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Helping Returning Veterans Navigate VA

Dr. Jacob Moussai

PDC Medical Director, Dr. Jacob Moussai

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

GLA’s Post Deployment Clinic (PDC) is a “one-stop shop” providing integrative, trans-disciplinary, evidence-based treatment for Veterans from the OEF/OIF/OND era. Returning combat Veterans can walk into building 401, get enrolled in the healthcare system and receive information to help them navigate the VA.

Dr. Jacob Moussai is the Medical Director of the PDC. He started working at the VA in 2007 and thinks it’s an honor to help returning Veterans with their needs. “I believe we can make a difference by providing every Veteran with the most up to date treatment and social support in a patient-centered care fashion,” said Moussai.

Typically, returning combat Veterans who enroll at the VA, want to be informed and educated about the resources available to them.  The PDC has no exclusionary criteria.  If there is a returning Veteran with no prior contact with primary care or mental health and would like to establish care, they can enter building 401 and initiate the process or receive a referral.

The PDC provides screening, assessment, and ongoing treatment, housing and employment help Veterans. The screening will be performed by qualified dedicated social workers including providing resources to assist the Veteran transition to civilian life.  The clinic will also provide same day walk-in assessment by dedicated providers from the fields of primary care, mental health depending on the needs of the individual.  Primary care, mental health, and social work providers staff the clinic.  Interventions include a comprehensive assessment to address psychiatric needs, pain condition, social stressors, and physical condition.

Questions about the Post Deployment Clinic? Call 310-478-3711 ext 44155


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