Irwin Army Community Hospital Fort Riley, Kansas The "Big Red One" Hospital

Behavioral health issues do not discriminate: they can occur in anyone’s life. Whether you are active duty, family member or other beneficiary, behavioral health care at Irwin Army Community Hospital is delivered in a compassionate manner designed to aid in recovery. Individual or group counseling is designed to help patients get through life’s behavioral challenges.

 

Clinics

 

 

Multidisciplinary Team (Multi-D)

The Multi-Disciplinary Team (Multi-D) provides sub specialty outpatient Behavioral Health services at Irwin Army Community Hospital. Multi-D services include routine outpatient BH services, neuropsychology, health psychology, forensic evaluations, and direct support to Warrior Transition Units as well as other special populations. They also support many outpatient clinical missions including education and outreach support.

 

The Multi-D Team provides outpatient behavioral healthcare to the 97th Military Police Battalion, MEDDAC, DENTAC, Warrior Transition Battalion, Division Headquarters Headquarters Battalion, DIVARTY, and active duty dependents.

 

Services provided by  the Multi-D Team include, but are not limited to: behavioral health evaluation and treatment for a wide range of disorders including anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder; psychotherapy; pharmacotherapy (medication management); telebehavioral health services; neuropsychological assessment for attention, memory, and other cognitive deficits; substance use evaluation and clinical care; bariatric surgery evaluations; suicide assessment and prevention; sleep hygiene; sanity board forensic evaluations; marital and relationship therapy.

 

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

The Intensive Outpatient Program offers intermediate level of behavioral health care to reduce psychiatric admissions, build psychological health, and promote healing and resiliency during life circumstances and stressors for service members. IOP provides a supportive environment while teaching life enrichment skills using evidence-based treatment.

 

IOP is designed to empower service members with resiliency skills for overcoming the challenges of a psychiatric diagnosis such as depression, bipolar, anxiety, or post-traumatic stress disorder. Service members start rebuilding their personal lives and mending important family ties without leaving home. They establish a foundation for long-term recovery support in their unit and local community, instead of waiting until they return from living away in a distant facility.

 

Treatment services are delivered primarily through group therapy, and service members continue to engage in individual therapy on a weekly basis with their behavioral health providers while in IOP. Groups generally do not exceed 10 to 15 service members.

 

The Behavioral Health IOP focuses on four primary areas: mindfulness skills, distress tolerance skills, emotional regulation skills, and interpersonal effectiveness skills. Everyone in IOP is also introduced to the following areas: pain management, sleep hygiene, yoga, and Bal-A-Vis X.

 

Child & Family Behavioral Health Services (CAFBHS)

Child & Family Behavioral Health Services is a comprehensive care delivery system that improves access and capacity for family member behavioral health care. CAFBHS bring personalized care with providers who specialize in a wide variety of cognitive-based therapies and other disciplines.

 

CAFBHS collaborates with Primary Care Medical Homes (PCMH), Fort Riley schools, and civilian communities to complement the integrated Behavioral Health services delivered at the PCMH.

 

Services provided by the CAFBHS team are couples counseling/marital therapy, individual therapy, family therapy, child psychological testing, education and therapeutic groups, Parent Child Interactive Therapy (PCIT), play therapy, medication management, emergency consultation, inpatient admission referrals, and network referrals as needed.

 

School Behavioral Health (SBH)

SBH provides comprehensive behavior health services to support military children and their families on Fort Riley schools. The program emphasizes a public health model, coordinating a continuum of care from prevention, through early intervention, to behavioral health treatment.

 

School Behavioral Health services are directed at improving academic achievement, maximizing wellness and resilience of Army children and families, and ultimately promoting optimal military readiness. The SBH program serves as both a referral source and entry point for the Primary Care Managers and the CAFBHS behavior health specialty provider team. The intent is to connect children, family members, and Soldiers to the right professional service.

 

SBH providers serve in most of the Fort Riley schools. Below are the schools that house at least one SBH provider weekly (when school is in session).

 

  • Seitz Elementary
  • Ware Elementary
  • Fort Riley Elementary
  • Fort Riley Middle School

 

School Behavioral Health services include individual therapy, family therapy, Parent Child Interactive Therapy (PCIT), collaboration/coordination with school staff regarding on-going care of the patient, educational and therapy groups, teacher and parent education, behavioral health evaluation and diagnosis, and communication with military medical services.

 

Family Advocacy Program (FAP)

The Family Advocacy Program's primary mission is to prevent intimate partner and child abuse, to encourage reporting of all instances of abuse, to ensure the prompt assessment and investigation of all abuse cases, to protect victims of abuse, and to treat all members of the family affected by or involved in abuse.

 

FAP offers a wide variety of education, therapy, and support groups to assist clients. Time frames for all groups will vary. These groups include the following: relationship management group, Choices for Change, PRISMS, and other treatment such as couples therapy, and child therapy and family therapy. Regardless of the therapy modality safety of the family is of primary concern.

 

Services are available to all active duty Soldiers, retirees, and family members. Beneficiaries of all ages may receive services. Clients may need to be referred to civilian providers through the TRICARE health system if their needs exceed allowable services and available resources.  Children aged 17 and under will always be seen when the presenting problem is a report involving domestic violence (abuse and/or neglect). Clinical professionals will see all other therapeutic concerns on a space-available basis.

 

Embedded Behavioral Health 1 (EBH1)

The 1st Brigade Embedded Behavioral Health Team (EBH1) at Fort Riley integrates behavioral health specialties in order to deliver outpatient behavioral healthcare to Soldiers in relative close proximity to their units and optimize the mission readiness for military operations.

 

EBH1 services include routine outpatient BH services, neuropsychology, health psychology, forensic evaluations, and a wide-range of military-specific evaluations. The EBH serves as the single point of entry for 1st Brigade Soldiers seeking behavioral healthcare services.

 

Embedded Behavioral Health 2 (EBH2)

The 2nd Brigade Embedded Behavioral Health Team (EBH2) at Fort Riley integrates behavioral health specialties in order to deliver outpatient behavioral healthcare to Soldiers in relative close proximity to their units and optimize the mission readiness for military operations.

 

EBH2 services include routine outpatient BH services, neuropsychology, health psychology, forensic evaluations, and a wide-range of military-specific evaluations. The EBH serves as the single point of entry for 2nd Brigade Soldiers seeking behavioral healthcare services.

 

Combat Aviation Brigade Embedded Behavioral Team

The CAB Embedded Behavioral Health Team (EBH) at Fort Riley integrates behavioral health specialties in order to deliver outpatient behavioral healthcare to Soldiers in proximity to their units and optimize the mission readiness for military operations.

 

CAB services include routine outpatient BH services, neuropsychology, health psychology, forensic evaluations, and a wide-range of military-specific evaluations.

 

The EBH serves as the single point of entry for CAB Soldiers seeking behavioral healthcare services. Each battalion is aligned to a specific provider, which provides leaders with a readily accessible subject matter expert.  Units supported by the CAB EBH is HHC, 1-1 ARB, F Co AVN, 2-1 GSAB, 3-1 AHB, 601 ASB, and 1-6 CAV.

 

Substance Use Disorder Clinical Care (SUDCC)

The SUDCC provides provide substance use disorder clinical care, including assessment, treatment, rehabilitation, aftercare, for service members and other beneficiaries within an integrated medical and behavioral health model to enhance health and readiness.

 

The program is part of a comprehensive plan to address the total behavioral health needs of the patient. Integrated care maximizes the opportunity for successful recovery and return to full readiness status.

 

Though a self-referral is the preferred method of referral for treatment there are five other referral methods for entry into the SUDCC program: investigation/apprehension, biochemical (+UA), command referral, medical referral (ER, Behavioral Health, etc.), and self-referral.

 

SUDCC providers are co-located within existing EBH and Multi-disciplinary Behavioral Health teams, ensuring Soldiers receive prompt collaborative care for substance abuse disorders as well as any co-occurring condition.

 

Inpatient Behavioral Health

The Inpatient Behavioral Health program focuses on acute, short-term crisis stabilization for individuals experiencing acute crises.  The program includes individualized treatment planning with a multi-disciplinary approach, and discharge planning with continuity of care in the Behavioral Health System of Care to include outpatient services and intensive outpatient programs.

 

We are committed to providing excellent, multi–tiered behavioral health services in a comfortable and safe therapeutic setting. The behavioral health care team consists of psychiatrists, social workers, psychology techs, and nursing staff that will work with patients to assist them in learning new coping strategies and enhanced life skills.

 

Our goal of patient centered care includes psychiatric assessment, medication management, and therapeutic interventions. Patients will receive individual and group interventions as outlined by their individualized treatment plans. Inpatient services are available for eligible Active Duty Service Members, retirees, and family members (beneficiaries) who are over the age of 18 and meet admission criteria.

 

Inpatient Behavioral Health is located on the 4th floor. Visiting hours are Monday - Friday, 5 - 7:30 pm; and weekends and federal holidays, 11 am - 1 pm and 5 - 7:30 pm.

 

Irwin Army Community Hospital Fort Riley, Kansas The "Big Red One" Hospital
Irwin Army Community Hospital