Mental Healthcare for Veterans in TriWest States

TriWest Coverage for Veterans

TriWest Healthcare Alliance commonly referred to as TriWest, is an insurance that is part of the VA’s Community Care Network (CCN) that specifically serves veterans. TriWest is the VA’s third-party administrator responsible for developing and administering regional networks of high-performing, licensed, and contracted health care providers. TriWest was formed in 1996 with the primary purpose of serving the health care needs of the military and veteran communities.

TriWest has a Behavioral Health Division that encourages veterans to receive care for PTSD, depression, suicide prevention, substance use disorder, eating disorders, anxiety disorders, military sexual trauma, and domestic violence. Behavioral Health services can be authorized by the VA and TriWest for coverage.

TriWest Coverage

TriWest serves veterans in the following areas:

  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Montana
  • Nevada
  • New Mexico
  • Oregon
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Washington
  • Wyoming
  • American Samoa
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • Guam

Behavioral health services must receive prior authorization in order to be received by veterans. The VA or TriWest can provide the veteran with a phone call or letter of authorization within three to five business days after the request has been submitted. The VA requires medical documentation of all care to be submitted including an initial evaluation report and completion of care at the end of care with a discharge summary/plan.

Provider Requirements for Behavioral Health

The VA and TriWest put special emphasis on the use of evidence-based psychotherapy for behavioral health conditions. At times, the VA and TriWest may request a type of psychotherapy for a specific condition. Behavioral Health care providers need to have specialized training and experience in evidence-based psychotherapy.

Common requests for evidence-based psychotherapy include:

Solara Mental Health & TriWest

Solara Mental Health in San Diego, CA, is contracted with the VA via TriWest to provide mental health services to veterans. This gives us the unique ability to service the veteran communities for their mental health needs. With prior authorization from the VA, Solara can provide transportation, housing, and accommodations to veterans.

If you or a veteran you love is struggling with mental health disorders, reach out to Solara Mental Health today. Our team can answer any questions you may have and give you a better understanding of our program.