As a part of National Campaign to reduce the number of veteran suicides, the Northport VA is trying to reach all the veterans on Long Island and especially those that have "Other Than Honorable" discharges. Current research has shown that of the 20 veteran suicides that occur daily, 14 of those were veterans not connected with the VA.
OTH Veterans may use this benefit by calling the Veteran Crisis Line 1-800-273-8255 (TALK) or visiting the VA Emergency Department or Vet Center.
Follow-up outpatient, residential, and inpatient mental health and substance use disorder services may be provided for up to 90 days, with social work engagement and non-VA covered community transition to longer term care and appropriate transition of medical needs.
VAMC Northport Emergency Room 631-261-4400, ext.2380