Mental Health

Location: 47th Medical Group, Building 375, 590 Mitchell Blvd, Laughlin AFB, TX 78843

Phone: (830) 298-6422


 
The 47 MDG Mental Health Flight is comprised of the Mental Health Clinic, the Family Advocacy Program, and the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment Program.

The Mental Health Clinic is open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The clinic is closed every third Wednesday of the month for training.

Mental Health Clinic: Common services received at the clinic are intervention and prevention for mental health issues related to pre-deployment, post-deployment, stress, anger, anxiety, depression, adjustment problems and relationship issues. Please call for any questions about eligibility or appropriateness of receiving services from the clinic.

Services provided include:
- Voluntary outpatient counseling for active duty members and their dependents

- Airsickness Management and Performance Enhancement sessions for student pilots
- Psychological testing/evaluation
- Special duty evaluations
- Pre/post deployment clearances

- General mental health consultation for commanders
- Commander-Directed Evaluation consultation
- Disaster Mental Health Response
- Unit outreach/prevention briefings

Mental Health Confidentiality:
"Confidentiality is essential to providing effective therapeutic care. While mental health professionals have an obligation to make notifications to commanders in specific situations, they will operate from a presumption of non-notification. Mental health professionals will presume that they are not to notify a member's commander when a member obtains mental health services."

Mental Health will only notify command in the following situations:
- Intent to harm self
- Intent to harm another
- Intent to harm mission
- Child or partner maltreatment
- Substance abuse
- Currently on PRP/PSP status
- Duty limiting conditions
- Threat to national security

Family Advocacy Program (FAP): The Family Advocacy Program is designed to identify, report, assess and treat family maltreatment by providing clinical intervention for victims, offenders and other family members.

Services provided include:

- Evaluation for suspected incidents of family maltreatment

- Clinical intervention for confirmed incidents of maltreatment

- Prevention outreach classes (e.g., Stress Management, Dads 101, Bundles for Babies)

- Family Advocacy Strengths Based Training (FAST)

- Individual, Couples and Family counseling (not documented in the medical record)

- New Parent Support Program (NPSP)

            - Coping with pregnancy, newborns and new parent stressors (from pregnancy up to age 3 of child)

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment (ADAPT): The ADAPT Program is designed to conduct substance abuse evaluations and provide outpatient substance abuse treatment.

Services provided include:
- Alcohol Brief Counseling for active duty
- Level 1.0 outpatient treatment for active duty
- Aftercare groups
- Outreach/prevention services
- Can be voluntary with minimal career impact
- Referrals for medical detoxification and rehabilitation at local civilian hospitals

(Current as of November 2017)