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 COVID-19 IBHS Message:  Due to COVID-19 and social distancing measures, the NC National Guard's Integrated Behavioral Health System (IBHS) is now offering FREE telemental health services with their certified Clinical Telemental Health (CTMH) Clinicians. Video office space is available through a HIPAA compliant web based telemedicine site. Requests for video or telephonic therapy can be made through the usual portal - the IBHS 24/7 Help Line by calling (855) 322-3848.




North Carolina National Guard Integrated Behavioral Health System (NCNG IBHS)


24 Hours a Day, 365 Days a Year 1-855-322-3848 


The NCNG Integrated Behavioral Health System (IBHS) is driven by a team of contracted, qualified, licensed therapists and behavioral health case managers. The IBHS is dedicated to helping Servicemembers and Families of all Reserve Components by assessing for immediate behavioral health needs and performing crisis intervention on a twenty-four hour basis.


The IBHS also offers connection and professional case management services to internal military resources as well as to federal, state, and community resources for both clinical and non-clinical needs. Needs include but are not limited to: outpatient mental health treatment, psychiatric and substance abuse hospitalization, partial hospitalization, IOP, residential treatment, PTSD and TBI screening, housing, food, utility and mortgage relief, emergency funds, employment, and assistance with entitlement and insurance enrollment.


The IBHS clinical staff are regionally located throughout the state and housed in NCNG armories and Family Assistance Centers so that access to care for Reserve Compentent Servicemembers and their Families is maximized.


The IBHS abides by rules and regulations of DoDI 6490.08 and state and federal statutes concerning ethics and confidentiality. The IBHS is professionally staffed, voluntary, and free.


Why is it important to me?


  • 24/7 Professional Crisis Intervention and Consultation
  • Clinical and Non-Clinical Assessments of Need      
  • Free Evidenced Based Face to Face and Telemental Health Treatment
  • Critical Incident Stress Debriefings (CISD)
  • Wellness and Subject Matter Expert (SME) trainings  
  • Resource identification: DV & homeless shelters; food, emergency monies, etc.
  • Benefit (insurance) enrollment   
  • Commander/Line Leader/Battle Buddy/Family Member guidance on handling behavioral health issues in persons of concern  


Referral, connection and case management services are provided regardless of duty status or ability to pay.


Director, NCNG IBHS

Stephanie Nissen

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