Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder
Everyone reacts to stress and traumatic experiences differently. While some have reactions that can be seen as normal responses to life events, others may experience signs or symptoms of more serious conditions.
Mental health and substance misuse conditions can affect anyone; you are not alone
. The Military Health System has many resources available to help those who need it.
If you or someone you know needs support now, call or text 988 or chat at 988Lifeline.org. 988 connects you with a trained crisis counselor who can help.
NMRTC Bremerton Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
NMRTC Bremerton Mental Health Clinic is a multi-disciplinary department comprised of psychiatrists, psychologists, psychiatric nurse practitioners, licensed clinical social workers, behavioral health technicians, trainees, as well as other ancillary and support staff dedicated to providing the finest mental health treatment to service members and beneficiaries.
NMRTC Bremerton Mental Health Clinic provides a full range of mental health services to include individual and group psychotherapy and psychopharmacology therapy for active-duty service members.
Any active duty or beneficiary can initiate a referral to mental health care through their Primary Care Manager.
Clinic hours are Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; the clinic is closed on weekends and federal holidays.
To provide you with the best service, please note the following:
Please arrive at your initial appointment 30 minutes before your appointment time. We will provide information regarding privacy and confidentiality, and request that you complete questionnaires which allow us to learn about your background and presenting concerns
If you have questions, or need to cancel or reschedule an appointment, please call 360-475-4219.
For emergencies, such as risk of harm to self or others, suicidal ideation, homicidal ideation, hallucinations (seeing or hearing what others do not see or hear), or inability to care for oneself or complete daily activities (for example, eating, sleeping, hygiene), please seek Emergency Care.
Mental Health Roadmap
What TRICARE Covers
TRICARE covers medically and psychologically necessary mental health and substance use care. This includes both inpatient and outpatient care.
Getting Mental Health Care: https://www.tricare.mil/CoveredServices/Mental/GettingMHCare
See a Complete List of Covered Services: https://www.tricare.mil/CoveredServices/Mental/Treatments
Last updated: 19 APR 2023
Military Health System Programs and Resources
provides comprehensive information, resources and assistance for every aspect of military life as well as access to confidential Military Family Life Counselors in your community. Military OneSource also provides resources so you can manage stress and access benefits and tools to help you stay strong in body and mind. This page provides access to self-care mobile applications
developed by DOD, VA, and other partners. All mobile applications are free and for iOS and/or Android devices. Visit www.militaryonesource.mil
or call 1-800-342-9647.
The inTransition Program
is a free, confidential program that provides specialized coaching and assistance for service members, National Guard members, reservists, veterans, and retirees
who need access to mental health care during a transition period (i.e., relocation, return from deployment, transitioning out of active duty), or any other time they need a new mental health provider, or need a provider for the first time. Visit www.health.mil/inTransition
or call 1-800-424-7877.
Real Warriors Campaign
The Real Warriors Campaign
aims to break down the stigma associated with mental health care and encourages service members to reach out for help when they need it. Find articles with support resources, along with video profiles featuring service members and veterans.
Military Crisis Line
Call, text, or chat with the Military Crisis Line
which provides free support for all service members, including members of the National Guard and Reserve, and all veterans, even if they are not registered with the Department of Veterans Affairs or enrolled in VA health care.
- Call: 988 and press 1
- Text: 838255
- Click below to Chat