Mass General Department of Psychiatry
Home Base Program
One Constitution Wharf, Suite 140
Charlestown, MA 02129
If you or a family member is in crisis or facing an emergency, go to the nearest emergency room or call the Veterans Crisis Line at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
The Home Base National Center of Excellence is located in the historic Navy Yard of Charlestown, Boston’s oldest neighborhood, close to both Massachusetts General Hospital and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. Ideally situated off Interstate 93 (I-93), it is easily accessible by car. There are also multiple Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority (MBTA) lines nearby, furthering its accessibility and making it easy to come to and go from your appointments.
About the Home Base program
Home Base is a national nonprofit dedicated to healing the invisible wounds of war for veterans of all eras, service members, military families and families of the fallen through world-class, direct clinical care, wellness, education and research - all at no cost to them - regardless of era of service, discharge status or geographical location. Founded by the Massachusetts General Hospital and Boston Red Sox in 2009, Home Base has served more than 30,000 veterans and their family members and trained over 85,000 clinicians across the nation, and we remain at the forefront of discovering new treatments to ensure a brighter future for warriors and their families.
Resources for Veterans and Families
Home Base clinicians are part of the world-class team of care providers at Massachusetts General Hospital and are trained in military culture to provide the best care for veterans and families. From clinical care to physical wellness, Home Base provides world-class treatment for the invisible wounds of war to all veterans, service members, and family members at no cost and regardless of era of service or discharge status.
DIRECT CLINICAL CARE FOR SERVICE MEMBERS, VETERANS, FAMILIES, & FAMILIES OF THE FALLEN
Providing timely, quality, and compassionate clinical care is one of the most critical components of healing the invisible wounds. Home Base has developed three clinical models to serve veterans and families who live around the globe:
NATIONAL INTENSIVE CLINICAL PROGRAM (ICP)
This first of its kind two-week ICP compresses two years of mental health, brain injury and/or substance use treatment into a two-week program. Specially designed for veterans of all eras, this program includes family members in the care model. A special iteration for families of the fallen is also offered to those who have experienced the suicide of their loved veteran and need a path of recovery from grief and trauma.
NATIONAL SPECIAL OPERATIONS CLINIC
The Comprehensive Brain Health and Trauma (ComBHaT) Program provides coordinated, integrated, multi-disciplinary specialist evaluation, treatment, and care coordination for special operations service members and veterans across the country.
REGIONAL OUTPATIENT CLINICAL CARE
With clinics located in Massachusetts, Florida, and soon to be Arizona, Home Base provides advanced in-person and telehealth care to veterans, service members, and their families in their local communities.
WARRIOR HEALTH & FITNESS
Warrior Health & Fitness is designed to improve physical health and wellbeing through supervised exercise, nutrition, mind-body medicine, stress management, and sleep. Combined with a veteran and Family Adventure Series that hosts our military community through skiing, museum visits, apple picking, and more, the wellness mission recognizes the holistic importance of healing.
TRAINING IN UNDER-RESOURCED COMMUNITIES
The Home Base Training Institute has educated over 80,000 clinicians and first responders to recognize and treat the invisible wounds of war. This training propels strategic partnerships to address care in under-resourced community health centers caring for our Veterans of Color and a new initiative with Native American veterans in the Navajo Nation.
INNOVATION & FINDING NEW TREATMENTS
Through leveraging 21st century technology to discover new treatments in healing the invisible wounds of war, Home Base harnesses the scientific community of Mass General Brigham, Harvard University, and national partners to find the most innovative solutions of tomorrow.
Our integrated team of professionals—including child and adult psychiatrists, clinical psychologists and neuropsychologists, nurses and nurse practitioners, physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists, licensed clinical and social workers, addictions specialists and peer-to-peer outreach coordinators — work together to ensure that veterans, service members and their families receive or are connected to appropriate and uniquely-tailored care.
Brigadier General (Ret.) Jack Hammond, Executive Director
Michael Allard, Chief Operating Officer