The Cohen Veterans Network was founded by philanthropist Steven A. Cohen, who made a $275M commitment to launch a network of mental health clinics in April of 2016 to serve veterans and families. CVN’s focus is on post-9/11 veterans and families, in order to get ahead of transition challenges before they become chronic or acute. Each Cohen Clinic will assess all veterans based on their specific needs, and we will make every effort to see pre-9/11 veterans based on clinician availability.
We offer brief, client-centered therapy for a variety of mental health issues including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, adjustment issues, anger, grief and loss, family issues, transition challenges, relationship problems, and children’s behavioral problems. Our no to low cost care is centered on therapy and counseling options that are the current, best practices available based on research.
We will not share your confidential information with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs or other public, private, or government entities unless required by law. We comply with federal guidelines set by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
Our skilled clinicians and staff have been trained to work specifically with veterans and their families, and some are veterans themselves. We build the trusting and confidential relationships necessary to provide excellent, personalized care.
More than mental health care
We provide support and referrals for related needs including unemployment, housing, finance, and education. In-home services, telehealth, and childcare are offered on a clinic-by-clinic basis.
Cohen Veterans Network currently operates 10 clinics, and plans to open 25 clinics by 2020. We will always provide mental health care to post-9/11 veterans and their families, regardless of insurance, discharge status, ability to pay, or service experience. Network CEO Dr. Anthony Hassan provides an update on where CVN is headed and how the cohesive, integrated clinical model fuels the system.
The Community-Based Model
The Cohen Veterans Network model of care was built with several core elements in mind, including access, low wait times, treating the entire military family and serving veterans regardless of role or discharge status. This model has proven to provide high-quality care at our clinic at NYU Langone, which has operated since 2012 and joined CVN as the network launched in 2016. The Tampa Bay Times recently examined how the clinic was established.
The CVN Difference
The Cohen Veterans Network was created for the sole purpose of treating all post-9/11 veterans and family members to high-quality mental health care by removing barriers to care. Network CEO Dr. Anthony Hassan explains how CVN and the Cohen Clinics are unique, and how that plays out in each community to improve the lives of military families.
Collaborating with the VA
As a not for profit, Cohen Veterans Network will never profit from delivering mental health care to veterans. The Cohen Clinics exist to save lives, save families, and save the futures of veterans and military families. Our intention is to work alongside local government, private, and community providers to help serve as many clients as possible.
CVN, a credentialed provider of the VA Choice Program, has received 134 Veterans Choice referrals, < 2% of total CVN clients. Reimbursements from this program cover 33% of the total cost of care, with the balance covered by Steve Cohen’s gift. CVN helps fill gaps in care!
Committed to Veterans
Cohen Veterans Network’s team members are committed to the mental health and well being of veterans and their families. In fact, more than 70% of all network staff are veterans or military family members. This video highlights the experience each client takes when receiving care from our clinics: