Department of Psychiatry

Major Teaching Hospital Sites

South Texas Veterans
Health Care System
Audie L. Murphy VA Hospital

VA Hospital
Audie L Murphy VA Hospital
San Antonio, Texas

The South Texas Veterans Health Care System (STVHCS) serves veterans in one of the largest primary service areas in the nation. It consists of two hospitals (Audie L Murphy VA hospital and Kerrville VA hospital) and several outlying clinics serving such wide ranging areas as Corpus Christie, McAllen and Victoria. Our mission is to “Serve those who have served”.  The Mental Health Product line provides a full continuum of mental health care to veterans suffering from a wide range of diagnoses to include PTSD, mood disorders, schizophrenia, and substance abuse among others.  STVHCS has two 25-bed inpatient acute care psychiatric units, a 26 bed Substance abuse rehabilitation program, a 40 bed Domiciliary, and a number of initiatives to proactively address veterans’ needs, including  innovative PTSD and Dual Diagnosis programs, Tele-Mental Health Care, and Day Treatment programs. Additionally, we anticipate opening a state-of-the-art Polytrauma center in the near future. More information can be found at http://www.vasthcs.med.va.gov/