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Health Care and Wellness

Our campus is one of just a few to offer a full time Department of Veteran Affairs counselor on site, who specializes in counseling for post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, sleep problems, and anxiety. Our counselor also helps with VA healthcare enrollment, disability documentation for accommodations, and coordinating medical and mental health care at local VA facilities. To schedule an appointment please call 512-232-2677, or email our VA Counselor.


Veterans Integration To Academic Leadership (VITAL) is a veteran-centered, results-oriented collaboration between the Central Texas Veteran Health Care System, the University of Texas at Austin and other institutions of higher education in the Central Texas area. We strive to enhance academic retention and success. We understand the unique factors facing our Veteran students. We are here to help.

If you are a veteran or concerned about a veteran enrolled in the University of Texas at Austin, VITAL will partner with you to resolve issues and find resources, no matter what their discharge status.

What does VITAL offer?

Services for Veterans:

  • Counseling for adjustment, stress, post-traumatic stress disorder, anger, depression, sleep problems, and anxiety
  • Referral to and working with University disability services to request academic accommodations
  • Support with University processes regarding academic actions and/ or conduct issues
  • Assistance with enrollment and care at local VA healthcare facilities
  • Assistance obtaining resources from the VA and its affiliates
  • Help obtaining assistance devices such as hearing aids and screen readers

Services for Faculty and Staff:

  • Education about veteran and military- specific issues
  • Training in military / veteran culture
  • Consultation on veteran-specific issues that impact performance and retention
  • Collaboration with University Mental Health Centers in serving the unique mental health needs of veterans
  • Assistance in communication between the Central Texas Veterans Health Care System and University staff about your concerns, resources and specific needs.

What are the values of VITAL and the VA?

  • Trust in the integrity of the VITAL Initiative and a commitment to its goals.
  • Respect, understanding, and sensitivity to your unique concerns.
  • Excellence in service delivery.
  • Compassion in all that we do.
  • Commitment to the highest principles and ethics.

Additional Resources

University Health Services
All currently registered UT Austin students have access to University Health Services (UHS), located on campus in the Student Services Building.

UT Counseling and Mental Health Center (CMHC)
CMHC is committed to serving UT Austin's diverse campus community by providing counseling, psychiatric consultation and prevention services that facilitate students' academic and life goals and enhance their personal growth and wellbeing.

UT Counseling and Mental Health Center Crisis Line: 512-471-CALL (2255)

Behavior Concerns Advice Line (BCAL): 512-232-5050
Do you have concerns about a student, staff, or faculty member's behavior, but you are not sure what to do? Contact BCAL for advice and reporting.

VA Austin Outpatient Clinic
Offers a variety of healthcare services for veterans as part of the VA's Central Texas Veterans Health Care System. Located at 7901 Metropolis Drive, Austin, TX 78744.

The SafePlace campus provides safety for individuals and families affected by sexual and domestic violence, and helps victims in their healing so they can move beyond being defined by the crimes committed against them. For immediate assistance please call 512-267-7233.

The Veterans Crisis Line
The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text. Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1 or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.