Veterans Affairs BAY Panama City Vet Center

Department of Veterans Affairs

General Information
Description of ServiceThe Bay County Vet Center is Federal; we work directly for the Department of Veterans Affairs but are separate from the Health and Benefits Administration. We provide counseling services to Combat Veterans, victims of Military Sexual trauma, families who've lost their military member while on active duty, National Guard and Reservists who are coming back from deployment to combat zones, Widows and widowers of Veterans who pass away, and as of summer 2013 Active Duty members who served in combat zones as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation New Dawn. We are also unique in the fact that we can provide counseling to the family members of our Veterans/clients. What makes us special is that we create an environment that is very casual, low threat, zero cost,and most importantly very, very confidential. We provide them a place to feel safe and secure and talk to a licensed counselor who is also a Veteran! Our goal is to help prevent suicides as best we can and help trauma Veterans adjust back to a normal life.
Urgent Services Providedindividual and group counseling for veterans and their families, family counseling for military related issues, bereavement counseling for families who experience an active duty death, military sexual trauma counseling and referral, outreach and education, grief counseling for widow & widowers of Veterans who pass away
Geographical AreaBay County
TerritoryBay, Gulf, Washington, Calhoun, Holmes and Jackson County
Public TransportationNone
Facility/ADA AccessYes
Intake ProcedureCall for an appointment or walk in. Appointment preferred. Should bring their DD form 214 or something to show combat service
Intake RequirementsShould bring their DD 214 Form, or something showing combat service, deployment orders, medal certificates
Client Information
Target PopulationMilitary - Veterans
Intended ParticipantsUS Veterans, National Guard Reservists coming back from combat zones, and/or their dependents.
Languages SpokenEnglish
EligibilityYou may be eligible for VA benefits if you are a:
Veteran, Veteran's dependent, Surviving spouse, child or parent of a deceased Veteran, Uniformed service member
Hours of Operation Mon - Fri 7:00am - 7:00pm (Regular Hours) 8:30am – 7:00pm (First Saturday of each month)
Contact Information
Contact's Name Matthew Standish
Contact's Position Outreach specialist
Contact's Phone 850-522-6102
Contact's Email
Physical Site Address 1 3109 Minnesota Avenue
Physical Site Address 2 Suite 101
Physical Site City, State, Zip Panama City, FL 32405
Main Phone 850-522-6102
Fax 850-522-6113
Web Address
Additional Information
Full Update Date05-22-2018
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Affiliated Program: Department of Veterans Affairs
This Service: Veterans Affairs BAY Panama City Vet Center
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Military Retirement Benefits (NS-7000.5000)
Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (BT-4500.6500-500)
Veteran Benefits Assistance (FT-1000.9000)
Veteran Burial Benefits (NS-1000.9000)
Veteran Compensation and Pension Benefits (NS-1800.9000)
Veteran Life Insurance (NS-4500.9000)
Veteran Reintegration Counseling (RP-1400.8000-900)
Veteran Survivors Benefits (NS-8200.9000)