Life has its challenges. People undergoing stressful life events may turn to alcohol or other substances to help alleviate their distress or to cope. ADAPT offers prevention, education, and treatment to address substance misuse and abuse.
Substance Abuse Awareness Briefings: Offered to ensure that the Barksdale AFB community is aware of substance abuse issues and the available treatment options. Information includes discussing applicable Air Force Instructions and state laws to heighten awareness of the potential legal consequences of sub-stance abuse, such as drinking while driving.
Alcohol Brief Counseling: Individuals not meeting diagnostic criteria for a sub-stance use disorder are provided alcohol awareness education accomplished via the Alcohol Brief Counseling (ABC) module. Additional counseling addressing other problem areas may be prescribed.
Substance Abuse Treatment (Group/Individual): Individual and group treatment services are provided to individuals (TRICARE beneficiaries) duty Tricare Beneficiaries (TP) who are addressing substance use disorder issues. Referrals for those needing a higher level of substance abuse care will also be provided.
SIGNS OF SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER
In the last 12 months has alcohol/drug use repeatedly caused/contributed to:
*Role Failure - interference with home, work, or school obligations
*Risk of Bodily Harm - Entering into physically hazardous situation to include but not limited to driving under the influence, risky sexual behavior, or violence HM
*Relationship trouble - family or friends*Tolerance - needing more of alcohol or drug to achieve same effect
*Signs of Withdrawal - tremors, sweating, nausea, insomnia when trying to quit or cut down, or using the substance to relieve or avoid symptoms
*Not Able to Stick to Limits - repeatedly exceeding your drinking limits
2d Medical Group / 243 Curtiss Rd
Barksdale AFB, LA (318) 456-6600
Domestic violence, or intimate partner violence, occurs when one person causes physical or psychological harm to a current or former intimate partner. It in-cludes all acts of violence within the context of family or intimate relationships.The DAVA program Remove *BY provides support to victims of domestic abuse remove +maltreatment *BY.
DAVA PROGRAM OVERVIEW
-Provides domestic maltreatment support 24 hours/7days a week response capability.
-Establish and maintain current and effective safety plans.
-Offers victims information regarding their identified needs.
-Offers follow-up DAVA services to each victim to empower the victim to advocate for the safety needs of self and children.
- Advise victims of the impact domestic violence on children.
- Accompany the victim to appointments or court proceedings when requested by the victim.
-Support development of coordinated community response to domestic abuse.
-Partner with military and civilian resources.
-Provide legal resources: divorce, custody, protection orders.
REPORTING OPTIONS FOR VICTIMS
Restricted: Allows a victim to dis- close the details of abuse to victim advocate, healthcare providers and Family Advocacy Program staff. Allows victim to receive medical treatment and victim advocacy services without notifying commanders or law enforcement.
Unrestricted: Victims who want to pursue an official investigation should use current reporting channels such as Chain of Command, Family Advocacy Program or Law Enforcement.
VA CRISIS LINE Phone: (318) 233-2230
Military families face uniques challenges. They may struggle with issues such as deployment-related stress, reintegration and pressures of managing parenting and finances while a loved one is deployed.
To support military families facing these or additional challenges, the MFLC program:
-Provides short-term, non-medical counseling services to service members andtheir families at no cost
-Provides psycho-education to help military service members and their familiesunderstand the impact of deployments, family reunions following deploymentsand other stresses related to the military life
- Augments existing military support services
-Offers flexible service delivery
-Can provide services on or off of military installations
-Can provide services to individuals, couples, families and groups
With the exception of child abuse, domestic abuse and duty to warn situations services are private and confidential.
NON-MEDICAL COUNSELING SERVICES
Life skills Military lifestyle
- Anger management -Deployment stress
-Communication -Coping skills
-Relationship issues -Homesickness
-Conflict resolution -Relocation adjustment
-Decision-making skills -Separation
-Sadness, grief and loss
Phone: (318) 456-8400
Primary Care Behavioral Health (PCBH) is a service within your primary care clinic designed to optimize your overall health. It is a flexible program available to active duty members, family members, and retirees. At PCBH, you will receive services from a specially trained psychologist or social
worker working as a consultant to your Primary Care Manager (PCM). Your Behavioral Health Consultant (BHC) works with your PCM as part of a team to treat all aspects of your health.
In a brief 20-30 minute initial appointment, the BHC will work with you to address
factors that limit your overall health and functioning.
a) Sleep problems
b) Chronic Pain
d) Tobacco Cessation
The program is designed to help you reach effective changes quickly in a few brief sessions. The PCBH model will targets biological (physical), psychological (thoughts and feelings), and social (behaviors) factors to achieve overall health.
Call 318-456-6555 to schedule an appointment or talk to your PCM about a referral.
The Mental Health Clinic provides clinically competent, culturally sensitive and linguistically appropriate mental health services. We tailor our services to help military members achieve their personal goals, increase their ability to achieve independence, and develop skills to support their leading the most constructive and satisfying life possible. The goal of the clinic is to ensure readiness. The clinic does this by helping members get back to a state of full functioning and equip them with the tools necessary to face future life challenges.
Mental health services provided include assessments, case management, crisis intervention, medication support, and other rehabilitative services. The following are all examples of services provided at the clinic:
SIGNS & SYMPTOMS OF PROBLEMS
•Eating or sleeping too much or too little
•Pulling away from people and usual activities
•Having low or no energy
•Feeling numb or like nothing matters
•Feeling helpless or hopeless
•Feeling unusually confused, forgetful, on edge, or angry
•Yelling or fighting with family and friends
•Experiencing severe mood swings
•Having persistent thoughts and memories
•Hearing voices or believing things that are not true
•Thinking of harming yourself or others
*Eligibility: Active Duty Service Member or Reservist/Guard HM on Active duty orders
Mental Health Clinics
Phone: (318) 456-6600
What is Disease Management or Health Coaching?
Disease Management or Health Coaching is a service provided by a registered nurse who works to improve health outcomes of those with a newly diagnosed chronic condition(s) or an uncontrolled chronic condition(s). Health Coaches assist patients in understanding their chronic condition and assist them in developing a personalized self-care management program to prevent/slow disease progression and complications.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE
Service members, retirees and family members with their Primary Care Manager at Barksdale Medical Treatment Facility with certain chronic conditions to include: Pre-Diabetes, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, High Blood Pressure. NO REFERRAL NECESSARY.
DISEASE MANAGEMENT/HEALTH COACHING SERVICES
- Provide one on one or group classes to educate patients on different chronic conditions.
- Provide hands-on teaching on monitoring devices such as glucose meter, blood pressure monitor, diaries, etc.
- Educate patients on how the body works, how their disease process impacts their health, how lifestyle modification can impact disease progression and how different medications assist in managing their disease.
- Develop personalized goals tailored to the individual’s lifestyle and needs.
- Provide follow-up, accountability, and updated plan to achieve health goals.
- Act as point of contact to assist in scheduling annual exams and follow-up as needed.
Case Management is a collaborative process in which a professionally licensed staff member, (usually a nurse or social worker), assist with unique healthcare needs. Case Management helps coordinate care among members of the healthcare team advocating and working with providers and other healthcare staff to address areas of concerns.
Service members, retirees and family members with their Primary Care Manager at Barksdale Medical Treatment Facility with complex conditions.
Please note that a referral from your PCM is required to access services. Contact your provider via the appointment line, 318-456-6555, as needed.
CASE MANAGEMENT SERVICES
- Confidential assessment to evaluate health care needs.
- Help you and your family make informed health care decisions.
- Provide support with tools that positively affect your health outcomes.
- Verify your understanding of medical insurance coverage and benefits.
- Develop and monitor comprehensive care plan with patient and provider to help achieve positive effective goals.
- Coordinate off-base specialty referrals.
- Educate on military and community resources.
- Maintain privacy while coordinating care between patient, medical providers and other healthcare services.
- Identify barriers to recovery and safety concerns.
- Work towards independence and self-management of health care needs
Health Benefits Advisor
Serves as a Contact Representative performing as a Beneficiary Counseling and Assistance Coordinator (BCAC), coordinating TRICARE marketing and education to include Access to Care at the 2nd Medical Group, and providing debt relief as a Debt Collections Assistant Officer (DCAO).
All beneficiaries are eligible for assistance.
For More Information
Phone: (318) 456-6405
- Serve as beneficiary advocates and advisors, providing dedicated service and assistance to military health systems beneficiaries in understanding and obtaining TRICARE benefits and services.
-Educate beneficiaries on navigating and accessing services in the purchased and direct care systems.
- Counsel beneficiaries about their TRICARE program option benefits and processes, and consult with others, as necessary, for program or contract specific information.
- Research health care concerns and work with functional experts to address eligibility, enrollment, benefit, referral and authorization, and claims processing information based on the category of beneficiary seeking assistance.
- Resolve concerns when beneficiaries are dissatisfied or unclear about services provided by other MHS and contractor staff.
- Bring identified systemic problems to the appropriate DHA, TRICARE regional or area offices, MTF commander, higher headquarters.
- Assist beneficiaries in determining whether the basis for the underlying debt or collection notice is valid, in whole or in part, based on documentation from the provider or collection agency.
- Explain costs and responsibilities under the various TRICARE options.
- Help beneficiaries understand claims processing, including information on resolving unpaid health care claims, pre-authorization requirements, and third-party liability.
Prime Travel Benefit Office
The Prime Travel entitlement is for travel expenses incurred by non-active duty beneficiary enrolled in TRICARE Prime and were referred by your Primary Care Manager (PCM) for non-emergent, medically necessary specialty care at a location more than 100 miles (one way) from your PCM’s office, you may be entitled to the TRICARE Prime Travel Benefit (PTB).
Qualify for Travel Reimbursement
You must meet all of the following criteria:
-Be enrolled in TRICARE Prime or TRICARE Prime Remote program
-Be a non-active duty member or a medal-of-honor veteran
-Have a referral from your PCM, authorized by TRICARE, to a specialty care provider more than 100 miles, one way, from the PCM ZIP code
-The benefit only applies if there are no other specialists (i.e. military, civilian network or non-network) available within 100 miles (one way) of the PCM’s office who can meet your medical/behavioral health needs.
*If your PCM is with the MTF, contact your PTB office. If your PCM is with a civilian, contact the TRICARE East Region PTB office.
-This actual-expense reimbursement benefit provides reimbursement for reasonable travel-related expenses incurred while traveling which may include lodging, meals, gas, tolls, parking and tickets for public transportation (i.e. airplane, train, bus, etc.).
-To get reimbursed for your travel expenses, all invoices or receipts must be in the name of authorized claimants, must show valid travel dates, must show billing itemization (e.g. room rate per day, taxes, fees), and show payment in full (zero balance).
-Lodging: Reimbursement may not exceed local per diem rate for lodging at the specialty provider’s ZIP code
How to get started
-After program qualification has been verified and you have an approved TRICARE authorization, you are expected to make your own travel arrangements after contacting your PTB representative.
MTF PTB Office Phone: (318) 456-2331
TRICARE East and West Region PTB Office Phone: 1-844-204-9351
7800 IH‐10 West, Suite 400
San Antonio, TX 78230
Fax: (210) 536‐6176