VA's National Caregiver Support Line is a toll-free number for caregivers, family members, friends, Veterans, and community partners to contact for information related to caregiving and available supports and services. Our dedicated team provides information on caregiver support services, counseling, educational services, and referrals (electronic notification) to local Caregiver Support Program (CSP) staff at VA medical centers (VAMC).
Call VA’s Caregiver Support Line at 1-855-260-3274 to learn more about the support that is available to you and for assistance connecting with the Caregiver Support Team at your local VA Medical Center.
Whether you're in need of immediate assistance or have questions about what services you may be eligible for, the Caregiver Support Line team can help you.
- LEARN: more about CSP, its various services, and program eligibility.
- NAVIGATE: barriers to accessing care.
- CONNECT: with the CSP team at your local VAMC, who assist with referrals to local services and enrollment in CSP.
- DISCOVER: additional VA and community resources available to help care for a Veteran.
- RECEIVE: supportive counseling.
If you're just getting started with VA, calling the Caregiver Support Line is a great first step to take to learn more about the support that's available to you.
- CSL Fact Sheet (PDF)
Caregiver Support Line (CSL) Services
Counseling with a Social Worker
Need someone to talk to? Our social workers can provide you with emotional support and counseling during your call.
Monthly Education Calls
We offer free, monthly one-hour telephone education calls for caregivers. These group sessions focus on topics important to caregivers, with a different topic presented each month. Caregivers learn about communication skills, building relationships and connections, self-care, and much more.
To learn more about our group sessions and to register, contact us at 1-855-260-3274. Caregivers who are unable to attend the calls can access presentations online at www.caregiver.va.gov/support-line/presentations.asp.
We provide information and can make a referral to your local VAMC CSP team, who will connect you with nearby resources and services as you care for a Veteran. You can find your CSP team using the following locator tool: www.caregiver.va.gov/support/New_CSC_Page.asp.
What to Expect When Calling
When calling the Caregiver Support Line, you will hear an initial greeting. Please listen carefully to the options to route your call to our dedicated team. We look forward to talking with you.
If you'd like additional information or to learn more about the services listed below, contact VA's Caregiver Support Line 1-855-260-3274 or your local CSP team.
- Program of General Caregiver Support Services (PGCSS)
- VA In-Home and Support Services
- Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (PCAFC)
- Caregiver Support Program (CSP) - Menu of Resources
Reach Out to Your CSP Team
Every VA facility/VA Health Care System has a CSP team that provides support and referrals to services. They provide valuable information about resources that can help you to stay informed and supported as you care for your Veteran. Reach out to your CSP team at your local VA Medical Center.