How to Become a Patient

UCLA Health Operation Mend was established in 2007 as a partnership between UCLA Health and the United States military. We provide advanced specialty surgical and medical consultation and treatment, comprehensive psychological evaluation and support, and intensive treatment programs for symptoms related to post-traumatic stress and other mental health challenges or traumatic brain injury suffered as a result of post-9/11 era military service. The program is available at no cost to veterans, service members, and caregivers.

If you are interested in participating in Operation Mend or inquiring about eligibility on behalf of a wounded warrior, please contact us at 310-267-2110 or email us at [email protected].

Our Address

UCLA Health Operation Mend
924 Westwood Blvd, Suite 400
Mailcode: 738546
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Eligibility requirements

I'm a post-9/11 veteran or seeking care on behalf of a post 9/11 veteran
Injured while serving
Symptoms related to trauma exposure, PTSD, or TBI

The following requirements are necessary to be considered for the Operation Mend program:

  • The warrior sustained his/her injury as a result of post-9/11 era active military service  
  • The warrior’s injuries require specialty treatment and local options for care are unavailable, inadequate or previous treatments were not comprehensive or satisfactory
  • The warrior is physically and psychologically stable and able to travel alone or with a caregiver
  • The warrior must have stable housing (e.g. does not qualify if unhoused)

Our two-week hybrid intensive treatment programs are designed to provide support, education, healing and wellness, through:

  • Comprehensive evaluations
  • Individualized treatment planning
  • Evidence-based trauma treatment 
  • Cognitive skills training
  • Skills-focused groups
  • Peer-to-peer connections
  • Caregiver psychotherapy groups
  • Art therapy
  • Mindful movement practice
  • Social support from buddy programs
  • Referrals and connection to local care
  • Post-treatment support

Specialty services for physical and psychological injury include (but are not limited to):

  • Advanced Imaging and Diagnostics
  • Dermatology
  • Maxillofacial Dentistry
  • Mental Health Services specializing in Post-Traumatic Stress and Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Neurology Consultation and Diagnostics
  • Opthalmology & Oculoplastics
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Otolaryngology/ ENT
  • Pain Management Evaluations
  • Reconstructive Plastic Surgery
  • Urology
  • Gynecology
  • Spine Surgery Consultation and Treatment