San Francisco VA Student Veteran Health Program


at City College of San Francisco 


SF VA Student Veteran Health Program CCSF Office, 50 Phelan Ave, Cloud Hall, Room 333,

(415) 452-5253 / (415) 452-5151


A collaboration between the San Francisco VA Health Care System and City College of San Francisco (CCSF), the Student Veteran Health Program (SVHP) began in August 2010 and has led the nation in providing an array of comprehensive services to student veterans on campus. Our Student Veteran Health Program Team consists of SF VA Health Care Enrollment Services, Social Work and Psychiatry. 

The SVHP is one of 26 funded VA programs under the Veterans Integrative To Academic Leadership (VITAL) initiative, part of the VA’s national effort to outreach and provide services to support student veterans.


The SF VA Student Veteran Health Program at CCSF:

  1. Assists with enrollment in SFVA health care.*
  2. Assists veteran in scheduling medical and mental health appointments.
  3. Aims to ease the experience of asking for and receiving help from the VA.
  4. Coordinates and provides a series of lectures on relevant topics for student Veterans** (See end of page for next Speaker Series)
  5. Aims to support Veterans' well-being in an academic environment. 
  6. Provides some on-campus mental health services.


Services are available for:

  • Time management

  • Attention and/or memory difficulties

  • Sleep issues

  • Smoking Cessation

  • Adjustment

  • Stress Management

  • Posttraumatic stress

  • Depression

  • Substance use

  • Anxiety

  • TBI (traumatic brain injuries)

  • Medication Management

  • Social Work Services / Referrals to VA, Community, and/or Campus Resources

  • Consultation with and Training of Faculty and Staff (release of information by veteran student is required for any release of specific veteran information)



Veterans Crisis Line (24/7) 

  • (800) 273-TALK (8255), Press 1 for Veterans,  toll-free, anonymous if you choose  

VA’s National Call Center for Homeless Veterans (24/7) 

  • (877) 4AID VET (877-424-3838)

  • Provides free access to trained counselor for local resources and assistance 

Women Veterans Hotline (24/7)        

  • (855) VA WOMEN (855-829-6636), toll-free, immediate assistance 

San Francisco VA Medical Center 

  • 4150 Clement Street (@ 42nd Avenue) , SF 94112

  • (415) 221-4810, Press 0 for the Operator

  • Website:

  • Emergency Room (available 24/7), Primary Care and Specialty Services by App  

Vet Centers for Readjustment Counseling 

  • VA health care enrollment is not required to receive Vet Center services

  • VA Community-based clinics providing individual, group, family readjustment counseling for combat veterans and veterans who have experienced military sexual trauma

County Veterans Service Office 

  • Assistance with VA service-connected disability claims, benefits, vocational rehab, survivor/dependent benefits (i.e. Cal Vet fee waiver for dependents of 0%SC veterans) 

    San Francisco County Veterans Service Office (CVSO) Downtown   

    2 Gough Street
    San Francisco, CA 94103
    (415) 934-4200 



Telephone Linked Care: 

  • VA Advice Nurse for health concerns over the phone (24/7)

  • (415) 752-1212 or 1-800-733-0502 (when outside of Bay Area) 


San Francisco VA Health Care System: (415) 221-4810, Press 0 for Operator 

   SFVA Emergency Services:

  •     SFVA Medical Center Emergency Department – no appt. needed

        (415) 221-4810, Ext. 22052

  •     SFVA Medical Center Mental Health Emergency Services – no appt. needed

        (415) 750-6674 (located inside the Emergency Department (ED))   


   Local SFVA Medical Primary Care Offices:

  •     Medical Practice (Primary Care): (415) 750-2129
  •     Call to schedule an initial or follow up appointment 


  •     San Bruno VA Outpatient Clinic: (650) 615-6001
  •     Call to schedule an initial or follow up appointment 


  •     Downtown San Francisco VA Outpatient Clinic: (415) 281-5100
  •     Initial appointments are drop-in starting at 8am (1st come, 1st serve)


Local SF VA Mental Health Services: 

  •     SFVA Mental Health Same Day Clinic – Drop-in only, M-F, 8am-5pm,

        (not open on holidays)

        4150 Clement Street, Ground Floor, Bldg. 203, Access Center, GA-28 

  •     SFVA Behavioral Health Access Center – Appointments only

        4150 Clement Street, Ground Floor, Bldg. 203, Access Center, GA-28

        (415) 221-4810, Ext 24824


  **Our Next Speaker Series...


This January SAVE THE DATE for our next Speaker Series on Pain...


Tuesday, 1/30/18 at 12pm:


"Recovery from Chronic Pain:

Things you should know, but were never told!"


by SF VA Pain Management Dept Specialists:

Sarah Palyo, PhD, CPE &

Kate Schopmeyer, PT, DPT, CPE, CSCS 


This and future Speaker Series presentations will be held in the...


Veterans Resource Center & Lounge

Ocean Campus, 50 Phelan Ave, Cloud 332

Questions?:  Contact our SF VA's Student Veteran Health Program at

(415) 452-5253 or (415) 452-5151