Sailors and Coast Guardsmen may self-refer to the program or be referred by family members, command leadership or medical providers.
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Non-medical support includes pay and personnel issues:
- Invitational Travel Orders
- Lodging and housing adaptation
- Child and youth care
- Transportation needs
- Legal and guardianship issues
- Education and training benefits
- Commissary and exchange access
- Respite care
- Traumatic brain injury/post-traumatic stress support services
- And more
Regional non-medical care providers work with a wounded warrior and their medical team to develop a Comprehensive Recovery Plan, which is designed to address the individual’s specific recovery, rehabilitation and reintegration goals. In addition, Navy Wounded Warrior provides transition support; enrollment does not conclude when a service member is discharged from a medical treatment facility.
Navy Wounded Warrior helps Sailors and Coast Guardsmen with serious, non-combat or combat-related injuries and physical or psychological illnesses. The program offers individualized and proactive guidance on non-medical care, including:
- Pay and benefits
- Caregiver resources and respite care
- Bedside travel
- Job training
- Adaptive reconditioning
The personalized Comprehensive Recovery Plan is part of the continuum of care and enable Sailors and Coast Guardsmen to focus on their recovery goals and well-being, encourages retention and return to duty, and supports a smooth transition to the Department of Veterans Affairs when a medical condition prohibits continued service.
Eligibility for Navy Wounded Warrior is not limited to Sailors and Coast Guardsmen with combat-related wounds or injuries. It also encompasses those with serious non-combat related injuries on liberty or on duty, or serious physical or psychological illnesses such as cancer, MS, PTSD, and TBI.
However, participation in Navy Wounded Warrior is voluntary and Sailors and Coast Guardsmen must be enrolled in order to take advantage of services provided. Referrals may be received from a variety of sources, including the Service Member's command, peers, medical staff, Fleet and Family Support Centers personnel, family members, or self-referrals.