DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla., March 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The behavioral healthcare provider FHE Health has contracted with Tricare East, a health insurance program for uniformed service members, retirees, and their families, in order to help U.S. veterans and those in active duty access high-quality, personalized care for their mental health needs. The move stands to benefit active and retired members of the U.S. military who live on the East Coast. (Tricare East covers U.S. servicemen and women in the Eastern region of the United States.)
Whether it is addiction, PTSD or another mental or behavioral health condition, vets and current members of the U.S. military can now receive personalized treatment covered by insurance, in a program— "Shatterproof"—that FHE Health designed specifically for veterans and first responders. By employing evidence-based therapies, innovative medical services such as neurotherapy, and a comprehensive wellness program, the Shatterproof program addresses the symptoms of PTSD that may be at the root of a drug or alcohol problem or other mental health challenge. Ultimately, the goal of the program is to help patients overcome the trauma-related stressors that may be impeding their mental and physical health, so they can go on to fully recover.
Chief Compliance and Operations Officer Rami Sleiman, who helped to facilitate FHE Health's contract with TRICARE East, said FHE Health began the initiative to contract with Tricare in response to a shortage of comprehensive behavioral health resources for veterans. Currently, only half of returning vets with a mental health condition will receive the help they need, according to a widely accepted statistic, and a study in 2017 found that a lack of mental health services was contributing to alarmingly high suicide rates among vets.
"Our veterans are the lifeblood of our country," Sleiman said. "Their altruism provides us the freedom and security to pursue the American Dream. Yet, for all their efforts our veterans often return in need of support for their overall health and wellbeing and, to a lack of resources available to support their needs. That lack of adequate care does not show gratitude for the people who put themselves on the line daily for our freedoms. FHE Health wants to express that gratitude— and, thanks to our experience working with this population (through the Shatterproof program), we feel uniquely positioned to serve those in need."
About FHE Health:
FHE Health is a treatment provider that delivers quality, medically integrated, and personalized behavioral healthcare to patients from all walks of life and with a wide variety of needs. From its headquarters in Deerfield Beach, Florida, FHE Health serves patients locally and from around the country with specialized treatment programs for addictive disorders and other behavioral health diagnoses such as mood disorders, depression, anxiety and traumatic disorders.
Tricare is a health insurance provider offering comprehensive coverage—health and dental plans, prescriptions and special programs—to beneficiaries in the U.S. armed forces (active or retired) and their families. Tricare is managed by the Defense Health Agency under leadership of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs).
SOURCE FHE Health