Mental Health

66th Medical Squadron Mental Health Flight

The 66th Medical Squadron Mental Health Flight is comprised of the Mental Health Clinic, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment Program (ADAPT) and the Family Advocacy Program.

The Mental Health Clinic is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. except Tuesdays, but closed the first Friday of each month for readiness training. On Tuesdays the clinic is opened from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The Mental Health Clinic is located at Building 1900, 90 Vandenberg Dr. The Mental Health Clinic has a separate entrance that is located on the front corner of the west side of the building.

Phone Numbers:
Mental Health Clinic:     781-225-6392 or by DSN at 845-6392
ADAPT:                         781-225-6392 or by DSN at 845-6392
FAP:                              781-225-6385 or by DSN at 845- 6385

Mental Health Clinic: The Mental Health Clinic serves active duty Air Force, Army, Marine Corps and Navy (and other active duty components) who are eligible to receive treatment from the 66 MDS. 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. Contact the front desk at 781-225-6392 for any questions about eligibility or appropriateness of receiving services from the clinic.

Services provided include:
- Mental Health consultation for commanders
- Command Directed Evaluation consultation
- General mental health consultation
- Traumatic Stress Response
- Unit outreach/prevention briefings

Mental Health Clinic
- Voluntary outpatient counseling for active duty
- Psychological testing/evaluation
- Special duty evaluations
- Pre/post deployment clearances

Mental Health Confidentiality: IAW AFI 44-172:
"Confidentiality is essential to providing effective mental 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."

- We will only notify command in the following situations:
- Intent to harm self
- Intent to harm another
- Intent to harm mission
- Child/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. Programs within Family Advocacy include:

- Family maltreatment evaluation and intervention
- Evaluation for suspected incidents of family maltreatment
- Family Advocacy Safety Education Seminar (FASES) - a one-time class that provides basic information about dynamics of family maltreatment.
- Domestic Violence Intervention Program (DVIP) - An 11-week program that provides information about dynamics of family/domestic maltreatment (includes components of safety planning, anger management, all forms of family maltreatment, and more).
- Individual counseling for victims and offenders of Domestic Violence

Prevention Services
(Not documented in your medical record)
-Family Advocacy Strengths Based Training (FAST): Individual, Couples, and Family counseling

Classes
- Parenting
- DADs 101 - For expecting/new fathers, information about being a new Dad from other trained dads
- Parenting with Love and Logic – Raising responsible children
- Active Parenting for Teens - Learning skills needed to prepare adolescents for responsible adulthood through sensible and effective parenting

Relationships
- LINKS (Couples) - Lasting Intimacy Through Nurturing, Knowledge and Skills
- PICK (Singles) - Premarital Interpersonal Choices and Knowledge

Outreach
- Awareness Month Activities - Family Appreciation Day, Family Learning Series, Silent Witness Project, Empty Setting at the Table Exhibit, and Trunk or Treat.-Trainings to sister services and other community based agencies about the Air Force's response to family/domestic maltreatment.

Resource Connection
-Breast Pump Loan Program-a loan program providing free, hospital grade breast pumps to families in need
-Coordinated services and support for sister services by way of the Massachusetts Family Advocacy Program Committee (MAFAC) and as well as other committees
-Connections to local domestic violence agencies (DVSN, REACH, Jane Doe Inc, RESPOND, HAWC) to provide emergency shelter and lawyer for a day resources for qualified victims of family/domestic maltreatment
-Referrals for community-based counseling (A Member of the DVSN Police Chiefs Council)
-Collect old cell phones on behalf of DVSN for victims of Domestic Violence to use as 911 only Emergency Phones

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

(Updated October 2016)