Members of the military experience life-threatening scenarios, difficult choices, and traumatic events at a much higher rate than the general population. When they return home, it is important that we take care of their needs, including any residual mental or behavioral health problems that their service may have catalyzed.
Negative outcomes of military service include substance use disorder and mental illness. Deployment is often associated with smoking initiation, heavy drinking, drug use, traumatic events, and risky behaviors. Over time, these problems can worsen into diagnosable conditions. However, zero-tolerance policies and lack of confidentiality often prevent military personnel from seeking the help they need. After discharge, the numbers worsen. More than one in ten veterans have been diagnosed with a substance use disorder, and even more struggle with depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
TriWest provides health care and support to veterans and active military personnel seeking help for addiction and mental health concerns. Through a large network of providers, including Hope by the Sea, TriWest connects its members with meaningful services like psychotherapy, medication management, and a variety of different treatment settings.
What Does TriWest Cover?
Mental and behavioral health care services are covered by TriWest. Their programs will allow you to seek help from a network of proven providers, and may include…
Partial hospitalization programs
Substance use disorder treatment
Treatment for co-occurring disorders (depression, anxiety, etc.)
Founded in 1996, TriWest Healthcare Alliance is the only company of its kind. Its goal is to serve the health care needs of military servicemembers and veterans. For 17 years, TriWest administered the Department of Defense TRICARE program. Today, they offer access to quality provider networks and outstanding customer service through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Community Care Network Region 4 and 5 contracts.
Many servicemen and women may wonder why they have begun receiving authorizations from TriWest. The VA has contracted with TriWest to administer their Community Care programs, which includes the PC3 program. This means that TriWest’s team builds a network, generates authorization letters, and pays claims on behalf of the VA for these programs. TRICARE, the VA, Medicare, Medicaid, and TriWest are all separate entities. Contact Hope by the Sea for help navigating the insurance verification process.
The medical providers in TriWest’s network strive to continually support the veteran and military communities. TriWest has received numerous awards, from the Congressional Medal of Honor Society Patriot Award to the URAC Best Practice Award for National Guard Embedded Provider Program.
Your Local TriWest Addiction Treatment Provider
At Hope by the Sea, we believe that members of the military have put their lives on the line for us – now it is our turn to help them. We partner with TRICARE and TriWest to ensure that veterans and active duty personnel have access to affordable, outstanding addiction treatment. Our comprehensive approach includes everything from detox to aftercare, ensuring that our team is with you every step of the way. For more information about TriWest, contact Hope by the Sea today.