Physical & Mental Needs Of Veterans
Meeting the Physical and Mental Health Needs of Veterans Returning From Iraq and Afghanistan
At UWSP, student Veterans have access to basic clinical physical health services at the UWSP Health Service. Doctors and nurses are on staff. Counseling is also available for student Veterans at the UWSP Counseling Center.
Federal Vet Center Counselor
Nicole M VanNieuwenhoven, Readjustment Counselor
Nicole is generally available on campus every Tuesday 8am-4pm throughout the year.
The Vet Center’s purpose is to “welcome home with honor the war veteran by providing quality readjustment services in a caring manner, assisting them and their family members toward a successful post-war adjustment in or near their respective communities. Care includes professional readjustment counseling, community education, outreach to special populations, the brokering of services with community agencies, and provides a key link between the veteran and other services the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.”
TREATMENT RECORDS ARE CONFIDENTIAL AND SECURED IN LOCKED FILES. RECORDS ARE NOT SHARED WITH ANY OTHER AGENCY AND ARE NOT RELEASED TO OTHER TREATMENT FACILITIES WITHOUT THE VETERAN’S AUTHORIZATION.
To gain access to VA medical health services, see your local County Veterans Service Officers (CVSO’s).
In Portage County, contact Mike Clements at 715-346-1310.
Upon return from active duty we recommend all Veterans see their CVSO’s and register for VA Health Insurance.
Click here to find your CVSO.
Locations of WI Veterans clinics and medical centers: