Cedar Crest Hospital Patriot Program
The Patriot Program is specially designed to help our Active Duty Service Members and their families focus on healing from the trauma of living through life-threatening events and human tragedy while courageously performing their military duties to maintain our freedom. Our highly qualified professionals stand ready to provide first-class mental health and substance abuse treatment for service members and their family members.
Please allow us the privilege of serving you and your family as professionally as you have served our country.
Patriot Mental Health and Legacy Addiction Treatment Program
Our team is qualified in treating individuals with chemical dependency/abuse, depression, anxiety (to include post-traumatic stress disorder [PTSD]), characterological issues, and other diagnoses that impair one’s functioning.
At Cedar Crest Hospital our Patriot Program strives to provide the best care possible mental health and substance abuse treatment to our service men and women. The professional staff consists of nurses, social workers, psychologists, and psychiatrists; and we believe that a team approach provides unity and encourages an atmosphere of fellowship. This camaraderie is evident in the therapeutic and social interactions among our military population. Our team is qualified in treating individuals with chemical dependency/abuse, depression, anxiety (to include post-traumatic stress disorder [PTSD]), characterological issues, and other diagnoses that impair one’s functioning.
As a core philosophical approach, the Patriot staff tends to adhere to a cognitive behavioral orientation. In addition, we utilize cognitive processing therapy (CPT) for those with PTSD, dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) techniques, family systems, and other approaches. Our treatment team takes a holistic approach to treatment, to include individual and group psychotherapy, medication, physical exercise, and yoga. Group psychotherapy modalities include educational and process, with recreation therapy, cinema therapy, and other expressive methods.
Comprised of many prior active duty military personnel, the program is designed to meet the unique needs of our service men and women. Essential staff consist of psychiatrists, therapists, and nurses with military affiliation. Staff maintains coordination and communication with Post/Base clinicians, physicians, case managers, command, and other appropriate personnel.
What to Expect
When a decision has been made that a service member’s care requires intensive inpatient stabilization and treatment, a referral is made from a military treatment facility to Cedar Crest Hospital. One of our admissions staff will gather general information on the presenting problem, including the referring provider, and the service member’s command. If needed, Cedar Crest Hospital will gladly provide transportation from your facility (or at the individual’s current hosptialization) to ours at no cost to Tricare, the military base/post, or the service member. Once at the hospital, there will be an admission process, including orientation to the program. The service member will be assigned a case manager, an individual therapist, and a psychiatrist.
Length of Stay
We avoid providing a general estimate on length of stay since each patient’s goals, issues, and progress are unique. Many factors are taken into consideration when deciding a discharge date. The treatment team meets regularly to discuss progress, set-backs, concerns, and discharge planning. The Patriot staff will provide weekly clinical updates to one’s referring military treatment facility (MTF) to ensure agreement on treatment and also to ensure continuity of care.
Click here for the Patriot Program flyer (PDF)
Click here for the Legacy Addiction Treatment flyer (PDF)
For more information, please contact Cedar Crest Hospital Patriot Program Admissions Department at 254-939-2100.
Referral Coordination Center:
Toll Free  939-2100 | 24-hour secure fax  939-4075
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