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Department of Behavioral Health




Department of Behavioral Health

Telephone: 706-544-3590

Location: 4th Floor, Martin Army Community Hospital

Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday

This department includes Outpatient Mental Health Service, Inpatient Psychiatry, Social Work Service, and Army Substance Abuse Program.

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Outpatient Mental Health Service (OMHS)

Telephone: 706-544-3590

Location: 4th Floor MACH

Hours: Appointments 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Emergency Walk-ins 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday.

OMHS provides mental health services to all eligible beneficiaries. Assistance is available for crisis intervention, anger control, stress management, anxiety and depression. Services include individual, group and family therapy, as well as school consultation and parent education. Command consultation and evaluation is provided for active duty military members. Medication management is also provided. OMHS at Sand Hill provides mental health services to the training population at Fort Benning, Georgia.

The following links will guide you to several helpful forms and resources.

The Behavioral Health Screening Checklist is a self-administered tool to assist people in determining whether they are in need of assistance from mental health services. It also offers guidance on how to seek assistance. The DOD Directive 6490.1 is the directive that governs mental health evaluations of service members in the Armed Forces. It gives guidance to command and health care providers on the procedures to conduct mental health evaluations on military personel. The DOD Directive 6490.1 Instructions are a helpful summary of the directive itself. We have also included a DOD Directive 6490.1 slideshow that can also be useful in understanding the responsibilites and duties of command in referring soldiers to a mental health clinic for an evaluation. The FB40 form is the form used by command to request mental status evaluations. The Unit Watch Guidelines include the letterhead Commanders need when placing a soldier who is considered a danger to self or others on unit watch. Commanders can print copies from this link to use as needed. The DA Pam 600-22 is the USAIC Suicide Prevention Planning Guide. Finally, the Fort Benning Referral Resource list is a listing of mental health resources located at Fort Benning, Georgia.

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Inpatient Psychiatry

Telephone: 706-544-1179/4957

Location: 4th Floor, MACH

Inpatient Psychiatry provides a safe therapeutic environment for patients requiring more intensive treatment and monitoring.

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ASAP (Army Substance Abuse Program)

Telephone: 706-545-8362

Location: Building 324 (next to the Infantry Museum)

Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday

ASAP offers services for alcohol and drug abuse problems. Active-duty, retirees, Department of Defense civilian employees and their adult family members are eligible for services. Education is provided as well as group and individual counseling.

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Social Work Service

Telephone: 706-545-1661

Location: Building 2625 in Soldier's Plaza

Hours: 8:00 - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday

Social Work Service offers a wide range of services to the families of Ft. Benning. These services include Discharge Planning, Deployment Cycle Clinic, the Family Advocacy Program, marital/ family counseling, education and community awareness programs.

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Hospital Operator: 706-544-2041/2042

For more information on Behavioral Health, contact the National Institute of Mental Health. External Link, Opens in New Window




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