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Navy Medicine East > Psychiatric (SPRINT)

Special Psychiatric Rapid Intervention Team
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Duty Phone (757) 449-8596 (24 Hrs)
 

Mission Statement

SPRINT provides short-term mental health support to a requesting command shortly after a traumatic event with the goal of preventing long-term psychiatric dysfunction and promoting maximum psychological readiness.

Composition

The SPRINT is composed of psychiatrists, psychologists, psychiatric nurses and nurse practitioners, licensed clinical social workers, Navy Chaplains, Navy behavioral health technicians, and USPHS personnel. SPRINT East members have primary duties at Navy Medical Center Portsmouth and various other facilities in the Hampton Roads area.

Services Provided

The SPRINT is not a clinical service and therefore does not document The SPRINT provides both educational and consultative services through:

-engaging in direct consultation with the requesting chain of command

-assisting local medical personnel with command debriefing

-assisting in identifying at-risk personnel and facilitate timely follow-up

-provide command and members with resources for mental health

-engaging in small groups and 1 on 1 encounters with service members

Geographical Area of Responsibility

Navy Medicine East SPRINT AOR is from the southeast coast of the United States west to the Mississippi River, the Caribbean, Atlantic Waterways and Europe.

Requesting and Approval Procedures

Official Request: Any Navy command can request SPRINT assistance by sending a message to CNO (N931) via operational chain of command (may be completed verbally in emergency situations). As decision authority, CNO (N931) approves SPRINT request and directs BUMED to provide appropriate team. Upon CNO tasking, BUMED will notify the designated command(s) to support the mission followed by a message with copies to the appropriate echelon 2 and responsible line commanders.  

Necessary Information from Requesting Command

The following information should be provided in the message/request:

  • Nature of the crisis situation
  • Proposed dates and locations of deployment
  • Supported command POC information 
  • Passport and visa requirements (if required)
  • Reporting instructions
  • Local travel arrangements 
  • Uniform or organizational equipment requirements (if required)
  • Anticipated SPRINT concept of operations
  • Funding information (requesting command pays travel and per diem)

Support Requirements

The SPRINT missions are not self-sufficient. The organization or activity that receives and supports the SPRINT must provide the following minimum support: shelter, berthing, utilities, laundry facilities, space for debriefings, messing, security, administrative and communication support.

Contact Information

Official Requests:

Chief Naval Operations
Medical Resources, Plans and Policy Division (N931) 
Phone: 703-571-2947  

OIC Navy Medicine East SPRINT Cell: 757-660-3533

Email: usn.hampton-roads.navhospporsva.mbx.nmcp-sprint@mail.mil

Navy Medicine East SPRINT Duty Cell: 757-449-8596(24 Hrs)

References

  • OPNAVINST 6440.1B
  • BUMEDINST 6420

 

 SPRINT provides short-term mental health support to a requesting command shortly after a traumatic event with the goal of preventing long-term psychiatric dysfunction and promoting maximum psychological readiness.