MVC will travel to pre and post deployment locations making sure that our Reserve, Guard, and Active Duty service members are aware of the problems they may encounter while overseas and when they return home.
Secondary Mission:The MVC has been maximized for multi-use applications by adding portable exam tables that canbe configured within the existing confidential counseling areas to provide limited primary care capability. Additionally, the installation of rear doors, a wheelchair lift, and litter racks (4) within the vehicle provide emergency patient evacuation capability. The addition of locked storage space and refrigeration facilitate medication storage during primary care utilization. A shower and toilet facilities are also contained within the MVC. These will all enhance VA medical personnel capabilities in health care outreach such as “Stand Downs” for homeless veterans.
Tertiary Mission: In the event of a natural disaster or a civil defense emergency, the extraordinary communications capabilities of the MVC can be deployed to assist federal and state emergency managers in a variety of ways.
Here is the information for the Northwest San Antonio Vet Center:
9910 W Loop 1604 N, Suite 126
San Antonio, TX 78254
Here is the information for the Northeast San Antonio Vet Center:
9504 IH 35 N, Suite 214 & 219
San Antonio, TX 78233