For Active Military & Veterans
TRICARE, VA Mission ACT, and other in-network options
A Trusted Partner, An Approved Provider
Active-duty military and veterans share a unique set of experiences, and we are proud to help serve the healthcare needs of this population. No matter the branch or rank, we can work with you to determine eligibility and benefits through TRICARE or the VA MISSION Act that can be utilized for treatment at The Meadows.
Issues we address:
- Drug addiction
- Alcohol addiction
- Military sexual trauma
The Meadows and TRICARE: Trusted Partners
The Meadows is privileged to be a TRICARE Provider of behavioral health and substance abuse inpatient services to active-duty military members, veterans, and their dependents of the TRICARE West Region.
The Meadows has been selected to be part of the HealthNet Federal Services (HNFS) for the TRICARE Program. HNFS is the contractor for TRICARE’s West Region. As a TRICARE Provider, The Meadows is honored to provide behavioral health and substance abuse inpatient services with an emphasis on trauma, PTSD, and addictive disease disorders to active-duty and retired military and their dependents in the TRICARE West Region. The Meadows has a long history of working with TRICARE beneficiaries as a contracted provider.
Using the VA MISSION Act to Get the Help You Need
Thanks to the VA MISSION Act, veterans who live more than 40 miles from a VA facility or who can’t get an appointment within 30 days are able to seek treatment from an external provider. To be eligible for this benefit, you must be enrolled in the VA healthcare system and have received care from Veterans’ Affairs (either in a VA facility or a community provider) within the past 24 months. To check eligibility, contact your local VA medical facility or call 1-833-4VETNOW (1-833-483-8669).VA Website
Beautiful Location, Easily Accessible
Added: Just 90 minutes from Phoenix, The Meadows is conveniently located to serve Arizona residents and the entire 21-state, western region of the TRICARE West Region service area. The Meadows is considered one of America’s leading centers for the treatment of trauma and addiction. Our breathtaking 14-acre campus inspires healing and recovery while ensuring an atmosphere of peace and serenity.
Veterans, Substance Use & Mental Health
It’s only natural that veterans experience a period of readjustment as they leave the military and reintegrate into life with family, friends, and their community. Many of these issues may even begin to surface while still in active duty. A number of environmental stressors specific to military personnel have been linked to increased risk of substance use disorders (SUDs).
- More than one in 10 veterans have been diagnosed with a substance use disorder, slightly higher than the general population.
- Reported rates of illicit drug use increase when active-duty personnel leave military service.
- Many veterans have unique issues related to pain management, with two-thirds reporting they experience pain.
- 65% of veterans who enter a treatment program report alcohol as the substance they most frequently misuse, almost double that of the general population.
- Veterans with SUDS commonly meet the criteria for co-occurring mental health disorders such as PTSD, depression, and anxiety.
- Those who have experienced trauma or were hospitalized or injured during combat are at risk for increased drinking or drug use.
- Veterans with SUDs are 3-4 times more likely to receive a PTSD or depression diagnosis.
Source: DrugAbuse.gov, “Substance Use and Military Life Drug Facts”
From the Blog: How Vets Can Get Addiction Treatment with TRICARE
Many veterans have TRICARE insurance, but they may not know that it will cover their stay at a residential or outpatient program for addiction treatment. Selected as part of the HealthNet Federal Services (HNFS) for their TRICARE program, The Meadows provides behavioral health and substance abuse inpatient services with an emphasis on trauma, PTSD, and addictive disease disorders to active duty and retired military and their dependents.Read More
From the Blog: What the MISSION Act Means for Veterans
While the VA offers a wide range of healthcare options to veterans, there are still situations where they may be unable to provide what you need in a timely or convenient manner. Fortunately, the 2018 VA MISSION Act was implemented to ensure that veterans get the healthcare they need from outside providers if VA facilities are not able to supply it.Read More
Our Admissions team is here to help 24 hours a day and is experienced in assisting others with compassion, dignity, and respect — hallmark values of The Meadows for more than 45 years. The Meadows’ Admissions Specialists are here to help you on your way to a healthier and more productive lifestyle. When you call, they will lead you through a series of questions to determine if The Meadows is a good fit, and how soon your treatment can begin. If you are interested in The Meadows for yourself or a loved one, call or fill out an admissions form today!