Everyone reacts to stress and traumatic experiences differently. While some have reactions that can be seen as normal responses to life events, others may experience signs or symptoms of more serious conditions.
Mental health and substance misuse conditions can affect anyone; you are not alone
. The Military Health System has many resources available to help those who need it.
If you or someone you know needs support now, call or text 988 or chat at 988Lifeline.org
. 988 connects you with a trained crisis counselor who can help.
Lyster Army Health Clinic Mental Health Services
Our facility offers the following mental health services:
- Medication Management
- Community Outreach
- Substance Use treatment
- Domestic Violence prevention, incident management and treatment
The Department of Behavioral Health provides a broad range of behavioral health services to Fort Novosel community. The evidence-based behavioral health services are used to optimize Soldiers' and families' behavioral readiness through assessment, treatment, and preventive efforts provided across multiple services and subspecialties.
Please arrive 30 minutes early to scheduled Behavioral Health appointments to ensure the Behavioral Health Data Portal (BHDP) report is completed. BHDP is a tri-service outcome and screening tools that all patients need to complete prior to the start of their appointment. Arriving early ensures the report can be completed and not interfere with session time.
Appointment Line: 334-255-7350 or 334-255-7028
For emergency and off-duty hours, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.
Walk-in hours are from 0730-1530
Following any Behavioral Health related ER visit, Service Members should report to the LAHC BH clinic at 0730 on the first business day after the ER visit or inpatient discharge. Bring your ER or inpatient discharge summary with you. Walk in, no appointment is required.
Substance Use Disorder Clinical Care
- Individual/group psychotherapy
- Medication management
- Nurse case management
- Evaluation – separation, security clearance, sanity boards, command-directed, aeromedical
- Triage or walk-in
- Tele-behavioral health
- Psychological testing
- Referral to subspecialty or higher level of care – neuropsychology, forensic psychiatry/psychology, inpatient, residential
- Couple therapy
- Community outreach – classes, unit risk meetings, prevention activities
SUDCC is the Army’s model for providing outpatient substance use disorder (SUD) and other BH care in an integrated, unit-aligned, and co-located manner. Previously, under IMCOM and MEDCOM, substance use disorder outpatient care was relatively isolated in its own clinic separate from most other BH care services. The SUDCC provides SUD treatment as part of a comprehensive plan to address total BH needs. LAHC SUDCC operates within the Multi-D BH.
Family Advocacy Program
Phone: 334-255-7029 (FAP)
- Assessment / evaluation
- Referral to intensive outpatient program or residential facility
- Rehabilitation Team Meeting (RTM) - required for all mandatory enrollment. Command presence and involvement are important.
Army FAP is dedicated to domestic and child abuse prevention, education, prompt reporting, incident management and treatment. FAP is a shared program between IMCOM and MEDCOM. IMCOM FAP – Prevention primarily supports prevention and education, while MEDCOM FAP – Clinical supports incident management and treatment, as well as the FAP data administration and reporting requirements.
- Assessment and evaluation
- Case management
- Referral to local agencies
- Presentation at Case Review Committee
- Community outreach
Military Health System Programs and Resources
Military Crisis Line
Call, text, or chat with the Military Crisis Line
which provides free support for all service members, including members of the National Guard and Reserve, and all veterans, even if they are not registered with the Department of Veterans Affairs or enrolled in VA health care.
Military OneSource provides comprehensive information, resources and assistance for every aspect of military life as well as access to confidential Military Family Life Counselors in your community. Military OneSource also provides resources so you can manage stress and access benefits and tools to help you stay strong in body and mind. This page provides access to self-care mobile applications developed by DOD, VA, and other partners. All mobile applications are free and for iOS and/or Android devices. Visit www.militaryonesource.mil or call 1-800-342-9647
The inTransition Program is a free, confidential program that provides specialized coaching and assistance for service members, National Guard members, reservists, veterans, and retirees who need access to mental health care during a transition period (i.e., relocation, return from deployment, transitioning out of active duty), or any other time they need a new mental health provider, or need a provider for the first time. Visit www.health.mil/inTransition or call 1-800-424-7877.
Real Warriors Campaign
The Real Warriors Campaign aims to break down the stigma associated with mental health care and encourages service members to reach out for help when they need it. Find articles with support resources, along with video profiles featuring service members and veterans.
What TRICARE Covers
TRICARE covers medically and psychologically necessary mental health and substance use care. This includes both inpatient and outpatient care.
Getting Mental Health Care
See a Complete List of Covered Services