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New mental health clinic for veterans planned for Jacksonville's Southside

Florida Times-Union - 8/30/2019

A new mental health clinic for veterans is expected to open in Jacksonville in early 2020, the latest entry in a partnership between a behavioral healthcare company and a nonprofit that serves post-9/11 veterans and their families.

Centerstone, which has 200 locations in five states, and Cohen Veterans Network, with 14 clinics in 11 states, will open the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Centerstone at 7001 A.C. Skinner Parkway, according to Centerstone.

Their first joint clinic was the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Centerstone in Clarksville, Tenn., which opened in August 2018. In its first year, the Clarksville clinic has provided mental health services to about 700 military veterans and their family members and hosted about 110 community events.

"We have seen the positive impact ... and are pleased to broaden services to individuals in northeastern Florida, delivering care that changes people's lives," said Bob Vero, Centerstone regional chief executive officer.

Jacksonville has about 42,000 post-9/11 veterans, according to Centerstone. The new 7,500-square-foot clinic "will offer high quality, comprehensive mental healthcare to veterans, regardless of discharge status or role, and their families as well as to families of active duty military, including spouses, partners, children, parents, siblings and caregivers," according to the company.

Anthony Hassan, Cohen president and CEO, said Centerstone has been an "exceptional partner."

"We are thrilled to work together to ensure that veterans and their families get the care they deserve," he said.

For more information, go to centerstone.org or cohenveteransnetwork.org.

Beth Reese Cravey: (904) 359-4109

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