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Refer to NICoE

Providers have the option to refer patients to the TBI Outpatient Program or the Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). See below for program-specific referral directions.

TBI Outpatient Program

The National Intrepid Center of Excellence's (NICoE) Referral Management Team will determine appropriate candidates for the TBI Outpatient Program upon reviewing referrals.

  • Within the National Capital Region: Provider referrals may be entered directly into the Composite Health Care System (CHCS).
  • Outside of the National Capital Region: For information about referrals to any NICoE program, the primary care provider should email: A member of our Referral Management Team will contact you to follow up on your request.

TBI Service Outpatient Eligibility

Must meet the following criteria:

  • Department of Defense beneficiaries 18 and older diagnosed with a TBI
  • Active referral from current primary care manager

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

  • Primary care providers interested in referring a patient must:
    1. Access the TBI IOP referral system
    2. Submit a digital referral by completing all the required information

IOP Eligibility

  • IOP patients must meet the following criteria:
    • Active Duty Service Member
    • Must have care established with primary care manager
    • Must have completed comprehensive behavioral health evaluation within 30 days prior to application submission
    • Diagnosed mild to moderate TBI and/or associated health conditions who have not responded to traditional treatment

Brain Fitness Center

  • Please contact your primary care provider or TBI coordinator if you are interested in participating in the Brain Fitness Center
Last Updated: December 21, 2022
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