DiLorenzo Pentagon Health Clinic Adult Behavioral Health
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 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.
Adult Behavioral Health (ABH) offers Individual Adult Therapy and Psychiatric Medication Management services.
Active Duty Service Members registered for care at the DiLorenzo Pentagon Health Clinic are eligible for Individual services.
What TRICARE Covers
TRICARE covers medically and psychologically necessary mental health care. This includes both inpatient and outpatient care.
For more information about TRICARE’s mental health coverage, visit: https://tricare.mil/CoveredServices/Mental
The first appointment will last approximately 2 hours. During the first 30 minutes, you will complete necessary medical forms. During the remaining time, a Behavioral Health clinician will meet with you to discuss your concerns and develop a treatment plan.
Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time to complete necessary paperwork. Please call us if you expect to arrive late for your session. Late arrivals may be required to reschedule.
If you need to cancel or reschedule an appointment, please let us know as soon as possible so that we may offer the appointment time to another patient. ABH clinicians are often heavily booked, so calling as soon as possible also maximizes the options available to you for rescheduling.
Prescriptions are refilled during your psychiatric appointment. However, if you need a refill sooner, contact the office where you receive psychiatric care. We will attempt to process your refill request within 3 business days. Please have the following information available when you call:
- Full name
- Complete social security and DOD ID number
- Telephone contact number
- Name of medication
- Medication dose (i.e., milligrams per tablet)
- Frequency of use (i.e., number of tablets taken at one time, and how many times per day)
- Location of pharmacy where you will pick up the medication
Request for Behavioral Health Records
All requests for copies of medical records are now fulfilled in electronic format through the PAD office, Room 122, 703-692-8784. Since Behavioral Health records are particularly sensitive, they are not included in a general medical records request. A separate Behavioral Health specific form is also required and must be signed by your Behavioral Health providers. This supplemental form is available through the PAD office, or your ABH location.
ABH does not use email to communicate with patients. Please contact us by phone or in person.
To reach a Military and Life Family Counselor, please call 571-395-0408 or 571-395-0514.