In an effort to extend their commitment to accessible healthcare, Great Speech, a leading virtual speech therapy provider, is proud to announce its expansion of in-network services to serve the TRICARE West Region population through Health Net Federal Services, LLC (HNFS). This strategic partnership is poised to revolutionize the way military service members and their families in the Western region access speech therapy services, enhancing both convenience and effectiveness.
TRICARE, serving active-duty service members, National Guard and Reserve members, retirees, and their families, consists of two regions: East and West. TRICARE West region covers a vast geographical area, including: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, South Dakota, Northwest Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.
Breaking Down Geographical Barriers
Great Speech’s expansion into the TRICARE West Region exemplifies their mission to make high-quality speech therapy accessible to all. By tapping into a nationwide network of over 200 licensed speech-language pathologists (SLPs), Great Speech is empowering TRICARE members to achieve their speech and communication goals without the constraints of geographical limitations. Through this initiative, individuals can connect with highly qualified SLPs, carefully matched to their specific needs, all from the comfort of home. This approach not only optimizes pairing patients with the most suitable therapists but also ensures a personalized and effective speech therapy experience.
The Power of Virtual Speech Therapy
Virtual speech therapy empowers individuals of all ages to overcome speech and communication challenges including:
- Alzheimer’s and dementia-related skill loss
- Autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
- Cognitive communication disorders
- Stroke and aphasia rehabilitation
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Head and neck cancers
- Hearing loss
- Language and articulation disorders
- Parkinson’s disease
- Voice disorders
- and more.
Moreover, the convenience of virtual speech therapy becomes particularly impactful for individuals dealing with transportation or mobility concerns and find it challenging to travel to brick-and-mortar speech therapy locations.
Flexibility is another key aspect of this program with sessions available in the evenings and on weekends, eliminating the worry about moving around other appointments or scheduling ongoing treatments. Individuals may also take advantage of an online practice portal that allows people to combine synchronous 1:1 sessions with a Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) and asynchronous sessions on their own time for engaging in interactive “homework” sessions between their appointments. This approach not only solidifies learning but also has the potential to fast-track progress, bridging the gap between individuals and their communication objectives.
A Holistic Approach to Healthcare
Beyond merely addressing the symptoms, online speech therapy enables a comprehensive approach to healthcare. Speech and communication challenges often have far-reaching effects on an individual’s emotional well-being and overall quality of life. By providing tailored, one-on-one sessions in a familiar and comfortable environment, this approach not only improves speech and communication skills, but also boosts confidence, self-esteem and overall mental health.
In an era where healthcare accessibility and convenience are paramount, this opportunity with TRICARE West Region signifies a significant step toward democratizing healthcare services, bridging beneficiaries to a better quality of life, one word at a time.
Members covered through TRICARE West can get started by scheduling an introductory call with Great Speech.