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Behavioral Health Department (BHD)

Our primary priority is in support of Mission Redstone, and as such we strive to meet the mental health needs of the active duty personnel and their eligible family & other dependents, as well as the needs of the Army command including training and appropriate command evaluations.

Our next priority is to serve our retired personnel who are covered under TRICARE Prime and their eligible family/dependents as well as to certain eligible disabled veterans. We are located on the second floor of the Health Center at the north end of the building.

Scope of Services:

Our services are all outpatient, but referrals for inpatient care in community resources are accomplished on occasion, especially in situations where risk of injury to self or others is felt to be significant enough to so warrant.

Emergencies and other walk-ins are seen in BHD, but whenever possible patients are seen on an appointment basis. This avoids delays both for walk-ins and for other scheduled patients, and improves consistency and continuity of care.

Services Modalities Available:

Psychotherapies: Provided as appropriate by Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Licensed Professional Counselors, Social Workers, or Substance Abuse Counselors.

  1. Individual therapy
  2. Marital therapy
  3. Family therapy
  4. Group therapy

Psychochemotherapy: Medications can only be prescribed by Psychiatrists who are MD’s who specialize in Psychiatric Medicine. An evaluation by a Psychiatrist in BHD must precede prescriptions for Psychotrophic medications, ie. Antidepressants, tranquilizers, etc.

Problem issues addressed in BHD:

  1. Mood disorders including depression and bipolar disorders.
  2. Anxiety disorders
  3. Stress disorders
  4. Adjustment disorders
  5. Alcohol & substance abuse disorders
  6. Family advocacy issues (Child, Spouse, and when appropriate, Elder abuse)
  7. Some childhood disorders
  8. Disorders of attention

We strive in BHD to meet as wide an array of mental health problems and issues as we can base on our resources including staffing. Some services are currently not provided “in house”. As we have no child and adolescent Psychiatrist at present, we have some limitations in services for those patients. We do not provide Day Treatment services for seriously mentally ill patients, or inpatient services on campus; Patients with those needs are usually referred to local community resources.

 

Download and print these BHD forms
  • Privacy Act Statement
  • Limits of Confidentiality
  • BHD Intake Form
  • Medications Driving Safety Notice
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