Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury
As part of the Military Health System, Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury improves the lives of our nation's service members, veterans and their families by advancing excellence in psychological health and traumatic brain injury prevention and care. The DCoE offers resources for health care providers, service members, veterans and military families.
Telephone: 866-966-1020 (DCoE Outreach Center, available 24 hours per day, 7 days a week)
Alternate contact: Resources@DCoEOutreach.org
A Head for the Future
Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center created A Head for the Future initiative to raise awareness and lower the risk of concussion. The campaign offers information about the signs, symptoms, and treatment of brain injuries and educates service members and veterans about how to prevent them.
Online: http://dvbic.dcoe.mil/aheadforthefuture or http://dvbic.dcoe.mil
USACares Warrior Treatment Today
USACares Warrior Treatment Today pays essential household bills while a wounded service member or veteran is attending residential treatment for TBI or PTSD.
Must meet program criteria: http://usacares.org/images/file_upload/WTT_White_Paper_V-2009-06-25.pdf
Project Valour-IT provides voice-controlled laptops and personal GPS systems to service members recovering from hand wounds and other severe injuries including TBI and PTSD. A sub-program, coordinated with Survivor Outreach Services, will soon begin providing laptops to spouses of fallen warriors who return to school.
Alternate contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Home Base Program
The Home Base Program is a partnership between the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital. The program is dedicated to improving the lives of veterans of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars who are suffering from deployment-related post-traumatic stress disorder or traumatic brain injury. The program has multiple components, including clinical care, family support, research, education and community outreach, which are available to residents of New England.
Paws and Effect
Paws and Effect, a nonprofit organization based in Iowa, raises and trains service dogs and places them with military veterans with combat service related issues such as TBI, PTSD, physical injury and special needs. Foster families raise and train the puppies until it's time for placement with their new owner, a combat veteran.
TRICARE is the health care program for military members and their families. The program is divided into three regions (North, South and West), and offers overseas assistance.
TRICARE North provides care in Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, Vermont, Wisconsin and West Virginia as well as portions of Iowa, Missouri and Tennessee.
Find a Military Treatment Facility or TRICARE Service Center: https://www.hnfs.com/apps/tsclocator/default.aspx
TRICARE South provides care in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma and South Carolina as well as portions of Tennessee and Texas.
Telephone: 800-444-5445 (Customer Service) or 800-700-8646 (Behavioral Health)
Find a Military Treatment Facility or TRICARE Service Center: http://www.humana-military.com/south/provider/tools-resources/ProvSiteProvLoc.asp or http://www.tricare.mil/mtf
TRICARE West provides care in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington and Wyoming as well as portions of Iowa, Missouri and Texas.
Find a Military Treatment Facility or TRICARE Service Center: https://www.uhcmilitarywest.com/uhcmw/portal/search/facilitybymtf/
TRICARE Military Treatment Facility Locator is the locator tool for Military Treatment Centers.
TRICARE Eurasia-Africa provides assistance overseas.
Telephone: 44-20-8762-8384 or 877-678-1207
TRICARE Latin America-Canada provides assistance overseas.
Telephone: 215-942-8393 or 877-451-8659
TRICARE Pacific provides assistance overseas.
Telephone: Singapore: 65-6339-2676 or 877-678-1208; Sydney: 61-2-9273-2710 or 877-678-1209
TRICARE Reserve Select is the health care program for reserve and guard members.
See website for specific contact information: http://ra.defense.gov/Contact/TRICARE.aspx