In addition to the expertise and support of care team members, Marines have access to the WWR’s medical section. The section consists of the regiment surgeon, regiment nurse, mental health advisor, psychological health program coordinator and several clinical care advocates (CCAs).
The medical section advises WWR and Marine commands regarding medical issues, emerging technologies and treatments impacting WII Marines, with emphasis on the invisible wounds of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and combat stress.
Clinical care advocates also support individual Marines through case review, medical advocacy, and care coordination. CCAs work closely with the Marine Intercept Program and other Marine and Family programs to ensure all available support is offered to Marines in need. All Marines, whether assigned to a WWR asset or not, can receive medical section support.