Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Warrior Check-Up?

  • A program offered and evaluated by the University of Washington for active duty military personnel at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
  • It offers you the chance to think through your questions or concerns about drinking, drug use, or the use of prescription medications.
  • It is open to army personnel regardless of rank, including people in leadership roles.
  • It gives you help finding options before drinking or drug problems catch the attention of others.

What should I expect?

  • It involves 5 private phone calls with UW staff over a period of about 6 months.
  • The first phone call gives you more details about the program and determines if you are eligible.
  • If you are eligible, we interview you to learn about your experiences.
  • From there, you have a phone call with a UW counselor.
  • We interview you by phone 3 and 6 months later.
  • Generally, the questions in these interviews are about your drinking/drug use and how it impacts you.

What's in it for me?

  • Participating may help you make a decision that's right for you about an issue that's been bothering you.
  • Command is not notified about your participation.
  • You can even enroll anonymously, where even we won't know who you are.
  • You can get a PO box on or off-post if you so choose.
  • You can earn up to $175 for your participation.

What are your hours?

  • We are available Monday through Friday, from 8 am to 7 pm.
  • Our staff is flexible and will work with you to find a time that works best for you.


  • If so, check it out: 888-685-DUTY (3889) or
  • Give us a call to learn more.
  • Also, we are happy to answer any questions you may have about the project.
A University of Washington Study in cooperation with the Department of Defense