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Notice of release of information

Protecting your confidentiality

Federal and State laws protect the confidentiality of mental health counselors who do not meet TRICARE certification requirements for independent practice, a doctor of medicine (M.D.) or doctor of osteopathic medicine (D.O.) must refer you for therapy prior to the initial visit, and a physician must provide ongoing oversight and supervision of your treatment. Contact ValueOptions to find out if a mental health counselor requires physician referral and supervision before getting services.

Licensed mental health counselors (LMHC) and Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC) who do not meet TRICARE certification requirements for independent practice must work under the oversight and supervision of a physician. Additionally, a doctor of medicine (M.D.) or doctor of osteopathic medicine (D.O.) must refer you, the beneficiary, for therapy prior to your initial visit. Contact ValueOptions Federal Services before you begin treatment to find out if your counselor requires referral and supervision.

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