Center for Change is a certified TRICARE® certified provider for the Residential (RTC) level of care and can treat active duty military, their family members, as well as eligible dependents of retirees, through age 20. Since we are a TRICARE® treatment center, we are able to accept TRICARE® for the Acute Inpatient level of care for Active Duty Service Members of any age with Command referral and authorization on a single case agreement basis.
If you, a client, or a loved one would like to pursue treatment at Center for Change, please follow these guidelines:
Process for active duty:
- Referral must come from the Commanding Officer
- Call Center for Change Admissions Department at 888-224-8250 or Fax 801-224-8301
- Schedule an assessment with Center for Change
Process for female dependents ages 13-20:
1. Contact TRICARE®
- West: 877.988.9378
- North: 877.874.2273
- South: 800.444.5445
- ISOS: 888.777.8343
2. Have an MD or Ph.D. complete the Tricare referral form for Residential Treatment:
- TRICARE® North Application for Professional
- Please note: Those applicants from the North Region will need to have BOTH the family and physician applications filled out.
3. Fax the completed TRICARE® referral forms to the number indicated on the bottom of the form
4. Call the Center for Change Admissions Department at 888-224-8250 to schedule an assessment
Basic Criteria for Admission:
- Adolescent and adult females
- Primary diagnosis of eating disorder
- Co-existing mental and emotional illness
- Dependents must be between 13-20 years of age
- Dependents must have weekly family therapy with referring professional, parents, client and Center for Change therapist, during treatment
Required Information from referral source:
- Release of Information
- Patient mental health and medical history-verbal or written
- Current medications
- Recent lab results
A military service member had this to say about her experience at the Center:
“I am both the wife of an active duty member as well as a senior field grade officer. My eating disorder had ruined my health, career, marriage, and emotional stability. CFC came alongside of me with an outstanding medical staff of doctors, psychiatrists, psychologists and specialists and helped me to heal.
They are an amazing group of people who show unconditional love and support. I left CFC empowered, responsible for my recovery, and with a sense of purpose. The Center for Change helped me reclaim my life.”
Care Designed Specifically for Military Service Members and Their Families
▪ Understanding of military culture: Center for Change staff have been trained in military culture and have experience working with military service members, families, and military personnel. We have a deep desire to deliver the very best care to our military, and care which meets the expectations and unique demands of military culture.
▪ Relationship with Command: We know that fitness for duty is of great importance, and that the relationship between patient, commanding officer, and the treatment team is critical. Frequent and thorough communication throughout the treatment process is a key component of care at Center for Change.
▪ Fitness and dietary: Eating disorder illnesses often include behaviors which diminish the health and welfare of the physical body, and the readiness, or “fitness for duty” of the military service member. At Center for Change we have developed ways to address treatment and healing goals, while at the same time addressing the individual fitness needs of both the military service member, and the requirements of the military unit.
▪ Treating military family members: We recognize and honor that “spouses and children serve too” and that they are greatly impacted by the deployments of their loved ones. At Center for Change we understand the unique treatment needs of military family members, and we provide the care and support needed to progress toward recovery.
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