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The Military Program

The Military Program

S.T.A.R Military Program at Cedar Hills

Cedar Hills Hospital is dedicated to providing outstanding care and treatment to the men and women who bravely serve the United States Armed Force including active duty, family members, and veterans.

Our S.T.A.R Military Program has an established track-record since 2009 and we have longstanding active power partnerships with all branches of the U.S. military, the DOD/DHA, and the VA system

Our multi-disciplinary approach is administered by a select team of behavioral health and substance abuse professionals, focused on treating, and reestablishing the well-being of service members.

  • Individual Therapy sessions are conducted daily by the Military Unit therapists
  • The S.T.A.R Military Program Medical Director (Psychiatrist) meets with every patient on a daily basis to conduct patient assessment
  • Mondays are focused on individual therapy and personalized patient assessment supervised directly by the S.T.A.R Military Program Medical Director
  • The treatment is tailored, patient specific and abides by DOD best-practices

To make a referral please complete this referral form.

Key Features of the S.T.A.R Military Program:

  • Accelerated admissions to the Military Unit for military patients
  • Referrals and admissions accepted 24/7/365
  • Weekly clinical updates involving the patient, military case manager, physicians, and Commanders
  • Real-time communication with Command and relevant military healthcare professionals
  • Medication assessment and prescription in concert with DOD formulary
  • Command involvement in discharge planning
  • Focus on resiliency and post-traumatic growth
  • Individualized discharge, safety and aftercare planning (inpatient and outpatient)
  • Special visitation hours for family members, friends, and Command
  • Outcome measures for patient progress tracking (PCL-5, PHQ-9, Basis 32)
  • Service dogs

Treatment framework of the S.T.A.R Military Program includes:

  • Individual and group therapy (IP and OP)
  • Medication management
  • Evidence-based Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) specifically for combat-induced PTSD
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for mood disorders
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for co-occurring disorders and mood disorders
  • 12 Step Model available for substance abuse treatment
  • Specialized care that includes exposure therapy outings, gym access, activity-oriented therapies, recreation groups, music groups, art therapy groups, yoga, tai chi, Meditation and pet therapy

If you are or if you know a service member, veteran, or family member in need of treatment our Military Liaison is available to provide guidance and assistance 24/7 and can be reached toll-free at 503-944-5000.

View the S.T.A.R Military Program Schedule here.

In response to the present and growing need for high quality and intensive behavioral health services, Cedar Hills Hospital has developed our military 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’re proud to be part of this network of care.