Community Based Health Care Organization (CBHCO) Program

Wednesday August 15, 2007

What is it? In order to provide the best medical care for Soldiers in the Medical Holdover Program and to augment the Medical Treatment Facilities (MTFs), the Army has a program called Community Based Health Care Organization (CBHCO). The CBHCO program allows a recuperating Soldier to live at home and to access medical facilities near home while remaining on active duty.

The primary mission of the CBHCO program is to provide high-quality health care and administrative processing for reserve-component Soldiers while allowing them to live and perform duties close to their homes and Families (they work at an armory or Reserve Center within the confines of their profiles). The CBHCO program currently manages over 1,000 Soldiers and plans to expand throughout the United States.

CBHCOs are manned primarily by mobilized Army National Guard Soldiers who provide command and control (C2) for the Reserve and National Guard Soldiers undergoing medical treatment in neighborhood healthcare facilities.

At the CBHCO, an experienced professional nurse manages the Soldier's care. The case manager coordinates healthcare appointments, tracks the Soldier's progress, and ensures that his or her care meets Army and TRICARE standards. Medical care is focused on returning Soldiers to their pre-mobilization health status. If after medical treatment, a Soldier does not meet retention standards, he or she is referred to a series of boards under the Physical Disability Evaluation System. The Physical Evaluation Board has responsibility for determining any service-connected disability. - To continue reading this topic in its entirety, click here.

- This topic was taken directly from the 2007 Army Posture Statement.

- This section has been updated. Please note that CBHCO's came under MEDCOM C2 as of 16 Jan 06 and are not commanded by 1st or 5th Army as previously stated.


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