Bay Pines VA Healthcare System
Medical Legal Partnership Program
The Bay Pines VA Healthcare System Medical-Legal Partnership (MLP) program is a collaboration between the C.W. Bill Young VA Medical Center, Stetson University Veterans Law Institute, Bay Area Legal Services, and Gulfcoast Legal Services.
What is the MLP Program and who is eligible for services?
The MLP program encourages service delivery collaboration between medical and legal practitioners. MLP Attorneys train VA health care teams to screen for legal Veterans’ legal needs. The health care teams then refer Veterans to on-site legal clinics, whose pro bono attorneys provide advice, intervention, and representation. The health and legal teams collaborate to resolve the issue and provide any necessary follow-up services. The program is designed specifically for Veterans residing in Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, and Sarasota counties; who are enrolled for care with the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System (some exceptions may apply); who are in need of legal representation/consultation for non-criminal offenses; and who may not otherwise be able to afford legal representation. Services are provided to eligible Veterans by MLP attorneys at no cost (eligibility requirements determined by financial need).
Where is the MLP Program office located and when is it open?
The MLP Program office is located in building 100, room 1E-241, C.W. Bill Young VA Medical Center.
Address: 10000 Bay Pines, Blvd., Bay Pines, FL 33744
How can Veterans receive services and talk to an MLP attorney?
The MLP program office is open every Tuesday and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (closed for one-hour lunch). Walk-ins are seen in the mornings (9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.) and appointments are booked in the afternoon. To make an appointment, call 727-398-9592.
Legal services available by day are listed below for both walk-in and scheduled appointments.
- Family Law
- Housing (VASH/LLT)
- Advanced Directives
- Disability Service Connected
- Discharge Upgrades
Who can Veterans contact for questions and additional information?
Veterans can call 727-398-9592, or ask to speak with their Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) social worker.
C.W. Bill Young VA Medical Center
building 100, room 1E-241
10000 Bay Pines, Blvd. Bay Pines, FL 33744
Hours of Operation
- Tuesday and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.