Veterans Services Division

Pinellas County Veterans Services, a division of Human Services, assists veterans and their families access benefits provided by the State of Florida, the United States Department of Veterans Affairs and other government services.

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October 14, 2021

“I Want to Function … I Want to Thrive”

Human Services Spotlight Series #20 Recovery Is a Process A homeless man turned his life around and rebuilt relationships with his family…

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Important Message for Afghanistan Veterans and Families

We recognize how difficult it is for many, especially for those who served in Afghanistan, their families, survivors, and those who care for Veterans. We would like to spread the message of resources to help and reach as many as we can. We’re not only encouraging those who need help to seek it, but we’re working to ensure those affected know that what they feel – distress, anxiety, anguish, even questioning their service – are all normal feelings. Most importantly, let them know they are not alone.

Emergency Mental Health Care

If you are having thoughts of suicide, please call 1-800-273-8255, press Option 1 or visit the Veteran’s Crisis Line website to text and chat.

For emergency mental health care, please call 9-1-1 or visit the Bay Pines VA Emergency Department 24/7 regardless of your discharge status or enrollment in other VA health care.

Additional resources available:

Bay Pines VA Healthcare System Resource List – Pinellas County

Bay Pines VA Facebook

VA Vantage Point Blog

COVID 19 Information

VA expands offering of COVID 19 Booster Vaccines 

Veterans Affairs provide COVID-19 vaccines to eligible Veterans and family members at no cost.

Homebound Veterans and COVID 19

Veterans who currently receive care at VA, including homebound veterans, can learn more about COVID-19 vaccine availability at VA facilities in Florida.