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Intensive Outpatient Program Pilot to Address Mental Health Aftereffects of Sexual Trauma

Friday, December 4, 2020

The Defense Health Agency (DHA) has authorized a new pilot focused on active duty service members (ADSMs) suffering from mental health conditions associated with sexual trauma, referred to as the “Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) Pilot to Address Behavioral Health Sequelae of Sexual Trauma.” A select team of IOP providers, approved by the DHA, provides support to ADSMs suffering from conditions, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), substance abuse disorders and other psychological health conditions, associated with sexual trauma. The Pilot is live and will conclude on Aug. 31, 2021. 

Program Parameters

Eligible ADSMs must be referred by their primary care manager or mental health care specialty provider to participate in the IOP Pilot. Using evidence-based strategies, treatment is provided through an organized day or evening program. Through this Pilot, IOP providers deliver mental health care, support and other applicable benefits; they will also connect patients and their families to community resources and support systems. Best practices and outcome measures gathered during treatment and following discharge will be used to assess the efficacy of this Pilot.

Participating IOP Providers 

In the TRICARE West Region, DHA has approved the following treatment facilities to participate in this Pilot: 

Aurora Behavioral Health Care             Denver Springs                        Salt Lake Behavioral Health
San Diego
                                             8835 American Way                  3802 South 700 East 
11878 Avenue of Industry                        Englewood, CO 80112                Salt Lake City, UT 84106       
San Diego, CA 92128

Authorizations

IOP admissions require prior authorization from HNFS for all TRICARE beneficiaries. These should be submitted to HNFS by the beneficiary’s primary care manager or mental health care specialty provider. Submit a request by visiting our CareAffiliate online submission tool

ADSM participation in this Pilot is voluntary. 

For additional information about TRICARE’s IOP benefit, visit the Mental Health section of our Benefits A–Z.