Mental (Behavioral) Health & Substance Use
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.
Kirk Mental Health and Substance Use Services
Our facility offers the following mental health and substance use services:
- Behavioral Health Care
- Family Advocacy Program
- Substance Use Disorder Clinical Care
Behavioral Health Care
BHCS offers a variety of counseling services, crisis intervention and referral assistance to Active Duty Service Members, family members and military retirees. Additionally, crisis intervention and referral services are available to the entire APG Community. Treatment is provided through a multidisciplinary team approach consisting of supervised behavioral health paraprofessionals, clinical social workers, and psychologists. Psychiatric treatment is provided via Video Tele-Conferencing.
Family Advocacy Program
FAP provides services to troops and family members experiencing domestic abuse and child abuse through prevention efforts, early identification and intervention, support for victims and treatment for abusers. FAP provides a wide range of services geared toward the specific needs of the families they work with. FAP staff work with military command, law enforcement personnel, medical staff Army Community Service (ACS) personnel and chaplains as well as civilian agencies to provide troops and families with the services they need to develop healthier relationships within the home.
Substance Use Disorder Clinical Care
Substance Use Disorder Clinical Care (formerly ASAP) provides clinical treatment for a variety of substance use disorders. It is geared to the active duty population, however, referral services are available to family members, retirees and the APG community. APG employees may also seek services through the Employee Assistance Program (410) 278-5319.
These services may be accessed by calling the Army Substance Abuse Program office at 410-278-1716, the ADCO at 410-278-5319 or the Health Net Behavioral Health Northeast Region 1-877-TRI-CARE (874-2273)
Behavioral Health Emergencies
After normal duty hours, weekends and holidays go immediately to the nearest Emergency Room or call 911. Kirk U.S. Army Health Clinic does NOT have an Emergency Room.
If you or someone you know is feeling suicidal, during duty hours (Mon-Fri, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.), please contact Behavioral Health immediately at 410-278-1715 or call 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988.
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
See a Complete List of Covered Services
NCR Market Mental Health Services Guide