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Military Program

Military Program

Our psychiatrists, therapists and clinical staff are dedicated to serving the military population (active duty, veterans and military family members). We design individualized care plans in collaboration with military healthcare providers, emphasizing innovation, respect and patient choice. Our goal is to foster resiliency in those we serve so they may return to duty and society with honor.

We accept TRICARE®, VA, Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurance.

Military Focus

We use an integrated, therapeutic approach using evidence-based therapeutic modalities, including cognitive behavioral therapy, current procedural terminology, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, motivational interviewing, dialectical behavior therapy and traditional 12-step facilitation. Physicians at El Paso Behavioral Health adhere to DOD formulary and are familiar with deployment-limiting diagnoses and medications.

  • Designated military-only unit
  • Exclusively women’s unit
  • Combat trauma recovery
  • Military sexual trauma recovery
  • Detox and 28-day substance abuse program
  • Dual diagnosis
  • Crisis stabilization

Improving Patient Outcomes

Change in PTSD Symptoms From Admission to Discharge (PCL-5 Military)
Admission 35.6
Discharge 22.6
Change in Depression From Admission to Discharge (PHQ-9 Military)
Admission 13.2
Discharge 6.2

Average Patient Satisfaction Military Treatment Program: 4.4 out of 5

El Paso Behavioral Health System uses Mental Health Outcomes, LLC. to monitor clinical improvement and patient satisfaction.
The information presented includes patients admitted from January 2018 to December 2018.
PCL-5 Admission and Discharge Scores (Scale of 0 to 80) – higher scores indicate greater severity.
PHQ-9 Admission and Discharge Scores (Scale of 0 to 27) – higher scores indicate greater severity.
Patient Satisfaction Scores are measured on a scale from 1 (Strongly disagree) to 5 (Strongly Agree).

Specialty Services

We offer innovative, modern approaches to treating complex cases and individuals with co-occurring conditions.

  • Behavioral pain management
  • Long-term crisis management
  • Partial hospitalization outpatient services
  • Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)

Dedication to Military Needs

  • 24/7 availability with individualized consultation and treatment collaboration
  • Consistent communication with MTF and command
  • Expedited, coordinated admission and discharge processes
  • Free confidential, professional assessment
  • Physician referral not required for military dependent admissions
  • Collaboration with local military treatment facility and the VA

Program Features

  • Individual, group and family therapy
  • Experiential therapy (therapeutic outings)
  • Expressive art and pet therapies
  • Mindfulness and relaxation techniques
  • On-site chapel/weekly spirituality group and services by military chaplain
  • Indoor gym/weight room/aerobic exercise room/climbing wall
  • Indoor pool with a separate whirlpool
  • Biweekly haircuts

Military Program Staff

Inpatient Medical Director – Dr. Monica Chabra

Help is Only a Call Away

El Paso Behavioral Health System - Herschel Walker

El Paso Behavioral Health System 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.

Don’t wait. Begin a healthier future with us today. Call 915-544-4000 for a no-cost, confidential assessment 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Se habla español.