Mental Health & Substance Abuse
The Department of Behavioral Health at William Beaumont Army Medical Center provides a comprehensive array of services to eligible Tricare beneficiaries in El Paso, Texas and the surrounding area. Our programs and services include inpatient and outpatient psychiatric care, evaluation and management of psychotropic medications, individual and group psychotherapy, diagnostic evaluation and psychological testing, neuropsychological services, child and adolescent care, command evaluations, Medical Social Work Services and child and spousal abuse services. The Department of Behavioral Health has clinic locations at WBAMC, Ft Bliss Main post and East Bliss.
Mental health and substance abuse disorders can affect anyone. These illnesses a person's ability to function. Substance use disorders occur when the use of alcohol or drugs causes clinically significant impairment, including health problems, disability, and failure to meet major responsibilities at work, school or home.
The Army Substance Abuse Program falls under MEDCOM policy and is Joint Commission accredited. It is a command-directed program that serves the active duty population, that emphasizes readiness and personal responsibility. The clinic provides individual, group and family counseling for those active duty personnel identified with a substance addiction issue. The clinic will assess the active duty member to identify severity of addiction to a mood-altering chemical and will advise the command group as to whether enrollment or referral to a two day education class is warranted. The clinic also assesses for referrals to partial/in-patient programs for substance addiction. Referrals can be made via self-referral, command referral, medical referral, biochemical referral and/or investigation/apprehension referral.