This act allows eligible veterans to obtain immediate care for emergent suicidal intent as a covered benefit. Salt Lake Behavioral Health is a facility that will accept veterans with emergent suicidal intent. Suicidal veterans may walk into the facility or call 801-264-6000 to speak with our admissions team to schedule an intake.
The VA will pay for veterans who are in an acute suicidal crisis (including transportation costs) in the community for any enrolled veterans in the VA Care System and for non-enrolled eligible Veterans.
Any veteran is eligible for emergent suicidal care if the individual is in an acute suicidal crisis and is one of the following:
For more information on this act, visit the websites below.
“What Does the COMPACT Act Mean for Veterans?”
What Does COMPACT Act, Mean For Veterans? | VA Cincinnati Health Care | Veterans Affairs
“H.R. 8247 Veterans COMPACT Act of 2020, House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, Law”
H.R.8247 – 116th Congress (2019-2020): Veterans COMPACT Act of 2020 | Congress.gov | Library of Congress
“Text of Bill 8247”