Primary Care Mental Health Integration - Battle Creek VA Medical Center
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Battle Creek VA Medical Center


Primary Care Mental Health Integration

Outpatient Mental Health

What is Primary Care Mental Health Integration (PCMHI)?

VA recognizes the connection between mental health and physical health by integrating mental health professionals into PACTs. These mental health providers will assess and provide brief interventions, as well as help direct Veterans to the most appropriate services across the Battle Creek VA Medical Center. Each Veteran will either continue brief mental health treatment with a PCMHI provider, or if ongoing intensive care will be required, through a referral to a specialty provider within one of the Mental Health programs described in this Resource Guide. 



ext. 30626                  Dr. Marc Houck

ext. 30458                  Dr. Krista Holman

ext. 30235                  Dr. Rebecca Preston

ext. 30335                  Mr. Alan Ondersma-Lowetz, RN

ext. 30697                  Ms. Cheryl Zimlich, APRN (out til NOV)

Battle Creek:

ext. 33865                  Dr. Ross Knoll

ext. 32612                  Dr. Greg Steinsdoerfer

Benton Harbor:

1-269-275-4937   Dr. Katherine Gimmestad


1-269-275-4937   Dr. Katherine Gimmestad


1-269-275-4937   Dr. Katherine Gimmestad



Contact Info


  • Battle Creek VA Medical Center
    See individual clinic information below

Contact Number(s)

  • 269-966-5600 Ext. 33680, 33681
  • 269-966-5600 Ext. 33682

Hours of Operation

  • Hours vary by clinic, see below