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 when it is open 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Mental health Clinic is closed during any scheduled MDS closure (i.e., holidays, AFMC family days and training days).

The Mental Health Clinic is located in 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 DSN at 845-6392
ADAPT:                         781-225-6392 or DSN at 845-6392
FAP:                              781-225-6385 or DSN at 845-6385

Mental Health Clinic: The Mental Health Clinic serves active duty Air Force, Army, Marine Corps and Navy who are eligible to receive treatment from the 66th Medical Squadron. 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.

Call the front desk at 781-225-6392 for 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
- Disaster Mental Health response
- Unit outreach/prevention briefings

Mental Health treatment for individuals:
- 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 others
- Potential harm to mission
- Child/partner maltreatment
- Substance abuse concerns
- Currently on a special duty 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.
- Individual counseling for victims and offenders of Domestic Violence

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

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) 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 related evaluations and provide the necessary education and/or treatment.

Services provided include:
- Alcohol Brief Counseling for active duty
- Level 1.0 outpatient treatment for active duty
- Aftercare groups
- Outreach/prevention services
- Referrals to higher levels of care, as needed

(Updated May 2018)