Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 10/09/2020

As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at Greenleaf Behavioral Health Hospital to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, on-site visitation is no longer allowed at Greenleaf Behavioral Health Hospital.

  • This restriction has been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • Options for telehealth visitation are continuously evaluated so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff has received infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance has been provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are being monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.
  • We are in communication with our local health department to receive important community-specific updates.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

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Active Military & Veteran HERO Program for Mental Health & Addiction Treatment in Valdosta, GA

Greenleaf Behavioral Health Hospital’s H.E.R.O. program is an inpatient track for active-duty military members and veterans who are struggling with trauma-related challenges. Our hospital in Valdosta, Georgia, offers the specialized care service professionals need to start living the lives they deserve.

About the H.E.R.O. Program

Learn about our inpatient program for military members and veterans at Greenleaf Behavioral Health Hospital in Valdosta, GA

Greenleaf Behavioral Health Hospital offers the H.E.R.O. (Honor, Empower, Restore, Overcome) program for active-duty military members and veterans who need support for trauma-related mental health and substance use disorders. This specialty inpatient track addresses the unique needs of individuals who are currently serving in the military or have had military careers.

The H.E.R.O. program provides an acute level of care for individuals whose symptoms have become so disruptive that they are unable to function in their day-to-day lives. You or your loved one will receive round-the-clock monitoring and evidence-based care provided by a multidisciplinary team that is experienced in helping veterans and members of the military learn to manage the symptoms they’ve been struggling with.

There’s no single way to heal from the effects of trauma, so your recovery journey will begin with a detailed assessment so that we can gain a better understanding of your specific needs. Based on that assessment, your personalized care plan may include elements of:

  • Group and individual therapies
  • Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Recreational and music therapies
  • Equine therapy
  • Community-based outings
  • Daily physical training and yoga

Our initial goal is to help you achieve stabilization, but we will also empower you to continue your progress at a lower level of care so that you experience recovery that lasts well beyond your time at our hospital in Valdosta, Georgia.

Benefits of the H.E.R.O. Program

Get information about the benefits of our inpatient program for military members and veterans at Greenleaf Behavioral Health Hospital in Valdosta, GA

Many people who have served in the military have experienced a traumatic event at least once during their career, while some members of the military face traumatic situations regularly. Service members are often confronted with natural disasters, injuries, deaths, threats to their lives, and threats to the lives of people close to them. And they typically have very little time to process the emotions behind those experiences before facing the next threatening situation.

When you choose the H.E.R.O. program at Greenleaf Behavioral Health Hospital in Valdosta, Georgia, you benefit from programming designed with the specific needs of veterans and members of the military in mind. Group therapy is a crucial component of this program, allowing you to connect with others who have shared similar experiences so that you can hear their perspectives, exchange stories, and see that you are not alone in your recovery journey.

We also understand just how difficult it can be to verbally communicate the emotions tied to the traumatic events you’ve experienced. This specialty program offers interventions that can help you find ways to express those feelings and start to process the effects of trauma, such as EMDR, music therapy, recreational therapy, and equine therapy.

By taking part in this specialized program, you can begin to regain control of the symptoms that have disrupted your day-to-day life.

Our Admissions Criteria

Understand the admissions criteria for our inpatient program for active-duty military members and veterans at Greenleaf Behavioral Health Hospital

Each person responds to mental illness or addiction in a different way, so the admissions process at Greenleaf Behavioral Health Hospital begins with a comprehensive assessment to determine whether our hospital is the right place for you.

The H.E.R.O. program might be ideal for you if you fit these general criteria:

  • Age 18 or older
  • Active-duty military member
  • Military veteran
  • Suffering from a mental health disorder or a substance use disorder

The H.E.R.O. program provides services for active-duty military members and veterans who are struggling with trauma-related challenges, such as:

  • Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Depression
  • Anxiety disorder
  • Substance use disorder
  • Anger-control problems
  • Disrupted sleep patterns
  • Nightmares

Our goal is to ensure that you or your loved one gets the very best care for your specific needs, whether that’s with us or somewhere else. If at any time we determine that another facility may be better suited to provide you with the care you need, we would be happy to make the appropriate referral to a trusted, vetted source.

Please note that this is general information regarding the admissions criteria for the military program at our Valdosta-area hospital that we provide for reference purposes only. Contact us directly to schedule an assessment so that you can make the best choice for yourself or someone you love.

If you have any questions about the admissions criteria or admissions process for the H.E.R.O. program at Greenleaf Behavioral Health Hospital, please contact us at your convenience. A knowledgeable member of our team can answer any questions you might have about our specialized program for active-duty military members and veterans.

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