Vet Center - VA Central Iowa Health Care System
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VA Central Iowa Health Care System


Vet Center

We are the people in the VA who welcome home war Veterans with honor by providing quality readjustment counseling in a caring manner. Vet Center Staff understand and appreciate Veterans' war experiences while assisting them and their family members toward a successful post-war adjustment in or near their community.

Vet Centers

Life isn't always easy after a deployment. That's where Vet Centers can help. Vet Centers across the country provide a broad range of counseling, outreach, and referral services to combat Veterans and their families. Vet Centers guide Veterans and their families through many of the major adjustments in lifestyle that often occur after a Veteran returns from combat. Services for a Veteran may include individual and group counseling in areas such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), alcohol and drug assessment, and suicide prevention referrals. All services are free of cost and are strictly confidential.

Groups offered:

Monday: Recreational Therapy/Wellness, Day; Family Support Group, Evening

Tuesday: VN PTSD, Afternoon; OIF/OEF/OND, Drop-in, Evening; OIF/OEF/OND PTSD, Evening

Wednesday: Grief and Loss, Morning; PTSD combat veteran group, Morning

Thursday: PTSD, Afternoon; Early Recovery Group, Afternoon

Friday: VAMC Group, Morning; PTSD Combat Veteran Group, morning


Contact: (515) 284-4929

Hours of Operation

·         Monday: 8:00 am - 7:30 pm

·         Tuesday: 7:30 am - 7:30 pm

·         Wednesday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

·         Thursday: 7:30 am - 7:30 pm

·         Friday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

·         Saturday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm (Third Saturday of the month)

·         Sunday: Closed


Location  1821 22nd Street Suite 115, West Des Moines, IA 50266






Contact Info


  • 1821 22nd Street Suite 115,
    West Des Moines, IA 50266

Contact Number(s)

  • 515-284-4929

Hours of Operation

  • see above