There is no shame in asking for help. I did.
– Herschel Walker, professional athlete and spokesperson for UHS’ Patriot Support program
Valley Hospital’s Freedom Care is an inpatient mental health and substance abuse program developed to meet the unique needs of active duty service members, veterans and their families. Located in a secure inpatient unit in Phoenix, Arizona, Freedom Care offers comprehensive, evidence-based treatment for those experiencing substance use, abuse or dependence, depression, military sexual trauma, combat-induced PTSD/trauma, military-related chronic pain or co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders.
Comprehensive treatment services we provide:
- Combat trauma, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Sexual trauma
- Various psychiatric illnesses
Specific benefits of the Freedom Care program include:
- Separate military group therapy
- Communication with military providers and commanders
- Medication decisions in consultation with military prescribers
- 24/7 dedicated military referral line
Freedom Care has a dedicated program director and medical director that oversee all patient treatment. Comprehensive clinical and command updates are conducted weekly during the patient’s stay, the length of which varies by program, patient acuity and completion of treatment goals. Physician-to-physician communication is provided regarding patient diagnosis and medications. The program follows DOD medication guidelines and provides medical records within three duty-days of the patient’s discharge.
Our Freedom Care program staff offers a strong working partnership with the military healthcare system, TRICARE, and the military patient and his or her family. We also understand the importance of establishing and maintaining strong communication ties with unit commanders who have entrusted their service members to our care.
You serve us. Now let us serve you.
For more information on our Freedom Care inpatient program, contact liaison Kenny Flack at 602-292-6757.