Frequently Asked Questions
Veterans and Family Members
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- The Military Family Clinic provides services for post 9/11 veterans and anyone who has served in the United States Armed Forces including the National Guard and Reserves, regardless of discharge status, role while in uniform, or combat experience.
- We serve the families of veterans, active duty service members, National Guardsman and Reservists including spouse or partner, children, parents, siblings, family caregivers and others.
- At this time, we are not able to provide services to active duty service members. However, we are able to work with family members of active duty service members and with current members of the National Guard and Reserves.
- The Military Family Clinic is low or no cost to veterans and their families. All veterans and their families are eligible for care, regardless of insurance or ability to pay.
- No insurance is required. All veterans and their families are eligible for care, regardless of insurance. In the future, certain insurances may be accepted.
- All client information is confidential and is collected, protected, and stored according to standards set by federal law.
- Our team will ensure that confidential information will not be shared with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs or other public, private, or government entities, unless required by law or requested by the client.
- We assist clients with a variety of mental health issues including post-traumatic stress, depression, anxiety, adjustment issues, anger, grief and loss, family issues, transition challenges, relationship problems, children's behavioral problems, substance use, and other concerns.
- The Military Family Clinic provides short- and medium- term outpatient behavioral health care and we are not intended to be long-term care providers.
- While we do not provide long-term treatment, we assist clients in connecting with longer term care as needed.
- Getting connected: Each new client completes the intake process. The first step is an initial screening that can take place via telephone or in person. This screening includes general demographic information, reason for seeking treatment, and other questions related to a client's needs. This information helps our intake coordinator to identify the best clinician based on the client's unique needs and preferences.
- Initial assessment: The next step is a one to two session assessment with a clinician, where clients discuss problems that they are having and share background information, based on their comfort. The assessment process helps us better work with you to create a personalized treatment plan in order to meet your identified needs. Treatment: Each individual's treatment plan varies and can include the following components: •Therapy: Our skilled clinicians provide evidence-based treatments such as cognitive processing therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, problem solving therapy, integrative behavioral couples therapy, prolonged exposure therapy, and more.
- Case Management: Case managers offer connections to additional support for assistance with issues like food banks, unemployment, benefits, housing, finances, and education.
- Medication Management: Our in house psychiatrist is available to work with adult clients who are interested in understanding more about evidence-based medication treatment options.
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- Yes. The Military Family Clinic has an adult psychiatrist on staff as an option for clients. However, clients do not need to see a psychiatrist as part of their care.
- We are working to establish partnerships with child psychiatry. Child clients are currently referred to outside providers for medication management.
- Our team will follow up with you every few months for the first year to make sure you are still doing well and to help you connect with any additional resources you may need. You are always welcome to reach out to us at any time. We are dedicated to ensuring that our veterans and families stay well!
- At this time, treatment is only offered onsite at the Military Family Clinic at 3505 Village Drive, Fayetteville, NC 28304. We are currently exploring opportunities to provide telemental health services for veterans and military families residing in the State of North Carolina.
- Yes. The Military Family Clinic is able to offer transportation assistance to clients in need. Our intake coordinator can discuss options with you based on your specific needs and circumstances.
- The Cohen Veterans Network enjoys a complementary relationship with government agencies, although it receives no funding from the VA or the DoD. The Cohen Veterans Network does not share any confidential patient information with the VA or DoD, unless required by law or requested by the client.
- We are working to establish a process to accept donations. Please check back in the coming weeks if you would like to make a contribution. We sincerely appreciate your interest in our mission and ask that you join us in raising awareness about the Military Family Clinic. Please help us to spread the word on Facebook and Twitter, and let your loved ones know about the services that we provide for veterans and military families.
- Contact us if you have a question about the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Cape Fear Valley, the Cohen Veterans Network, or behavioral health care for veterans and/or their families that we have not answered in our frequently asked questions.