Military and Veteran mental health care should be provided in a way that is consistent with and informed by military culture. At Vista del Mar Hospital, our multidisciplinary teams address the unique and powerful issues that confront active duty members and Veterans and provide only the most effective and appropriate treatment methods.
What is the Military Support Program?
Our Military Support Program offers treatment options that are tailored to each service member or Veteran’s specific needs and preferences. We commonly address the following conditions:
- Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
- Acute Stress Disorder
- Combat Operational Stress
- Military Sexual Trauma
- Mood disorders
- Substance abuse disorders
- Dual-diagnosis (co-occurring psychological condition and substance abuse)
What Types of Treatment Are Available?
Vista del Mar offers an inpatient Military Support Program that can be followed by a step-down to our outpatient services in the Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) or Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). Our discharge planning and step-down process allows for patients to transition smoothly from the inpatient to outpatient programs.
What Is the Trauma Treatment Program?
Vista del Mar’s Military Support Program specializes in the treatment of Posttraumatic Stress disorder using a trauma-informed care (TIC) model in addition to offering only the gold-standards of treatment for traumatic stress. All Military Program staff are trained in TIC and many of the staff are Veterans with personal understanding and knowledge of military culture and community. The treatment program may include but is not limited to:
- Medication Management and Psychiatry
- Intensive Individual Therapy
- Family and Couples Education and Interventions
- Group therapy and Skill Building
- Expressive Therapy
- Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy
- Trauma-Sensitive Yoga
- Community Reintegration Activities
- Chaplains Services
Military Mental Health Care for Dependents
When a member of the military is deployed, it can be traumatic for those who are left at home. The same is true for when veterans return and are dealing with the many issues that accompany a tour or tours overseas, and their family members are trying to understand and help.
At Vista Del Mar, we offer short inpatient hospitalization services for stabilization in a crisis situation. Our services are available to adolescents ages 12-17, as well as adult family members/dependents. Our detox and dual diagnosis programs are also available to military spouses and dependents.
How Do I Take Advantage of the Program?
Active duty military members should consult with your mental health providers on base or at your Military Treatment Facility (MTF). Veterans who are seen at the VA should consult your VA mental health provider or primary care doctor. Veterans using private insurance should contact the hospital directly. You can review our admissions process for additional information. You can also contact the Military Program Director at 805-653-6434 X255 or Patient Services at 805-653-6434.
To obtain authorizations for treatment we will work with HealthNet/Tricare, the VA and your current mental health professional, or other current insurance to get approval for admission. Only required information is shared with the military chain of command or insurance; all other information is confidential.
If you are a military member or veteran who may benefit from our services, contact us immediately for an assessment. At Vista Del Mar Behavioral Healthcare Hospital in Ventura, CA, we care, we can help, and we can make a difference.