TAMPA, Fla. — Tampa is getting a new mental health clinic that will be first of its kind in Florida.
- New clinic opens to help veterans, families
- Will treat a variety of health, mental issues
- Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic
And Gov. Ron DeSantis came to town to help open the clinic.
The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic has opened and is located near the Florida State Fairgrounds.
Post 9/11 veterans and their families can come to the facility for treatment for a variety of mental health issues from PTSD to traditional challenges.
Clinic officials said their goal is to eliminate any barriers that may prevent veterans from receiving the help they need. They're even offering free riders to the clinic and telehealth services to help as many people as possible.
"The number one thing I hear from them is that they don’t have access to the services they feel are needed," said Mental Health Counselor Stephen McClendon. "Many of them suffer of course with PTSD but they also suffer from depression and anxiety and some other disorders and having this clinic here is just another benefit for them."
Right now, the network has 14 clinics across the country.
The clinic is named for Cohen, an investor, hedge fund manager and philanthropist. He provided a $250 million donation to help open the clinic.
The clinic will serve more than 500 veterans and their family members this year.