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Health Services

Mental Health 

Everyone reacts to stress and traumatic experiences differently.  While some have reactions that can be seen as normal responses to life events, others may experience signs or symptoms of more serious conditions.

Mental health and substance use conditions can affect anyone; you are not alone. The Military Health System has many resources available to help those who need it. 

If you or someone you know needs support now, call 988 or chat at 988Lifeline.org. 988 connects you with a trained crisis counselor who can help.  

U.S. Naval Hospital Guam Mental Health and Substance Misuse Services

Our facility offers the following mental health and substance misuse services:

Adult Psychiatry

USNH Guam Mental Health Clinic offers medication management and supportive therapy by psychiatrists, and physicians with specialty training in mental health to active duty service members. Mental health issues can cause significant impairment at work, school, or home. Medications may improve mental health symptoms and reduce impairment. Talk to your medical officer or mental health provider to determine if a referral to psychiatry may be helpful.

Child Psychiatry

USNH Guam Mental Health Clinic offers pediatric medication management and supportive child and family therapy by our fellowship-trained child and adolescent psychiatrist. Children with emotional or behavioral disturbances causing dysfunction at home or in school may benefit from an evaluation if primary care treatment is insufficient. Please speak with your medical officer to see if a referral would be helpful.

Psychotherapy

USNH Guam Mental Health Clinic offers individual and group psychotherapy for active duty service members and adult dependents. Psychotherapy can be helpful in treating mental health problems, work/life stressors, and providing crisis intervention. USNH Guam Mental Health Clinic treats disorders such as anxiety, mood disorders, and personality disorders. Active duty patients may self-refer; dependents require a medical officer referral.

Walk-in Clinic

The Mental Health Walk-in Clinic provides crisis intervention to active duty service members experiencing acute issues. Patients can self-refer or may also be escorted by their command. Patients will be evaluated for safety and receive appropriate follow-up care. The clinic is available Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Program 

SARP provides service members with substance misuse screening, treatment, continuing care and referral for active duty service members. Alcohol and drug misuse is often associated with distress and often linked to a wide array of other problems that degrade mission effectiveness and personal quality of life. Referrals are accepted through the Command DAPA or self-referral.

Psychotherapy Groups

Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Group

In the DBT skills group, you can learn skills to help better regulate your emotions, ride intense emotional urges, improve your relationships, and become more centered. Mental Health Provider referrals for active duty and adult dependents are held Mondays, 1 - 2:30 p.m.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy-Depression aims to support acceptance of internal events (thoughts, emotions, sensations, images, and memories) while implementing strategies to participate in value-based activities. The focus is to help you live your best life regardless of the experiences you’ve had. Mental Health Provider or Medical Officer referral for active duty and adult dependents, are held Tuesdays, 9 - 10:30 a.m. (dependents) and 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. (service members).

Brief Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia

BBTI is effective at reducing symptoms of insomnia, such as sleep onset, wake after sleep onset, and sleep efficiency. BBTI is a psychological treatment that utilizes stimulus control, sleep restriction, relaxation training, and education about healthy sleep practices. Self-referral for active duty service members and adult dependents, Tuesdays, 1 - 2:30 p.m.

Values-Based Treatment Group

According to a behavioral activation approach, one way to living a purposeful/depression-free life is to develop healthier patterns of behavior where each day contains important and enjoyable activities that help you feel fulfilled. This group is for anyone interested in targeting realistic changes as a method for improving thoughts, feelings, and overall quality of life. Mental Health Provider referral for active duty and adult dependents, Wednesdays, 8 - 9 a.m.; must be actively receiving mental health care.

Mindful-Based Stress Reduction

MBSR focuses on learning through practice and studying how your body handles (and can resolve) stress naturally with a blend of meditation, body awareness, and mindful movement. Through this MBSR course, you will learn skills that can increase your ability to cope with stress, pain, and the challenges of everyday life; deal with distressing events with composure; and be fully present and alive in this moment. Self-referral for active duty and adult dependents, Wednesdays, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Cognitive Processing Therapy

In Cognitive Processing Therapy group, you will learn tools to process past traumatic events and rebuild your trust, sense of safety, esteem, and sense of control with yourself and others. Mental Health Provider referral for active duty, Wednesdays, 1 - 2:30 p.m.

Solution-Focused Therapy Group

“Moving Forward" aims at teaching useful and practical problem-solving skills. Additionally, patients will gain skills in setting reasonable goals, be creative in coming up with good solutions, make better decisions, and know what steps to take when things are not going well. Mental Health Provider or Medical Officer referral for active duty and adult dependents, Thursdays, 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

Processing Group

Are you transitioning out of the military? Do you need help with your relationship? Are you stressed at work? A Process Therapy Group offers peer and provider support on a number of topics and issues. This group is for anyone who would benefit from a safe space to further address concerns in any area of their lives. Medical Officer or self-referral for active duty and adult dependents, Thursdays, 9:30 - 11:00; must be actively receiving mental health care.

Mind Over Mood

This is a Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) treatment group for anxiety and depression. You will learn strategies to manage your emotions in healthier ways so you can get “unstuck” and start living a healthier life. Mental Health Provider or Medical Officer referral for active duty and adult dependents, Thursdays, 1 - 2:30 p.m.

What TRICARE Covers

TRICARE covers medically and psychologically necessary mental health and substance use care. This includes both inpatient and outpatient care.
Getting Mental Health Care
See a Complete List of Covered Services

Contact Us

Phone

Central Appointment Line
671-344-9222

Mental Health Front Desk
671-344-9401
671-344-9424

Command Chaplain
671-488-0824

USNH Chaplain Services
671-366-6139

USN Fleet and Family Support Center
671-333-2056

Nurse Advice Line
1-800-TRICARE, Option 1

Hours 

Monday -  Friday
7:30 a.m. - 4p.m.
Walk-in Clinic
7:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Closed weekends, federal holidays, and training days

Location

Building 50
Farenholt Avenue
Agana Heights, GU 96910

Mental Health Resources

Military Crisis Line

Call 988 and press 1
Text 838255

Military OneSource

Call 1-800-342-9647

Rape Crisis Intervention

Call 671-647-0250

DoD Safe Hotline

Call 877-995-5247

InTransition Program

Call 1-800-424-7877

Email
Live Chat

Psychological Health Resource Center | 24/7

Call: 1-866-966-1020

Related Links

TRICARE | Mental Health Care
Health.mil | Mental Health is Health Care
Psychological Health Center of Excellence
National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
National Institue of Mental Health
National Sexual Violence Resource Center
 
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