Mental Health

Alcohol Drug and Prevention Treatment (ADAPT)

Special Needs Identification and Assignment Coordination (SNIAC)

Family Member Relocation Clearance (FMRC)

These clinics are co-located within the Community Center: Bldg 5136, Community Center Drive, NE side of the building near the Pharmacy. Contact information is as follows:

Outpatient Mental Health Clinic, ADAPT, SNIAC/FMRC
Phone: (719) 333-5177/5178
Fax: (719) 333-6900

Mailing Address:
5136 Community Center Drive
USAF Academy, CO 80840

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 0730-1630
Closed on all Federal Holidays as well as 10 ABW Down Days. Please check the local news stations for weather updates and base closures during inclement weather. Patient appointments will be cancelled during delay and closure periods.

      How to Make an Appointment:

To make an appointment with the Mental Health Clinic, ADAPT or SNIAC, call (719) 333-5177/78 between our duty hours of 07:30–16:30. Walk–ins are accepted based on provider availability. Emergency situations such as individuals exhibiting suicidal behavior should be taken to the nearest Emergency Room and/or calling 911.

A referral is not needed for an appointment within the AF Academy’s Mental Health Clinic for eligible beneficiaries (Active Duty, Family Members and Retirees). Family members of active duty and retirees have a choice to be seen by either an AF Academy Mental Health Clinic provider or a provider within the TRIWEST network. TRIWEST offers psychiatry, psychology, social work, for most mental health concerns without prior authorization for up to eight sessions. It is important to check with a Tricare representative prior to booking a mental health appointment in the civilian community to insure the appointment will be covered by Tricare, and to enquire as to the potential for a co-pay. (1-888-874-9378)

      What do I do in an emergency?

If on base or after hours contact the Acute Care Clinic at 333-5000 and a Mental Health on call Provider will be notified. If there is a life threat emergency or concern for suicide, please contact Security Forces and go to the nearest emergency room.

      Be A LIFESAVER!!!
      Suicide and Violence Help

Warning Signs; when someone you know:
  • Threatens suicide or violence
  • Talks about wanting to die or hurt someone else
  • Shows changes in behavior, appearance, and mood (e.g., stops caring for self/showering/grooming)
  • Misuses drugs/alcohol
  • Deliberately injures themselves
  • Gives away possessions
  • Appears depressed, sad, anxious, or agitated; talks about being hopeless
How you can help:
  • ASK if they are suicidal or homicidal
  • Stay calm and listen
  • Take threats seriously
  • Don’t promise secrecy – TELL an appropriate person, chain of command, other
Get help by calling:
Mental Health Clinic – 333-5177/78
Chaplain – 333-3300
Airman & Family Readiness – 333-3444
ADAPT Program – 333-5177/78
Family Advocacy – 333-5270
Peak Performance Center – 333-2107
Employee Assistance Program – 333-4364
Military and Family Life Consultants – 358-1468
Suicide Hotlines

      What is our mission?

To provide comprehensive Prevention, Education, Assessments, Evaluations and Counseling Services to ensure a fit and ready force as well as a healthy community.

      What services do we provide?

The Mental Health Flight has three main areas of focus: Alcohol Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment Program, Outpatient Mental Health Clinic (MHC), Special Needs Identification and Assignment Coordination (SNIAC)/Family Member Relocation Clearance Program (FMRC).

The Mental Health Clinic is comprised of the following disciplines: psychiatry, psychology, social work, Mental Health nurse Practitioner disciplines as well as certified alcohol and drug abuse counselors.

Mental Health Clinic provides comprehensive mental health care through medication management, and individual counseling for a variety of mental health concerns. Marital couple’s therapy is also provided.

ADAPT provides education, prevention, outreach, assessment and treatment for the Air Force Academy community. Services provided within ADAPT is comprised of detailed substance abuse assessment, alcohol brief counseling, individual counseling, aftercare services, as well as referrals to outside agencies for outpatient care, inpatient care or detoxification.

The SNIAC (Special Needs Identification and Assignment Coordination) Family Member relocation process is specifically designed to: ensure service availability for family members of active duty military in the event of a PCS. It assists the family when a medical or special education condition exists and services are not available at the current or projected location. Family Member Relocation Clearanceprovides families that are PCSing medical and educational clearances for stateside and overseas assignments. If you are PCSing within the next 6 months these clearances are mandatory and you must call for an appointment. (719-333-5177)

      How can I receive more information? Important links:

These websites include information on various Mental Health topics and include anonymous screenings and other basic information regarding emotional/behavioral health.

TriWest Behavioral Health:

Dept of Veterans Affairs, Mental Health:

National Institute of Mental Health:

U.S. Air Force Academy, USAFA, CO 80840, (719) 333-1110 DSN: 333-1110, 30 Aug 14
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