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New Provider Readiness Designation for Mental Health Providers

Friday, April 19, 2019

A new directory rating icon has been added to our Network Provider Directory. Mental health providers who have earned the Department of Defense’s provider readiness designation now display a medicine bag icon next to their listing. Beneficiaries and providers can search specifically for mental health providers who have this designation by checking the "Military culture awareness" box in the Provider Details section of the directory search page. 

In order to receive the designation, mental health care providers must meet certain eligibility criteria established by the Secretary of Defense, which includes: 

  • Knowledge of military culture
  • Treatment of mental health issues among members of the Armed Forces

Please visit our Directory Ratings page for more information on this and other directory ratings.