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THRIVE Program – Intake

THRIVE Program – Intake Process

The UNC THRIVE Program is poised to provide the best care possible for Veterans and first responders who join our program. Our interdisciplinary team includes athletic trainers, neuroscientists, epidemiologists, neuropsychologists, physicians, physiatrists, and other disciplines. We work together in an inclusive environment of talented faculty, staff, postdoctoral trainees, graduate students, and undergraduate research assistants. Together, we innovate solutions to meet the growing needs we encounter in caring for our civilian and military patients and study participants. If you believe you may be a candidate for our program, please read the details below.

Apply to the THRIVE Program

We are eager to learn more about you and to assess your candidacy for our program. The process begins by completing an initial pre-screen form to confirm your eligibility.  After completing this pre-screen form, you should receive an email for additional information from within 24 hours (please check junk/spam mail folder if you haven’t received one within 24 hours). Our THRIVE Program team will review your responses and follow up with you within 24-48 hours to outline the next steps.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the THRIVE Program team at 984-215-5151 or

For Healthcare Providers

For additional Information about the THRIVE Program clinical services or patient referrals, please contact us at 984-215-5151 or

You can refer a patient to the THRIVE Program by completing the Provider Referral Form below, or sending an email to

Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion

We recognize that a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment for our participants enriches our THRIVE Program by building creative bridges connecting Veterans and first responders together in our program. Our leadership, administrative staff, clinical team, and senior advisors all work together to build a creative team that fosters innovative clinical care and enhances our clinical research mission. We are passionate about creating and sustaining a diverse and inclusive environment for everyone. It is therefore our policy not to discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or Active Duty or Veteran status.

We are also committed to providing a safe environment for our team and for our campus community. Many members of our team have completed several training opportunities, including:

  1. HAVEN (Helping Advocates for Ending Violence Now): in collaboration between the Equal Opportunity and Compliance office, the Carolina Women’s Center, and Student Wellness.
  2. Green Zone Training: to train members of the Carolina community to know more about the issues and concerns faced by military-affiliated students and to identify individuals who are available to assist this population
  3. Safe Zone: A program designed to create a network of allies for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, and allied (LGBTQIA+) students.
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