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 today is on post-9/11 veterans, active duty, 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.
You and your family members deserve to be healthy and happy, and we are here to support you. Our mission is to help you overcome the challenges you face on a daily basis. Cohen Veterans Network is a national network of mental health clinics that serves post-9/11 veterans, active duty service members (with a TRICARE referral), including National Guard and Reserves, and military family members.
Our goal is to provide care that gets you on the road back to better. You can count on our Cohen Clinics to provide the highest-quality, most accessible care – regardless of your discharge status or your role in service. There is no cost for care for those without insurance and the ability to pay will never be a barrier to care at our clinics. Download a guide to our care.
Cohen Veterans Network currently operates 23 clinics, and plans to open 25 clinics by the end of 2023. We will always provide mental health care to post-9/11 veterans, active duty, and their families, regardless of discharge status or service experience. In 2021, the Oklahoman looked at the network as we reached the 19 clinic milestone.
The CVN Difference
Cohen Veterans Network’s 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 first clinic at NYU Langone, which has operated since 2012, and joined CVN as the network launched in 2016. In 2018, the Tampa Bay Times examined how the first clinic was established.
The model was adjusted quickly at the onset of the pandemic. In 2020, Stars and Stripes took a deep dive into CVN’s pivot to telehealth during the pandemic. Today, we partner with 14 community based organizations to provide care across our clinic network.
Collaborating with Other Providers
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.
The Client Experience
Cohen Veterans Network’s team members are committed to the mental health and well-being of veterans and their families. In fact, more than 40% of all network staff are veterans or military family members. Watch this video to see how our staff works to make the client journey a good one.
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