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Mental Health Provider

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A medical provider who is licensed, credentialed, and experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of mental health conditions and is privileged at a Military Treatment Facility (in the direct care system). Private care sector civilian TRICARE authorized mental health providers may be involved in a specific active duty service member’s care. These providers are credentialed through the managed care support contractors.

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DODI 1300.28: In-Service Transition for Transgender Service Members

Last Updated: September 14, 2022
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