Veterans and Military Families

Care1st Health Plan Arizona honors and thanks all who are serving or have served our country in the U.S. military-armed forces.

Care1st we recognize there are many physical and mental health barriers our military service members, and their families may face once they leave the military and return to civilian life.

Physical and mental health concerns include, but are not limited to:

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Pilitary family syndrome
  • Addiction
  • Cultural displacement
  • Suicide risks
  • Depression
  • Experience homelessness
  • Inequities
  • Complex chronic care conditions

Help is Available

If veterans and military families want to get behavioral health services through Care1st ACC-RBHA, they can call their behavioral health provider directly or they can call Member Services at 1-866-560-4042 TTY/TDD: 711. We’re available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

If you have questions, you can contact Christopher Gonzalez, Care1st ACC-RBHA Veterans Liaison, at

Helping our Providers Care for Veterans and Military Children-Families

An essential element of providing culturally competent and equitable care to veterans, service members, and military children-families is the health care professional’s awareness of their members’ military and service history. Awareness and understanding of this experience-history can help you address a veteran’s and their children-family’s unique behavioral and medical health needs. The opportunity to inquire about a member’s service-military experience-history helps to make culturally relevant connections that directly meet their unique health care needs, wants and desires.


Resources are available to help ask questions and understand more about a member’s service-military background. We hope you find these resources and connections valuable as you support the physical and mental health of our Arizona Veterans and Military families.