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Comprehensive Brain Health and Trauma Program

Designed specifically for Special Operations Veterans and Service Members, the Home Base 5-day Comprehensive Brain Health and Trauma Program, or ComBHaT, treats the whole mind and body at a pace and personalization that operators expect

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What is Comprehensive Brain Health and Trauma for Special Operators?

Based on a model developed for retired National Football League players, the Comprehensive Brain Health and Trauma Program (ComBHaT), was launched in 2019 to provide the Special Operations (SO) community an integrated, multidisciplinary specialist evaluation, treatment and care coordination for Veterans and active duty Service Members across all services.

ComBHaT is available to any SO Veteran, Service Member and support personnel in need, all at no cost, including clinical care, transportation, lodging and meals. Family Members are actively engaged in the process.

This program treats  ...

  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

    PTSD develops after a person has been directly exposed to, witnessed or heard about a traumatic event, and involves a threat of severe bodily harm or loss of life to themselves or others.

  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

    TBI occurs when a person experiences a head injury or concussion and has felt dazed and confused, had “their bell rung” or been knocked unconscious.

  • Major Depressive Disorder (Depression)

    Depression negatively affects how you feel, think and act. It can cause feelings of sadness and a loss of interest in activities; lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems; and decrease your ability to function at work and at home.

  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder (Anxiety)

    Anxiety is characterized by long-lasting, excessive worry about life issues and day-to-day life. People experiencing anxiety often find it difficult to relax and have an inability to stop worrying, even in the absence of major life stress.

  • Musculoskeletal Injuries

    Musculoskeletal injuries include severe trauma to the musculoskeletal system, including gunshot wounds.

About the Program

The program provides participants with:
  • Neuropsychological Evaluation
  • Comprehensive Physical Evaluation
  • Musculoskeletal Evaluation
  • Physical Therapy
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Psychopharmacology Evaluation
  • Speech Language Evaluation
  • Neuroendocrine Evaluation
  • Orthopedic Evaluation
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Sleep Study
  • Nurse & Clinical Case Management Over a Longitudinal Time Period
  • Program Cost

    Offered at no cost to the participant

  • Eligibility

    SO Veterans and active duty SO Service Members

  • Area of Service

    National and international

Want to Participate?

  • Step 1

    Click the Get Care button or call 617-724-5202

    to be connected to a member of our care team.

  • Step 2

    A member of our care team will follow up to discuss your specific needs and establish next steps

    to help develop an effective treatment plan that meets each individual’s needs.

  • Step 3

    Our care team will coordinate a plan so you can attend ComBHaT at no cost to you or your family

    to get help overcoming the effects of invisible wounds and successfully return to family life, work, school and community.