Mental Health and Substance Abuse
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 use 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.
Naval Hospital Pensacola Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
Our facility offers the following mental health and substance abuse services:
- Outpatient Mental Health @ Naval Hospital Pensacola
- Outpatient Mental Health @ Naval Air Station Pensacola
- Outpatient Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Program (SARP) @ Naval Air Station Pensacola
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
Military Health System Programs and Resources
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
Military OneSource 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.