Admissions Process

Oceans Healthcare utilizes the STAR℠ Communication Protocol to accept Active Duty Service Members and Veteran referrals and admissions to the STAR℠ program.

The STAR℠ admission process is simple – to have a patient considered for acceptance into the program, military providers must complete and send the STAR℠ referral form and follow the steps in the one-page admission process document.

Once admitted, DoD/VA clinicians will receive regular updates and discharge planning communication according to the Oceans VA Communication Process and any special requests.


Oceans STAR℠ locations treat active duty and veteran service members according to VA/DoD clinical practice guidelines, providing inpatient and outpatient programs for patients experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, behavioral changes related to medication management or substance use and other behavioral issues.

Clinical programming includes:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Experimental Therapy
  • 12-Step Facilitation
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Exposure therapies
  • An array of skills education such as sleep and relaxation

All Oceans Behavioral Hospital locations treat active duty and veteran service members. Oceans teams are committed to caring for patients and their families with dignity, honesty and compassion. Find a location near you.