FALLS CHURCH, Va. --
In 1995, the Gulf War Health Center was created to address medical and psychological problems related to Gulf War service. In 1999, this mission expanded to deployment health in general and the name of the center changed to the Deployment Health Clinical Center (DHCC). DHCC was responsible for research, clinical care and education regarding deployment health issues.
In 2008, Congress created the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) and moved DHCC under the DCoE umbrella. In 2013, DCoE transferred the psychological health mission to DHCC and the mission of the center adapted again, this time to serve the psychological health needs of service members, veterans and their families.
The center now focuses on psychological health exclusively and is renamed to more accurately reflect this mission. Some deployment-related missions have been transferred to other agencies. If you’re having problems locating these resources, please go to our deployment health section, call the Outreach Center, or e-mail PHCoE for assistance.
The overarching mission of PHCoE is the optimization of the psychological health of service members, veterans and their families. PHCoE consists of approximately 150 active-duty, government and contract personnel who are dedicated to the psychological health of our military.
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