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Patriot Support Program

We are proud to be a designated facility for the UHS Patriot Support Program, offering individualized mental health and substance use addiction treatment for active-duty military, veterans and their immediate family members within each of our treatment units. The key element of our Patriot Support Program is our Return to Mission Wellness Treatment Program for active-duty members and veterans. In addition to the standard care elements offered within each unit, this program also includes a military-specific treatment and outcomes approach and Command-involved discharge planning for our active duty service members.

Return to Mission Wellness Treatment Program

The Return to Mission Wellness Treatment Program is designed to provide integrated mental health care, substance use addiction treatment and rehabilitation services for active-duty service members or veterans dealing with mental health and/or substance use addictions, possibly aggravated by the stressful or adverse experiences resulting from deployment and reintegration. Our mission for these service members is to equip them with the tools needed to maintain stability while moving forward as productive and healthy members of our nation’s Armed Forces. Our treatment program encourages family involvement as part of the treatment process to better allow service members a supported transition back to military life.

In addition to traditional treatment approaches, this program’s unique features also include:

  • Military Specific Treatment and Case Management
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Management
  • Pain Management
  • Dedicated Military Liaison
  • Direct Admissions To Unit For Military Patients 24/7
  • Military specific Outcome Measures For Tracking Patient Progress
  • Active Partnership With MTF, Behavioral Health Clinic And Command
  • Command Involvement On Discharge Planning

The service member or veteran can be assured their needs will be met by a team of experienced mental health treatment professionals. While treatment progresses, constant contact is maintained with the key Command and Base Support Networks to ensure a seamless transition back to active military readiness.

For more information please contact Tammy Pulliam, LCSW, Director of Clinical Services & Military Liaison at 912-638-1999, ext. 136.

Saint Simons By-The-Sea - Herschel Walker

Saint Simons By-The-Sea is proud to be part of the Patriot Support Programs, a network of facilities utilizing best practices to effectively treat military service members and veterans. Click above to play a special message from Heisman Trophy winner and mental health advocate, Herschel Walker, who is also a Patriot Support Program spokesperson.

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