White Deer Run of Allenwood provides quality care for U.S. military veterans and other adults who have developed substance use disorders and certain co-occurring mental health concerns. We are proud to be an authorized provider within the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Community Care Network.
What Is the Community Care Network?
The Community Care Network, or CCN, was established by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to ensure that veterans have access to quality healthcare providers in communities throughout the nation. The VA developed the CCN in 2018 as a replacement for the Patient-Centered Community Care, or PC3, network.
The Community Care Network includes VA hospitals as well as a variety of public and private facilities. Veterans can receive a wide range of healthcare services from authorized providers within the CCN, including treatment for addiction and other behavioral health concerns.
The CCN is organized into six regional networks. These networks cover all 50 states, all U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia. White Deer Run of Allenwood is part of Region 1, which includes 14 states in the northeast and along the east coast, plus Washington, D.C.
Although the VA created the CCN, the network is administered by contracted nongovernmental organizations. This public-private partnership approach is designed to promote transparency and accountability while also ensuring effective communication and quality service.
The organizations that provide administrative duties for the six CCN regions are known as third-party administrators, or TPAs. When the CCN was launched in 2018, the VA awarded the TPA contract for Region 1 to Optum Public Health Sector Solutions Inc.
Optum Public Health Sector Solutions Inc., which is commonly referred to as Optum, is part of UnitedHealth Group. In addition to serving as the TPA for the CCN’s Region 1, Optum also has administrative responsibilities for Region 2 and Region 3. Combined, these three CCN regions include 36 states; Washington, D.C.; Puerto Rico; and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Optum’s involvement with the CCN is not the organization’s only association with the U.S. military.
Optum and UnitedHealth Group have also partnered with the Blue Star Families Fellowship Program, the National Military Family Association, the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation, and other groups that support or provide services to active-duty military members, veterans, retirees, and members of military families.
Navigating the CCN
Veterans who are struggling with addiction and certain co-occurring mental health concerns can receive comprehensive, personalized care at White Deer Run of Allenwood. But our services aren’t limited to clinical care. Our team can also be a source of information and guidance for veterans who need help navigating the Community Care Network system.
Before a veteran can benefit from VA-funded treatment at White Deer Run of Allenwood, they have to complete certain steps within the CCN to ensure that their care is authorized. Our team is familiar with the policies and procedures that have been put in place by the VA and are administered by Optum, and we are happy to help veterans overcome any obstacles that are standing between them and the care they need.
A member of our team is available 24/7 to answer any questions veterans may have about navigating the CCN or receiving care at White Deer Run of Allenwood. Please feel free to contact us at your convenience to get the answers you need.