Behavioral Health opens services to Active Duty family members, adds therapists

Department of Behavioral Health

The Stuttgart Army Health Clinic Behavioral Health department is now open to both active duty and active duty family members for all care (child, adult, therapy, medications).

Previously, the department was only open to active duty.

The clinic also welcomed new therapists to the Stuttgart area team.

A marriage and family therapist is now available for therapy in these domains for active duty and their families.

A child therapist has also been embedded in the high school. Parents and students can call the Behavioral Health front desk at DSN: 590-1615/civ. 06371-9464-1615 where their contact information will be taken and then relayed to the therapist, who will contact the requesting patient to schedule an appointment.

The child therapist can see children of non-active duty parents as long as they are enrolled in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS). However, because the child therapist is an extension of the health clinic, a medical bill will be generated. This stands in contrast to other providers working in the schools such as school-owned Behavioral Health providers, Adolescent Support and Counseling Services (ASACS) counselors, and Military & Family Life Counselors (MFLCs), who do not bill for services.

The clinic anticipates starting a provider in the middle school under the same program by early March.

Unfortunately, services for retirees and their families, or non-active duty affiliated civilians continue to be unavailable. The health clinic and Behavioral Health are always reassessing their capacity as new providers arrive.

Visit the website for more information on Stuttgart Health Clinic services.