TriWest Insurance (VA Community Care Network)
For those who qualify, you may be able to use Tri-West Benefits and the VA Community Care Network for Treatment. Our clinic is veteran-owned and operated and we thank you for your service! We are excited to announce that we are in-network with TriWest!
VA Healthcare offers TMS/MeRT for Depression, PTSD, and Traumatic Brain Injury. Please have your VA primary care, mental health provider, or neurologist send a referral requesting Community Care treatment from our clinic if you have tried and failed other treatments for any of these issues.
Please call us to notify us that you are seeking treatment, we will help follow up with the VA to ensure your referral arrives and verify all of the details needed in order for you to start treatment.
We encourage you to reach out to help us for help with your VA Healthcare/TriWest/Community Care Network coverage for this treatment.
Our new patient coordinator is here to answer your questions and help make this process as seamless as possible for you. She can also answer your questions you may have about the treatment itself and our protocols.
Call her at 760-280-6191
When you call us to schedule your first appointment, we will follow up with the VA to obtain your referral and verify all of the details needed in order for you to start treatment.
We thank you for your service to our country and for the sacrifices that you and your family have endured. We provide a safe and compassionate environment for your treatment, and both our physicians and staff are here to help!
As a result of seeing amazing successes with MeRT, Dr. Awodele is proud to bring this breakthrough technology to the area by opening BrainCare Performance Center in Carlsbad. Additionally, because of his experience in his active duty with the United States Navy, Dr. Awodele has made it a priority to accept TriWest insurance for the treatment of Depression.
MeRT Treatment and TriWest Insurance
Dr. Awodele has brought a state-of-the-art mental health treatment called MeRT, or Magnetic e-Resonance Therapy, to Carlsbad and the surrounding areas in California.
MeRT is a more sophisticated and tailored form of rTMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) that is both gentle and drug-free. It has shown some amazing results. * To learn more about this cutting-edge technology and how it can help you with your Depression, click here.
The equipment used in rTMS is FDA-cleared to treat Depression. While it is currently used “off-label” to treat PTSD, the patient’s symptoms can often overlap and MeRT can be used to treat both.
*results may vary and are not guaranteed
TriWest vs. TriCare Insurance
Some veterans are eligible for TriCare Insurance, however, others are not. You may not be eligible for TriCare, but you are likely eligible for VA Healthcare. If you’re eligible for VA Healthcare, then you have coverage with TriWest.
If you are a veteran who is currently getting your healthcare at your local VA hospital, you can request to come to our clinic for treatment if you have “Treatment Resistant Depression.” Please contact us for further guidance on this process.
Once your consult is approved, a representative will contact you from the hospital or from TriWest. They will schedule you with the “community care physician” that you would like to see. You should request and name our clinic, BrainCare Performance Center in Carlsbad, CA.
How it Works
TriWest is the VA’s third-party administrator for CCN (Community Care Network” Regions 4 and 5. These include the western part of the United States. According to the CCN, “the VA relies on the third-party administrators to develop and administer regional networks of high-performing, licensed, and contracted health care providers.”
Steps to Get Started
- Schedule an appointment with your VA Primary Care Provider.
- Ask your VA Primary Care Provider to refer you to Dr. Awodele at BrainCare Performance Center for rTMS therapy through the Community Care Program.
- Provide them with the following information: ATTN Dr. Oluseyi Awodele, MD at BrainCare Performance Center, 3257 Camino De Los Coches, Suite 305, Carlsbad, CA 92009. Our phone number is 760-280-6191 and our fax number is 833-330-2628.
- IMPORTANT: Make sure that the VA confirms that you are eligible and authorized for treatment before proceeding with the next step.
- Call us directly at 760-280-6191 to schedule your first appointment. We will follow up with the VA to obtain your referral through the Community Care Program and verify the details.
We are proud to be a part of the TriWest Healthcare Alliance. And to be able to support our veterans through their Community Care Program!
We have seen first-hand the havoc that these types of conditions can wreak on quality of life. Our physicians understand that there is a need for effective care to properly treat mental health conditions. This is especially true for veterans.”
Dr. Awodele and Dr. Apides, both veterans, understand how military service can take a toll on you and your loved ones.
According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), 1 in 4 service members showed signs of a mental health condition. This was according to a 2014 study in Jama Psychiatry.
The two most common mental health conditions that affect veterans are Depression and PTSD. What’s worse is that the symptoms can overlap.
Talk to our New Patient Coordinator
She can answer your questions and explain the details.
Or fill out the Contact Form below.
Questions About MeRT? Contact Our New Patient Coordinator
We understand that you may be going through a lot of difficulty with your symptoms. We also know that you may have many questions about whether MeRT is the right treatment.
This is not a light decision, and we want to make it as easy as possible for you to get the information you need. Our New Patient Coordinator is here to do just that.
She’ll answer all your questions, listen to your concerns, explain costs, and put your mind at ease. She can also assist you in getting scheduled should you decide to move forward with treatment.
For more information or to speak with our New Patient Coordinator, please fill in the information below.