Baytree Behavioral Health
1370 Bedford Drive
Suite 106
Melbourne, FL 32940

Phone: 321.253.8887

Dr. Scott Fairchild

Doctor of Psychology; Baytree Behavioral Health; Welcome Home Vets, Inc.

Scott Dr. Fairchild is a licensed psychologist who operates Baytree Behavioral Health in Melbourne, Florida. He was the founder and co-director of the Stress, Trauma, and Acute Response (STAR) Team for Kennedy Space Center. Additionally, he co-founded Welcome Home Vets, Inc., a not-for-profit organization operating in Brevard County and in North Florida to support returning Florida veterans with their transition and reintegration into the community.

Serving 21 years on active duty with the Army Medical Department from 1975 to 1996, Dr. Fairchild retired as a lieutenant colonel. While on active duty, he worked in combat health care administration for half of his career, before completing his Doctorate of Psychology at the University of Denver and his internship at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in 1989.

Dr. Fairchild completed his doctoral work on Human Interaction in Space Travel and Space Operations and also later trained in Aviation Psychology serving with Army Aviation and Airborne units. He was selected for the first congressionally mandated Psychopharmacology Demonstration Project, which trained active duty psychologists to prescribe medications.

Having presented at a number of national and international conferences, Dr. Fairchild mobilized a team of presenters for the International Congress of the Critical Incident Stress Foundation conference, sharing his team's experience with critical incident and follow up mental health services following the Columbia accident. The team conducted 53 debriefings with KSC personnel following the disaster. He also organized a team of presenters for a weeklong seminar on posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) for the Florida School of Addiction Studies, where he and his team consult and speak annually.

Dr. Fairchild also serves as a grief camp psychologist for the annual Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), a not-for-profit organization providing services to spouses, children and other family members of those warriors who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

In his clinical practice Dr. Fairchild specializes in PTSD, primarily with veterans, who come from across the country for evaluations and treatment. He has worked with PTSD, mood disorders, ADHD, as well as other brain-based disorders. Dr. Fairchild strongly supports SPECT neuroimaging to identify and treat emotional disorders.

Dr. Fairchild is the Clinical Consultant to American Veterans Empowerment Team (AVET) Project and serves at the lead mental health professional on Project and Recuperation and Reintegration Retreats (PR&R). He also hosts a monthly radio talk show, Heal the Warrior, Heal the Country on AVET American Warrior Radio, WMEL 1300 AM on the last Saturday of each month.