The Veterans Community Care Program (formerly the Veterans Choice Program) is designed to improve timely access to healthcare for Veterans by allowing Veterans to use approved health care providers outside of the VA. We provide Chiropractic, Acupuncture and Massage Therapy treatments when they are authorized by the VA through this program.
The Authorization Process
The TriWest Healthcare Alliance administers the Veterans Community Care Program in Arizona, however, referrals for the program must come directly from your VA Provider. Be sure to ask your VA provider for a specific referral to our office when getting authorization for treatment under this program. Our National Provider Identifier number is 1144222019. We do not recommend calling the VA Hotline to get an authorization, meeting directly with your VA Provider is more successful.
PTSD Treatment with Alpha-Stim AID Technology
Veterans suffering from anxiety, insomnia and depression as a result of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) often benefit from Acupuncture treatment along with Alpha-Stim AID Cranial Electrotherapy. In a study at Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Houston, Texas, veterans who experience severe anxiety, insomnia and depression chose Alpha-Stim 3 out of 4 times. These were veterans who were suffering from chronic pain along with mood and sleep disorders. After being shown how to use 5 treatment options, they continued to choose Alpha-Stim 73% of the time.
For more information on Alpha-Stim AID treatment and how it can help veterans, please visit the Alpha-Stim AID website at: www.alpha-stim.com.