Wekiva Springs Center can help you overcome the unique stressors that active-duty military and veterans face. Close ties with Veterans Affairs (the VA) add another dimension to our ability to help you heal.
Inpatient Mental Health Services for Active-Duty Personnel and Veterans
The Military Program at Wekiva Springs Center is a specialized mental health program for active-duty military and veterans. We deliver the services and support you need to move forward with your life.
Highlights of our program include:
- Multidisciplinary care: Psychiatrists, licensed clinical social workers and therapists guide your recovery. You may also receive care from medical doctors, nutritionists and other specialists. Many of our behavioral health providers are veterans or military spouses. Our staff understands what you are going through and does everything possible to help.
- Comfortable care environment: Our facility is a soothing, healing environment. You have access to an outdoor pool, courtyard and open spaces for gatherings. We also have a fenced-in yard and welcome service dogs. Take a virtual tour.
- Prompt, no-cost assessments: We stand ready 24 hours a day to assess and admit patients needing our help. Admissions staff are available in person and by calling us at 904-296-3533.
- Continuum of care: We personalize therapies to help you feel confident about reentering the community when the time is right. After discharge, additional services help you resume regular activities and maintain healthy relationships with loved ones. Explore our intensive outpatient program and partial hospitalization program.
Inpatient Active-Duty and Veteran Mental Health Services
You receive intensive one-on-one care from psychiatrists and other specialists as needed. Mental health providers guide group sessions where you build communication skills and coping strategies. Find out more about what to expect.
On-site VA assistance
VA representatives come to Wekiva Springs Center a few times a week to provide an extra layer of one-on-one care. Representatives include:
- Homeless coordinator: If you don’t have a place to call home after treatment, you may wish to speak with the homeless coordinator. They can help you find affordable housing options and explain VA benefits that may help you pay for them.
- Peer support specialist: This specialist is a veteran with training in helping fellow military personnel and veterans with substance use disorders. They answer questions and share information about VA benefits you may find useful, like long-term inpatient services.
- Suicide prevention coordinator: Special assistance is available if you are considering harming yourself. You can share your feelings with the coordinator, and they can talk to you about steps to stay safe. They also help you access additional VA support services.
Additional inpatient mental health services
Other services we offer include:
- EMDR: This technique involves moving your eyes in a specific pattern while thinking about a traumatic event. Doing so trains your brain to make unpleasant memories more manageable. Explore eye movement desensitization and reprocessing.
- Women’s-only unit: Women dealing with domestic violence and sexual trauma undergo care in a unit where only female patients are allowed.
- Dual diagnosis: Services include specialized therapy for people experiencing both substance use disorder and mental health issues. Get more information about inpatient dual diagnosis treatment.
Who Are Inpatient Active-Duty and Veteran Mental Health Services For?
If you or your loved one is an active-duty service member or a veteran experiencing mental health issues, there’s no need to be embarrassed or ashamed. Getting help can be the first step toward maintaining lasting relief.
We regularly care for active-duty military and veterans experiencing severe symptoms of:
- Domestic violence
- Military sexual trauma
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Substance use disorder
Get Help Now
For a no-cost and confidential assessment, call us at 904-296-3533. We are here 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If there is a life-threatening emergency, call 911 for medical concerns or 988 for suicide or mental health crisis.