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Santa Cruz Vet Center at 41st Avenue

The Santa Cruz Vet Center at 41st Avenue is a program of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

  • 1350 41st Ave., Suite 102
  • Capitola, CA 95010
  • Call: (831) 464-4575
  • Fax: (831) 464-6597
  • Open 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Monday through Friday

Background of Readjustment Counseling Services

The Vet Center Program was established by Congress in 1979 out of recognition that a significant number of Vietnam era vets were still experiencing readjustment problems. Vet Centers are community based and part of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

The goal of the Vet Center program is to provide a broad range of counseling, outreach, and referral services to eligible veterans in order to help them make a satisfying post-war readjustment to civilian life.

The family members of all veterans listed above are eligible for Vet Center services as well. Vet Centers are also authorized to furnish bereavement counseling services to surviving parents, spouses, children and siblings of service members who die of any cause while on active duty, to including federally activated Reserve and National Guard personnel.


To schedule an appointment, call the Vet Center at (831) 464-4574.  The hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Upon request the Vets Center will provide services after Business hours and/or on weekends.

  • Vet Center services are free to eligible veterans.
  • Please bring your DD 214 as proof of eligibility to your first appointment.
  • Vet Center staff respect the privacy of all veterans.