Petaluma People Services Center (PPSC) has been named as a Veterans Affairs Patient-Center Community Care (VAPC3) Program Network provider.  PPSC will provide mental and behavioral services to our nation’s Veterans effective January 1, 2014.   Patient-Centered Community Care (PC3) is a Veterans Health Administration (VHA) program that offers health care contracts to provide eligible Veterans access to services.

PPSC through VAPC3, TriWest and Blue Cross of California will continue to provide and grow our quality mental and behavioral health services.  This contract will insure Veterans receive coordinated high-quality care in their community when the VA refers behavioral health to PPSC.

Elece Hempel, Executive Director of PPSC said “it is our privilege to deliver our quality mental health programs to an expanded number of Veterans through this contract.”  “PPSC will provide Psychological Health, Access information on behavior and emotional health and wellness, as well as addressing challenges like depression, anxiety and PSTD,” Hempel said.   Other issues covered in this treatment program are Substance Use, stress related to deployment and identifying skills that can assist in maintaining healthy relationships.  Kira Kayler, PPSC Director of Counseling and Prevention said “we are committed to providing high-quality counseling services to our entire community and this additional contract will allow us to provide access to behavioral health, crisis management and counseling for this deserving population.”