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Military Programs

Military Programs

Hampton Behavioral Health Center has successfully provided TRICARE®-certified treatment and specialized military programming for service members and their families since 1986. Hampton Behavioral Health Center offers quality behavioral health, diagnostic and treatment services for servicemen and women, veterans and their dependents.

For recently returning service members and veterans who have been diagnosed with Service-related trauma (formerly known as PTSD), Hampton Behavioral Health Center offers a specialized Intensive Outpatient Program. Our military services program focuses on enhancing coping skills and maximizing resiliency. Our military services program, which runs three hours, four days a week, provides a structured environment in which survivors of military trauma can share experiences with peers under the guidance of a licensed clinician. The group members work through trauma-related themes and prepare themselves to focus on the present, allowing them to move on with their lives.

The military services program begins with a comprehensive assessment that includes an evaluation by a member of our psychiatric medical staff. If clinically indicated, medication can be prescribed to help reduce the anxiety, depression and insomnia that accompany Service-related trauma (formerly known as PTSD). Treatment is based on the principles of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), which involves learning skills for effectively communicating and relating to others. Cognitive processing therapy (CPT), an adaptation of CBT, is also utilized and is known to work well with combat vets who have experienced trauma. Survivors will also participate in non-verbal trauma therapies, such as journaling and visual imagery. Patients are taught relaxation techniques and the importance of sleep, exercise and nutrition for their recovery. To support a healthy lifestyle, substance abuse and relapse prevention will be incorporated into the program when appropriate.

Our military services program is dedicated to active duty, recently discharged service personnel and veterans. Our staff works closely with military command, on-base providers and the Veterans Administration to ensure continuity of care for patients once they have completed the program. We are in close proximity to the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst military installations and are easily accessible as a treatment provider for active duty service members and their dependents. Please call Hampton’s Access Center at 800-603-6767 or 609-518-2100 to inquire about any of our programs.

Military Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

The Military Full Day PHP is daily from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The Military Half Day PHP is daily from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The focus of this program is reintegration into civilian life.

Military Services Program

The military services program is offered Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The focus of this program is helping service members that have experienced military-related trauma with reducing symptoms associated with Service-Related Trauma (formerly known as PTSD), enhancing coping skills and maximizing resiliency.

If a service member presents with addiction issues, they can be addressed in dual programming or within the military groups, depending on the severity of the service member’s addiction.

Group topics for the military programs include:

  • Anger management
  • Anxiety management
  • Coping skills
  • Depression management
  • Grief and loss
  • Healthy relationships
  • Mindfulness
  • Reintegration into civilian life

Lunch is available for participants in the hospital cafeteria.

Inpatient Military Program

We offer specialized military inpatient treatment to adults, older adults and adolescents who are either active duty, veterans or military family members. We follow the Department of Veteran Affairs and the Department of Defense guidelines for management of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Individuals receive a comprehensive assessment that includes an evaluation by a member of our psychiatric medical staff. Treatment is based on the principles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) and includes developing skills for coping with anxiety, managing anger and communicating effectively. Medication management may be a component and Electroconvulsive Therapy is available, when appropriate.

Our dedicated, masters-level licensed clinicians facilitate group therapy focusing on recovery and relapse prevention. Our goal is to reduce symptoms and help individuals stabilize so they can live healthy and productive lives.

Help is Only a Call Away

Our staff is dedicated to providing the immediate help an individual might need. Hampton Behavioral Health Center’s Access Center is staffed 24 hours, 7 days a week with specially trained assessment coordinators to provide confidential level of care assessments. Call 800-603-6767 today.