Health Services

Mental (Behavioral) Health

Everyone reacts to stress and traumatic experiences differently. While some have reactions that can be seen as normal responses to life events, others may experience signs or symptoms of more serious conditions.

Mental health and substance use conditions can affect anyone; you are not alone. The Military Health System has many resources available to help those who need it.

If you or someone you know needs support now, call or text 988 or chat at 988 connects you with a trained crisis counselor who can help.

Shaw AFB Mental Health Services

Our facility offers the following mental health services to active duty service members:
Mental Health specializes in the multidisciplinary assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of adult mental health concerns:
  • Individual psychotherapy
  • Group psychotherapy
  • Psychiatry-medication management
  • Psychological testing
  • Special duty clearances
  • Security clearances
Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment, or ADAPT, provides screening, assessment, and outpatient treatment for a variety of substance use disorders:
  • Education services
  • Individual therapy
  • Group counseling
  • Level one outpatient treatment
  • Unit prevention outreach
All initial and follow-up appointments are scheduled by calling 803-895-6199 or visiting the front desk. Walk-in appointments are available Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. In the event of an emergency or crisis, after-hours providers are available at the emergency rooms.
Family Advocacy Program, or FAP, specializes in the following:
  • Relationship enrichment
  • Individual therapy
  • Marital and family therapy
  • Family Advocacy Strength Therapy, or FAST; counseling for families at risk for violence
  • Lasting Intimacy through Nurturing Knowledge and Skills, or LINKS
  • Self-enrichment
  • Anger management
  • Safety education
  • Family Advocacy Safety Education Seminar
  • Parenting education
  • Active parenting: learn methods of respectful disciplining of children ages 10 to 17
  • Love and logic parenting: Effective parenting without the power struggles for parents of children ages 2 to 10
  • Bundles for babies: A course for expecting parents
  • 1-2-3 Magic: Positive discipline approach to help parents of children ages 2 to 10
  • Dads 101: for expecting fathers
  • New parent support program
All Family Advocacy Program appointments can be made by calling 803-895-6201/6091.



What TRICARE Covers

TRICARE covers medically and psychologically necessary mental health and substance use care. This includes both inpatient and outpatient care.
Getting Mental Health Care
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Contact Us


420 Polifka Drive, Building 1042, Second Floor


Monday - Friday
7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.



Mental Health Resources

Veteran Crisis Line

988, Press 1
Text 838255
Europe: 844-702-5495 or DSN 988
Pacific: 844-702-5493 or DSN 988
Asia: 855-422-7719 or DSN 988
Open to all service members and veterans, even if not enrolled in VA benefits or health care. Long distance or overseas charges may apply. Learn More

Military OneSource

Call 1-800-342-9647

InTransition Program

Call 1-800-424-7877
Live Chat

Psychological Health Resource Center | 24/7

Call 1-866-966-1020
Don't forget to keep your family's information up-to-date in DEERS.