U.S. Army Medicine Civilian Corps Recognizes National Mental Health Awareness Month

5/29/14 (Thu)

May 29, 2014 – Fort Sam Houston, Texas – The U.S. Army Medicine Civilian Corps has recognized National Mental Health Awareness Month with continued dedicated recruitment efforts to staff Army Medicine’s Behavioral Health Service Line (BHSL).

The BHSL emphasizes education, screening and treatment of mental health issues and includes programs such as Embedded Behavioral Health (EBH), Patient Centered Medical homes and School Behavioral Health that provide convenient access to care for Soldiers and their families where they are located. The Civilian Corps assists Army Medicine with the staffing of EBH clinics across the command and continues to seek qualified health care providers for these and other positions nationwide.

“The Civilian Corps works diligently alongside our military counterpart to provide all health care needs quickly, effectively and efficiently to Army Soldiers, beneficiaries and their families,” says Dr. Joseph Harrison, Jr., Chief, Recruitment and Retention, Headquarters U.S. Army Medical Command, Civilian Human Resources Division.

Civilians continue to make a difference in Army Medicine Behavioral Health by providing preventative and effective treatment. Providers are also able to spend more time getting to know patients on a more personal level, ultimately establishing a trusting relationship and rewarding career. Behavioral Health positions available include Psychiatrists, Clinical Psychologists, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners and more.

Civilians, roughly 45,000, make up approximately 60% of the total Army Medicine workforce providing the day-to-day care for Army Soldiers, beneficiaries and their families at Army hospitals and clinics worldwide. The Civilian Corps has more than 2,500 job openings in 25 different medical, dental and behavioral health professions.

The Civilian Corps provides rewarding career opportunities for civilians to practice their medical specialty while serving those who serve their county. Employees are not subject to military requirements, such as enlistment or deployment, and receive excellent benefits, including flexible work schedules, competitive salaries, health insurance and access to state-of-the-art training and equipment.

For more information about the Civilian Corps and rewarding career opportunities, visit


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