Veteran’s Resources

The Wellness Center at Northwest University thanks you for the service you have given to our country. We are honored to be able to assist you in meeting your academic, career, and health & wellness needs as you return to civilian life and pursue your educational goals.

Whether you are just beginning your college career or are about to graduate, there is usually a significant amount of stress in transitioning from military to civilian life. This transition can lead to several challenges, including academic, social, physical, financial, emotional, and relational.

Deployment experiences can sometimes leave you feeling alienated from others and feeling “different.” In addition, the structure of military life may not carry over to your college studies, so that managing your own time and schedule becomes a surprising challenge. Your role change to a college student may be frustrating at times, affecting your personal relationships as well as your academic success. Some veterans struggle with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), which can be difficult as they manage disturbing memories and other symptoms of their combat experiences.

The Wellness Center offers information, resources, and services that may be helpful as you adjust/readjust to college life.

NU Wellness Center Services

Medical Care:  The medical staff at the Wellness Center provide convenience care, illness care, injury care, wound care, blood draws / lab work, and limited prescriptions.

Individual Counseling: Counseling provides a confidential and supportive environment to process personal concerns, address life challenges, and engage in a process of healing and personal growth.

Stress Management and Biofeedback Training: Small groups, individual counseling, and self-assisted biofeedback practice offer tools for managing stress.

Academic Concerns and Career Support:  Contact the Office of Academic Success and Advising: 425-889-5227

Crisis Intervention: If you find yourself in a crisis situation, come to the Wellness Center during regular office hours.  After hours contact:

  • If you live on campus call the Residence Life Staff On-call #: 425-577-8135
  • King County Crisis Line: 206-461-3222 (866-4CRISIS) or text 741741
  • In a life threatening emergency immediately call “911”.

Tips for Successful Transitioning

Local & County

Bellevue (Valor Healthcare) (website)

This is a community-based outpatient clinic that is a part of the VA Puget Sound Health Care System. They offer the following services: primary care, mental health, nurse, social work, lab, pharmacist medication review, and prescriptions.

Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
13033 Bel-Red Road, Suite 210
Bellevue, WA 98005
Phone Number: 425-214-1055

King County Veterans Assistance Fund (website)

The program provides emergency financial assistance for honorably discharged veterans, veterans’ widows, and qualified dependents. Arranges for mental health and alcohol/drug assessment and treatment at a VA Center and helps veterans in filing for VA benefits.


King County WorkSource (website)

Career training and search options geared specifically towards veterans and their spouses.

Redmond Location (website)
7735 178th Pl NE, Suite C
Redmond, WA 98052

PTSD Program (VA Puget Sound Health Care System) (website)

David Tarver
1660 S. Columbian Way
Seattle, WA 98108

Renton Veterans Program Office

The main focus of the Renton office is employment guidance and assistance.

Walk-In Service Hours (no appointment necessary): Monday-Thursday 1:00 pm-3:30 pm
Business Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 am-4:00 pm
Frank Pratt – Lead Social Worker

Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Program (website)

VA Puget Sound Health Care System – Seattle Division
Offers both 24-hour (residential) and out-patient treatment options for SUD as well as an opioid treatment program

Addiction Treatment Center &
Opiate Treatment Program & Office/Clinic Based Buprenorphine
Lindsey Parrish-Nelson & Meghan Deal
1660 S. Columbian Way
Seattle, WA 98108

VA Puget Sound Health Care System (website)

Administrative hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  Emergencies are seen 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

1660 S. Columbian Way
Seattle, WA 98108
Phone Number: 206-762-1010
Telephone Care
Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
800-329-8387 or 206-762-1010
After hours: x72273

Services Offered:

Audiology Emergency/Urgent Care Move! Program Research
Cancer Program Epilepsy Center Multiple Sclerosis Center Social Work
Caregiver Support Healthy Living Classes Pharmacy Specialty Care
Decedent Affairs Homeless Services Primary Care Spinal Cord Injury
Diagnostic Imaging Mental Health Rehabilitation Care Women’s Health

Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs

Trauma & PTSD Counseling Programs in King County


Washington State Veterans Affairs


Military Pathways (website)

Designed to help those who may be struggling, the Department of Defense teamed up with the nonprofit organization, Screening for Mental Health®, to launch Military Pathways. The program is available online, over the phone, and at special events held at installations worldwide. It provides free, anonymous mental health and alcohol self-assessments for family members and service personnel in all branches including the National Guard and Reserve. The self-assessments are a series of questions that, when linked together, help create a picture of how an individual is feeling and whether they could benefit from talking to a health professional.

The National Resource Directory (NRD) (website)

This website connects wounded warriors, Service Members, Veterans, their families with those who support them

U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs

Veteran’s Affairs – Mental Health

Veteran Benefits Information and Resources

Veteran Benefits

GI Bill

  • GI Bill Education Forms
  • Montgomery GI Bill – Active Duty (MGIB-AD)
  • The Post 9-11 GI Bill
  • Yellow Ribbon Program
  • Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP)
  • Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance (DEA)
  • Montgomery GI Bill – Selective Reserve (MGIB-SR)
  • Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP)

American Legion Veterans Education Center

Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES)


Military Child Education Coalition

Military Veteran Graduate School Guide


Veterans and Mesothelioma Guide

Veterans and Mesothelioma