There is no shame in asking for help. I did.
– Herschel Walker, professional athlete and spokesperson for the Patriot Support Program of UHS

Valley Hospital’s Freedom Care is a dedicated first responder and military program with partial hospitalization (PHP), intensive outpatient (IOP) and inpatient treatment available. This program serves all first responders and military service members, including active-duty personnel, veterans, retired military, police officers, firefighters, border patrol agents, Department of Corrections staff and EMTs.

We provide the following comprehensive treatment services:

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Addiction
  • Depression
  • Sexual trauma
  • Mood disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Adjustment disorders
  • Personality disorders
  • Interpersonal conflicts
  • Family dynamics
  • Job-related stressors
  • Anger management
  • Substance abuse

Specific benefits of the Freedom Care program include:

  • Separate military and first responder unit and programing
  • Communication with military providers, command and referral source as needed
  • Medication decisions in consultation with military and appropriate prescribers
  • 24/7 intake appointments
  • Private, confidential assessments
  • Verification of insurance benefits
  • Medication management
  • Walk-ins welcome

For those dealing with substance abuse alongside mental health issues, our programs use Seeking Safety curriculum and SMART Recovery support, along with other therapeutic approaches and interventions.

Our unique approach to PTSD uses group therapy to help first responders and military ground and calm the nervous system through Tension & Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE). Specifically designed to help the body release the biochemical charge held in the body after trauma, TRE is a prevention and recovery process that is immediately effective and can be self-applied and integrated into daily routine.

Inpatient Program

Our inpatient care offers acute, comprehensive, evidence-based treatment for those dealing with substance abuse or dependence, depression, sexual trauma, PTSD, military or first-responder-related chronic pain. Clinical updates are conducted weekly during the patient’s stay, the length of which varies by program, patient acuity and completion of treatment goals.

Outpatient Program

Our outpatient programs use a group therapy model and educate patients about their symptoms. In our PHP and IOP programs, patients develop effective coping and interpersonal skills that help them reintegrate into the community through discussions, exercises, role-playing and other activities. Transportation is provided for those in PHP and IOP care.

Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

Designed to help stabilize acute symptoms of mental health, behavioral health and substance abuse issues in individuals that cause significant impairment from day to day, PHP is appropriate as an alternative to inpatient hospitalization when there is no imminent danger to self or others. It also serves as transitional care following an inpatient stay. PHP is held Monday through Friday from 9 am to 2 pm.

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

IOP provides structure and support in an intensive setting when weekly individual therapy is not enough to achieve desired outcomes. This level of care is appropriate for addressing functional impairment from stress, depression, trauma, anxiety, family dynamics and substance abuse. IOP is held three days a week from 9 am to 12 pm.

Whether you or your loved one are in our inpatient, PHP or IOP program, we can guarantee the continuity of clear communication between our medical professionals and ease of coordination between levels of care, liaisons and referral sources. We accept most commercial insurance plans, as well as TRICARE, Medicare and most managed Medicare plans.

You serve us. Now let us serve you.

For more information on our Freedom Care program, contact liaison Kenny Flack at 602-292-6757.

We are proud to partner with the Arizona Coalition for Military Families, the 100 Club of Arizona and the Pat Tillman Foundation in serving those who dedicate their lives to our country and communities.