Mental Health Services for Military Members
Individuals with military experience and their families have unique behavioral health needs. Stress from deployments, frequent moves, combat exposure, and physical health injuries can affect mental health. Community Care supports our members with military experience through Operation Service, a program to improve access and quality of behavioral health care services for veterans, service members, and their families. Through helping providers better understand military culture and its effects, providers can help treat depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, substance use, trauma, and other conditions.
Behavioral Health Care through the VA
Eligibility to get health care services through the Veterans Administration (VA) depends on length of service, deployment status, and circumstances surrounding military discharge. As a result, many veterans and service members do not qualify for behavioral health services through the VA. If you receive health care through Medicaid, you can be linked to mental health and substance use disorder services without going through the VA.
To talk to staff at a VA medical center, find your nearest VA medical center or Vet Center or call 1-877-222-8387 (TTY: 1-800-877-8339).
To talk to a Community Care representative about services covered by Medicaid, call us. Community Care staff can answer your questions 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.