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Defense Intrepid Network for TBI and Brain Health

The National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE) is the headquarters of the Defense Intrepid Network for TBI and Brain Health (Defense Intrepid Network). The Intrepid Network is based on the holistic, patient-centered interdisciplinary model of care. In addition to the NICoE, the Intrepid Network includes 10 Intrepid Spirit Centers and two TBI and Brain Health Clinics outside the continental United States (OCONUS), including:Defense Intrepid Network for TBI and Brain Health Map

Intrepid Spirit Centers (ISC):

  • ISC Camp Lejeune
  • ISC Fort Belvoir
  • ISC Fort Campbell
  • ISC Joint Base Lewis-McChord
  • ISC Camp Pendleton
  • ISC Fort Bliss
  • ISC Fort Carson
  • ISC Eglin Air Force Base
  • ISC Fort Bragg
  • ISC Fort Hood

OCONUS TBI and Brain Health Clinics:

  • Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson TBI Clinic
  • Landstuhl Regional Medical Center TBI Program

Clinical Programs

  • TBI Outpatient Program: A program that provides diagnostic evaluation, treatment, diagnoses, and follow-up care for TBI of all severities.
  • Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP): A multi-week program for TBI patients with tailored treatment plans that focus on the mind, body, and spirit.
  • TBI Inpatient Consultation: Inpatient consultation for MEDEVAC and Acquired Brain Injury.
  • Other Programs Supporting Military Treatment Facilities: This includes the Acute Concussion Clinic, Sleep Clinic, Pain Clinic, ANAM Support, Arts in Health Program, Mind-Body Wellness Program

Benefits of the Defense Intrepid Network

  • Improve patient care and outcomes for TBI and associated health conditions
  • Sustain and strengthen the Network’s highly effective clinical care, research, and education
  • Provide more effective support for TBI interdisciplinary programs across the Military Health System

Key Features of the Defense Intrepid Network

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  • Highly effective patient-centered, holistic interdisciplinary model of care
  • Clinical care, research, and education that addresses the full spectrum of brain health
  • A unified platform for multi-site research and education

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Last Updated: October 17, 2022
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