Fort Drum Presses for Off-Post Mental Health Care Options
by Gordon Block
Watertown Daily Times, Aug. 25, 2012
FORT DRUM — Citing an urgent need for additional mental-health treatment options at the post’s Guthrie Army Health Center, the Department of the Army and the Army’s Medical Command are soliciting civilian partners for an off-post Behavioral Health Satellite Clinic.
According to the solicitation, released Aug. 17, the clinic would provide outpatient treatment to the post’s approximately 19,000 active-duty service members, offering care such as screenings and crisis counseling, education programs for patients and family members, and medication management.
A post medical command spokesperson was not able to comment on the solicitation Friday.
The plans call for a contractor to lease clinic space, which would be ideally located within 10 to 20 minutes driving distance from the post’s 24-hour North Gate off of Route 11. The clinic will have a minimum of 10 offices, a conference room and a space for video teleconferences.
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