Military Resiliency FAQ

Learn more about some of the commonly asked questions about Emerald Coast Behavioral Hospital’s Military Resiliency Program, a behavioral health program for active, reserve and National Guard service members.

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Military Resiliency Information

Read below to learn the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions that Emerald Coast Behavioral Hospital receives about our Military Resiliency Program.

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The Military Resiliency Program features a streamlined referral and admissions process; specialized military unit with gymnasium and workout equipment; comprehensive medication management that adheres to DoD formulary; and a collaborative relationship with open lines of communication between command, mental health clinic and facility clinicians. The MRU treatment team develops individualized treatment plans and provides daily treatment updates to the referring providers. We understand that a diagnosis can have serious implications on a military career. Our clinicians will not change a diagnosis for any service member without first discussing the change with the referring provider at length.

Emerald Coast Behavioral Hospital prides our Military Resiliency Program on world class service excellence, effective communication and proper documentation. Administrative telephone numbers and emails are provided upon request, and we are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to address any needs or concerns. We happily open up our facility to referring providers and welcome command visits 365 days a year. The Military Resiliency Program also has two dedicated military liaisons to help facilitate appropriate and consistent communication between command and other referring providers, as well as streamline the referral process and handle any other specific needs or requests.

Communication includes regular patient updates via treatment team conference calls, progress notes sent to providers daily and coordination of care/participation of command in the discharge planning process. We do not discharge on Fridays, weekends, or holidays to ensure service members adhere to the requirements of a same date follow-up at the mental health clinic after an inpatient hospitalization.

Our patients come from military installations across the globe. We are happy to discuss transportation arrangements.

For more information on the Military Resiliency Program, call Emerald Coast Behavioral Hospital at 850-763-0017. To speak directly with staff on the Military Resiliency Unit, call 850-532-6485.

Emerald Coast Behavioral Hospital also offers a Veteran’s Program, which is embedded within our open adult unit. Curriculum is tailored specifically to veterans’ issues and education, including accessing veteran-specific care upon discharging from the hospital. Veterans are evaluated upon admission by our clinical experts who will determine which program is best for the veteran.

For additional information on our Veteran’s Program, visit our adult programs page.

In response to the present and growing need for high quality and intensive behavioral health services, Emerald Coast Behavioral Hospital has developed our Military Resiliency Program through our parent company’s Patriot Support Program network of treatment centers, support staff and medical professionals dedicated to treating active duty members of the military, veterans and their families. We are proud and honored to be part of this network of care.

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