Monday through Friday (Holidays excepted), and on the last (every fourth) Saturday of each month. Applications will only be accepted on the days of the actual intake. Applicants should enter on the Exeter Street side of the property.
Veterans accepted into the program will be restricted to the facility for the first 30 days.
Checklist of Items to Bring To Intake
- DD 214 (Military separation papers) if available.
- Personal identification.
- 30 Day supply of any currently prescribed medications.
- Clothing and personal hygiene items. (Optional - MCVET has a limited supply of these items for veterans without possessions. Limited locker space is provided).
- Do not bring cologne, mouthwash, or other alcohol based products, automobiles, phones, pagers, nail files or other objects that could be used as a weapon.
Detox services are not provided by MCVET. All veterans with recent substance use must be detoxed prior to entry. Detox services may be available for eligible veterans at the Baltimore VA Medical Center on Greene Street.
Although MCVET accepts veterans that are on parole and/or probation, persons under the custody of the Correctional System will not be screened until they have been released. Due to the Restriction Period, applicants who have court dates within 30 days of the application will not be accepted into the program.
MCVET accepts referrals from hospitals, community agencies, and other service providers.
Please send with the veteran a copy of the discharge summary and/or psychosocial history to facilitate the screening process. Make sure that a contact person for the referring agency is identified in case of questions. Veteran status will be verified by a MCVET benefits counselor.
As veterans will be restricted to the facility for the first 30 days if accepted into the program, please make sure that all appointments are scheduled appropriately.
Self referrals are also accepted.
Dually Diagnosed Veterans
Veterans experiencing severe medical issues and/or psychosis (auditory and visual hallucinations, severe depression, manic/hypomania episodes, at risk of hurting self and/or others) at the time of intake will not be accepted into the program until after they have been seen by a doctor and have obtained clearance. Veterans entering MCVET must be mentally stable and have a 30 day supply of medication if necessary. If the intake person detects any mental health issues that the veteran does not report, an evaluation must be completed prior to admission in the program. Veterans facing severe medical issues must be able to function in the MCVET environment.