Freedom Care Military and First Responder Program
Valley Hospital’s Freedom Care is a dedicated first responder and military program with partial hospitalization (PHP), intensive outpatient (IOP) and inpatient treatment available. This program serves all first responders and military service members, including active-duty personnel, veterans, retired military, police officers, law enforcement, firefighters, border patrol agents, Department of Corrections staff and EMTs.
We provide the following comprehensive treatment services:
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Sexual trauma
- Mood disorders
- Anxiety disorders
- Social anxiety disorders
- Panic disorder (Panic attacks)
- Adjustment disorders
- Personality disorders
- Interpersonal conflicts
- Family dynamics
- Job-related stressors
- Anger management
- Substance abuse
Specific benefits of the Freedom Care program include:
- Separate military and first responder unit and programming
- Communication with military providers, command and referral source as needed
- Medication decisions in consultation with military and appropriate prescribers
- 24/7 intake appointments
- Private, confidential assessments
- Verification of insurance benefits
- Medication management
- Walk-ins welcome
For those dealing with substance abuse alongside mental health issues, our programs use Seeking Safety curriculum and SMART Recovery support, along with other therapeutic approaches and interventions.
Valley Hospital, located in Phoenix, Arizona, has a unique approach to diagnosing PTSD issues. Group therapy is an approach that is used to help first responders and military ground and calm the nervous system through Tension & Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE).
Specifically designed to help the body release the biochemical charge held in the body after trauma, TRE is a prevention and recovery process that is immediately effective. TRE can be self-applied and integrated into daily routine to reduce symptoms such as intense fear, avoidance of social situations, panic and more.
Our inpatient care offers acute, comprehensive, evidence-based treatment for those dealing with substance abuse or dependence, depression, sexual trauma, PTSD. This includes military or first-responder-related chronic pain and other mental health problems. Clinical updates are conducted weekly during the patient’s stay. The length of which varies by program, patient acuity and completion of treatment goals.
Our outpatient programs use a group therapy model and educate patients about their symptoms. In our PHP and IOP programs, patients develop effective coping and interpersonal skills that help them reintegrate into the community through discussions, exercises, role-playing and other activities. Transportation is provided for those in PHP and IOP care.
Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)
This program is designed to help stabilize acute symptoms of mental health, behavioral health and substance abuse issues in individuals that cause significant impairment from day to day. PHP is appropriate as an alternative to inpatient hospitalization when there is no imminent danger to self or others. It also serves as transitional care following an inpatient stay. PHP is held at our facility Monday through Friday from 9 am to 2 pm.
Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
IOP provides structure and support in an intensive setting when weekly individual therapy is not enough to achieve desired outcomes. This level of care is appropriate for addressing functional impairment from stress, depression, trauma, anxiety, family dynamics and substance abuse. IOP is held three days a week from 9 am to 12 pm at our facility.
Why Choose Military and First Responder-Specific Programs?
A military mental health program at a pro-military rehab center, which includes a first responder treatment program, can be beneficial for both groups. A first responder or military mental health crisis can come from different traumas than the general population.
Traumatic brain injuries through the line of duty can cause mental health issues, and, if a rehab for veterans program does not know that, it could lead to an inaccurate treatment program overall. Damage to the brain impacts mental health by resulting in everything from depressed moods to types of anxiety disorders, memory loss and changes in attitude and behavior.
PTSD treatment programs for veterans can change the course of their lives forever, but proper inpatient PTSD treatment for veterans can be tricky. Where a military PTSD treatment center for veterans can help is through understanding, commitment to care and compassion. According to the National Center for PTSD, people with PTSD need to be treated by those familiar with the risk factors to have more positive results.
First responders, on the other hand, need a first responder mental health program or a rehab program for first responders, because first responders face different challenges than most. First responder therapists understand and can help you to get the help you need from people who get where you are coming from.
Whether you or your loved one are in our inpatient, PHP or IOP program, we can guarantee the continuity of clear communication between our medical professionals and ease of coordination between levels of care, liaisons and referral sources. We accept most commercial insurance plans, as well as TRICARE®, Medicare and most managed Medicare plans.
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We are proud to partner with the Arizona Coalition for Military Families and the 100 Club of Arizona in serving those who dedicate their lives to our country and communities.
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