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Health Services

Peak Performance Center

What We Do

We are a resource for short-term, individual coaching and Limited Scope Counseling (LSC) for a wide spectrum of behavioral health challenges.
These include but are not limited to:
  • Adjustment issues
  • Self-Improvement
  • Mild Anxiety/Depression
  • Self-esteem, image and/or identity development
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Overcoming fears
  • Sleep
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Family problems/homesickness
  • Stress management and Relaxation skills
It is important to remember that the PPC focuses more on short term assistance, but is still extremely committed to improving the wellbeing of every cadet while preserving their dignity and privacy.

Limited Scope Counseling

Limited Scope Counseling (LSC) is confidential, short-term, problem-focused counseling to help with various life problems, designed to be delivered in approximately 30-minute sessions, and focused on behavioral change.
LSC is used to address low-acuity issues such as:
  • Mild Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Adjustment Disorder
While LSC is documented in the cadet’s medical record, before we start any form of record keeping, cadets must consent to this level of care and sign documentation acknowledging their desire to this type of short-term treatment.

Who We Serve

United States Air Force Academy Cadets only.

Getting Care

Emergency Mental Health Care

What is a mental health emergency?

You have an emergency if you or the patient are:
  • At immediate risk of serious harm to self or others as a result of mental disorder.
  • In need of immediate continuous skilled observation at the acute level of care (based on a psychiatric evaluation).
When you have a mental health emergency:
  • Call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room. The hospital department that provides emergency services to patients who need immediate medical attention.
  • You don't need prior authorization.
  • Active Duty Service Members and Cadets who are admitted, should inform their leadership and their leadership should contact the command post as soon as possible. All other beneficiaries should contact Health Net Federal Services (844-866-9378) within 24 hours or the next business day.
  • Admissions must be reported within 72 hours.

Non Emergent Mental Health Care

Contact us by phone (719-333-2107) to begin Limited Scope Counseling (LSC) with our team. Our sessions are approximately 30-minute and focus on behavioral change for low-acuity issues such as mild depression, anxiety and adjustment disorder.

While LSC is documented in the cadet’s medical record, before we start any form of record keeping, cadets must consent to this level of care and sign documentation acknowledging their desire to this type of short-term treatment.
Don't forget to keep your family's information up-to-date in DEERS.