If you’re a Post 9/11 Veteran dealing with PTSD symptoms, or suffering as the result of military sexual trauma or other invisible wounds, there is help for you. The best part about this help? It comes at no cost to you.
With a focus on treating Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Military Sexual Trauma (MST) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Emory Healthcare has established a Veterans Program to provide the help you need, for free.
What exactly do you mean by free?
Emory Healthcare is willing to cover transportation, lodging, meals, clinical care, and other expenses in order to get Veterans suffering from PTSD, MST or TBI the treatment and help needed to move forward and live a rich and fulfilling life.
It doesn’t matter if you are located in California or Alaska, Emory Healthcare will fly you to their facility in Atlanta, GA so you can be treated.
What sort of treatment is offered for PTSD, MST and TBI?
At the Emory Brain Health Center in Atlanta, veterans can participate in a 2 week Intensive Out-Patient program where treatment will be provided by a world-class team of doctors, psychiatrists, psychologists and also fellow Veterans.
Rather than a slew of group sessions, 90% of the care provided is one-on-one in order to tailor treatment to the needs of each individual patient based on a comprehensive assessment. Treatments may include:
- Cognitive Rehabilitation
- Stress Management Skills
- Sleep training and education
- Sleep studies
- Integrative medicine for wellness (acupuncture and yoga)
- Family Counseling
- Employment and Financial education resources
- Physical rehabilitation
After the 2 week Intensive Out-Patient program, a case manager will continue to follow up and help coordinate continued care within your local community.
Who can receive treatment through the program?
Regardless of discharge status, deployment history, or length of service, any Post 9/11 veteran or current active duty and reserves service member is eligible to receive treatment for PTSD, TBI, MST. If you have served just one day after September 11, 2001 you are eligible for treatment.
To find out if you are eligible, you can contact Emory Healthcare at 1-888-514-5345 and a care coordinator will ask you a few questions to determine eligibility.
If you would prefer for Emory Healthcare to contact you, just fill out the form provided here.
What if I don’t have health insurance?
Even if you don’t have health insurance, or Emory Healthcare cannot accept your current insurance, the Veterans Program will still pay the entire cost of treatment. If your insurance can be accepted and you are normally required to pay a co-pay for a provider visit, the program will also cover the cost of the co-pay for you.
Does Emory’s Veterans Program share my information with anyone if I receive treatment?
Patient confidentiality is taken very seriously by the Veterans Program and health information will not be shared with any agency or person without consent from the veteran or service member.
If you feel like you need help with treatment for PTSD or any other invisible wound, don’t hesitate to contact Emory’s Veterans Program. As a member of the Warrior Care Network, Emory’s Healthcare is eager to give back to veterans and help them reclaim their lives.
Once again, the contact number is 1-888-514-5345 or you can fill out their contact form and you should receive a call back within 2 business days. There’s no catch and no risk, if you’re eligible and in need of help, this is a great opportunity.
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