Intrepid Spirit Center/TBI Clinic

Mission and Vision

Mission: The mission of the Fort Hood Intrepid Spirit Center and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Clinic is to lead the nation and set the definitive standards for the provision of interdisciplinary, integrated, and holistic assessment and intensive outpatient healthcare for Service Members with complex medical conditions, including Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other mood disorders, chronic pain, and related conditions.

Vision: The Fort Hood Intrepid Spirit provides evidence-based interdisciplinary assessment and intensive outpatient care for Service Members with complex medical conditions with the goal of fostering optimal outcomes. The Center is a natural extension of the current holistic programs and assets of CRDAMC, and is not a separate, duplicate, or independent stand-alone service. The Intrepid Spirit complements the existing TBI, BH and pain care offered at CRDAMC with secondary missions of education and research. Specifically, the Army Intrepid Spirits seek to establish a new care model of outpatient transdisciplinary services with Enhanced Nurse Case Management, Arena Intake Interviews, and an Intensive Outpatient Rehabilitation programs.

Contact Us

Contact TBI Clinic Clinic Hours
Main: (254) 287-8179
Alt: (254) 287-7281
FAX: (254) 287-7980
Monday – Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Weekends & Federal Holidays: Closed
Address
BLDG 36029 N. 58th Street
Fort Hood, Texas 76544

Overview

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI):
A traumatic brain injury is a blow or jolt to the head that disrupts the normal function of the brain. The severity of the TBI is determined at the time of the injury and may be classified as: mild, moderate, or severe.
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The Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic provides services on a referral basis to all Active Duty Service Members.

The Traumatic Brain Injury multidisciplinary team consists of nursing, medical providers, nurse case management, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, psychology/social work, and neuropsychology.

TBI Simulation Training Article March 2012 (.pdf file format)

Services

Doctor/Physician Assistant/Nurse Practitioner:

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The Primary Care team at the Fort Hood Intrepid Spirit is on a mission to provide comprehensive, holistic, high quality individualized medical services to our Service Members that include TBI Screening, treatment of symptoms associated with TBI or other related conditions, and referrals to other specialties as indicated according to each individual Service Member's needs.

Speech Therapy:

Speech Therapy provides cognitive rehabilitation services to address memory, attention, executive functions, receptive and expressive language, as well as, speech therapy for stuttering and oral–motor dysfunction. Services may be provided individually or in a group setting.

Physical Therapy:

Physical Therapy treatment focuses on vestibular rehabilitation. Vestibular disturbances disrupt a patient's ability to remain balanced without dizziness or other symptoms. Many high– and low–tech treatment options may be used to assist patients in meeting their treatment and functional goals, based on their individual needs.

Occupational Therapy:

TBI Simulated Firing Range

Occupational Therapy focuses on evaluation of occupational performance and implementation of patient centered intervention strategies or techniques to address identified deficits. We address Soldiers' cognitive, behavioral, psychosocial, vocational, or educational needs to maximize their quality of life and readiness to return to duty or transition to civilian life. Occupational therapy instructs Soldiers through use of education, remediation, adaptation, or compensation techniques by use of everyday functional tasks.

Some of the treatment tools available for use include individualized treatment or functional occupational groups such as stress management, leisure, and cooking group.

Neuropsychology Services:

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The Neuropsychology Services at the Intrepid Spirit Center interfaces with all aspects of the TBI program, to include individual and group counseling, specialized testing, and rehabilitation programming. We provide comprehensive assessments of an individual's cognitive function. The evaluation uses a series of psychometric tests to examine brain–behavior relationships including concentration, memory, reasoning, and auditory and visual processing. Test findings are interpreted within the context of the person's emotional functioning and current level of adjustment. Neuropsychological evaluation is helpful for assisting with administrative issues such as the determinations of Medical Boards, multidisciplinary treatment planning, as well as monitoring an individual's process through the course of treatment.

Psychology / Social Work:

The psychology and social work services at the Intrepid Spirit interface with the various clinic sub–specialties and provide a range of treatment modalities including individual, couples, family, and group psychotherapy. Therapists consult with members of the multi–disciplinary team to help determine if behavioral health issues are adversely impacting the Service Members care while at the clinic. Treatment focuses on providing a safe and supportive environment for the Service Member to learn new skills for affective and behavioral regulation, adjust to the impact of TBI and coexisting anxiety and mood disorders, and gain a sense of mastery over their experiences.

Nurse Case Management:

Intrepid Spirit Nurse Case Managers (NCM) provide oversight and complete medical management of select patients enrolled to the Intrepid Spirit. This includes independent initial interviews and on–going appointments for patients, information gathering, and tracking of all facets of a patients care. The NCM's conduct extensive record reviews as it relates to routine patient care and for any problematic review needs. The NCMs also network with any necessary entities on and off post for services for the Intrepid Spirit patients. The NCM assists in obtaining timely services for our patients at other facilities/resources; they investigate any concerns/issues presented by the providers, patient, or assigned unit as they occur. The NCM's are a bridge for communication between our providers and those in the civilian community. While they focus on education of the patient, they also engage in tasks required to provide for continuity of care and follow–on care, be it at Fort Hood or any other location. The NCM also coordinates and directs weekly multi–disciplinary patient care meetings to synchronize patient care across all domains possible.

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