Inpatient Military Mental Health Services

As active-duty personnel or veterans, making sacrifices for our country is common, but mental health difficulties should not be. It’s possible to recover and get back to the active, happy life you deserve.

Inpatient Military Mental Health Services at Windmoor

Windmoor Healthcare provides inpatient military mental health services that can help you move forward with your life. We are committed to delivering exceptional services and outcomes.

Mission Brief: Inpatient Psychiatric and Substance Use Disorder Care

The Military Program at Windmoor is a Patriot Support Program Center of Excellence. We maintain this designation for providing high-quality active-duty and veteran mental health services. Turn to us for effective therapies and a staff that honors your service, privacy and preferences.

Highlights of our program include:

  • Dedicated unit: You stay on a military-only unit separate from other patient populations. You eat with fellow active-duty personnel and veterans, exercise together and attend group sessions exclusively for military patients.
  • Skilled staff: Some of our staff are fellow veterans and can appreciate what you are going through. All staff you interact with understand your unique challenges and want to help you feel better.
  • Continuum of care: We support every stage of your mental health journey. Our Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) provides intensive therapy on a modified schedule five days a week. The Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is three days a week and ensures a smooth transition from inpatient care to everyday life.
  • Timely access: We understand that you’re in pain and want you to get relief as quickly as possible. Assessment and referral specialists are available around the clock. As part of the COMPACT Act, veterans in suicidal crises have coverage in community programs such as ours.
    • For active duty, first responder and National Guard admissions, contact our Military Care Coordinator at 727-742-1306.
    • For veteran admissions, contact your local VA for referral authorization.
    • For urgent suicidal ideation support, call 988 or go to the nearest emergency room.
  • Flexible visitor policy: Your loved ones are welcome to visit on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 19:15 and 20:00 (7:15 and 8:00 p.m.) and Saturdays and Sundays from 14:00 to 14:45 (2:00 to 2:45 p.m.). Individuals from an active-duty patient’s Command post can visit outside of regular visitor hours with your approval. You also have access to an on-unit phone and possibly your cellphone during your stay.

Roll Call: Your Military Mental Health Care Team

We tailor inpatient active-duty and veteran mental health services to your needs. Our staff pays attention to your preferences and treatment response, helping put your goals within reach.

If you have any questions regarding the military program, you can reach out to our Clinical Program Director, Tiffany Castleman: [email protected]

You may receive services from:

  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychologists
  • Mental health counselors
  • Nurses
  • Social workers
  • Mental health technicians
  • Dietitians

About Our Active Duty and Veteran Mental Health Services

You receive intensive services from psychiatrists and other specialists as needed. Trusted mental health providers guide military-only group sessions during which you learn communication and healthy coping strategies. As the end of your inpatient stay approaches, we explain how to build on the progress you’ve made in preparation for discharge.

Inpatient services and mental health support for active-duty personnel and veterans

Services we provide include:

  • At least two individual therapy sessions per week
  • Designated gym for military personnel and certified personal fitness trainer
  • On-site substance use support from Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous and SMART Recovery
  • Recreational therapy, pet therapy and mindfulness training
  • Structured schedule

Evidence-based treatment modalities

We use a variety of methods that can help you achieve your goals, including:

  • 12-step modalities for overcoming addiction
  • American Society of Addiction Medicine’s 8 Dimensions of Wellness Model
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive processing therapy (CPT)
  • Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT)
  • Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Prolonged exposure (PE) therapy

Who is Our Inpatient Military Mental Health Program For?

Our program is for veterans and active-duty personnel with mental health issues disrupting their daily lives. There’s no need to feel shame or embarrassment. You deserve the peace of mind that therapy can bring.

You may benefit from our program if you are experiencing severe symptoms of:

  • Depression
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Dual diagnosis (substance use plus another mental health issue)
  • Military sexual trauma
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Substance use disorder
  • Suicidal ideation or intent

Veteran Safe Place Program

Fire Watch Veteran Safe Place

Windmoor Healthcare staff have completed the required training through The Fire Watch to become a designated Veteran Safe Place. We are proud to obtain this designation and further our mission to provide high-quality active-duty and veteran mental health services. The Fire Watch is Florida’s fight to end veteran suicide. In 2021, The Fire Watch created the Veteran Safe Place program for businesses and organizations to show their support, and to help eliminate veteran suicide throughout Florida. The VSP program is designed specifically for organizations to educate, train and empower their employees to be able to identify and support a veteran in crisis.

Learn more about the Veteran Safe Place Program here. 

About Patriot Support Programs

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We provide unparalleled treatment to active-duty service members facing a variety of behavioral health challenges. Recognizing the unique stressors and experiences associated with military service, our facilities offer comprehensive and personalized care for issues such as PTSD, depression, substance use, and complex trauma. Our dedicated staff, psychiatrists and therapists work closely with referring agencies and to ensure seamless communication and customized goals for active-duty personnel in our tailored programs. For more information about Patriot Support Programs, please visit www.PatriotSupportPrograms.com.

We’re Here to Help You

Call 727-322-7222 or contact us to get help now. Admissions representatives are available 24/7 to provide no-cost, confidential assessments. If there is a mental health crisis, please call 988 or go to the nearest emergency room.

Help and hope are closer than you think.

Personalized mental health and addiction treatment is ready for you. We are here to help.