Program

About Us

The Oceans Healthcare STAR℠ program, which stands for Support Through Active Recovery, is a specialized military behavioral health program for active duty and Veteran adults and seniors. The program provides inpatient and intensive outpatient programs treating depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, combat-related and other behavioral health disorders and substance use with co-occurring behavioral conditions.

Our Approach

The STAR? program addresses the needs of service members who have served during peacetime service or modern wars such as Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation New Dawn. Seniors, including Korean- and Vietnam-era veterans, attend separate programs with peers while their service-related issues are addressed individually.

Our highly structured program is driven by clinical programming developed by physicians and specialists familiar with military life. Physician-led treatment teams are trained in evidence-based psychotherapies, including clinical practice guidelines recommended by the Department of Defense and Veteran’s Administration.

STAR? provides a familiar, structured environment for patients, including a dedicated military liaison to provide a seamless transition and program schedules that adhere to military time. All program team members undergo military culture training.

 

FAQ

  • What do you treat?

    Specialized inpatient and intensive outpatient programs address a range of behavioral health issues, including:

    • Post-traumatic stress for combat-related, military sexual trauma and other traumas
    • Substance use disorder co-occurring with a behavioral condition, including detoxification
    • Anxiety, depression and other debilitating behavioral illnesses

    Co-occurring disorders are treated concurrently.

  • Who can receive treatment?

    The Oceans STAR℠ program addresses the needs of active duty military and veterans who have served during peacetime service or modern wars such as Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation New Dawn. Services are also available for family members who are experiencing acute behavioral symptoms.

  • Can family members receive treatment?

    Yes. STAR℠ is proud to support family members of active duty servicemembers and veterans. Family members attend programming with civilians, and their unique military needs are met individually.

  • Do you accept my insurance?

    We accept TRICARE, VA CHOICE, Medicare and most other insurance plans.

  • What is the intake process?

    When accepting a referral, The Intake Department will promptly determine if the patient is accepted. Intake will request proper VA/DoD authorization, a completed STAR℠ referral form, and other clinical information. Helpful information will be provided to patients, families, military providers and commands. If the patient has medical issues requiring further review, the Intake Department will coordinate that review with the clinical team.

  • What is the admissions process?

    The Intake Department counselor will facilitate the admission, including coordination of transportation, until the patient’s arrival and keep the clinical team updated as the case progresses. If the individual is a veteran, the Intake Department counselor, with assistance from the military liaison as needed, will also conduct all preadmission communication with the VA.  

    When the patient arrives, the Intake Department counselor will coordinate all necessary paperwork and work with all relevant contacts to ensure communication between clinical and military teams.  

    The Intake Department counselor will admit the patient into the appropriate clinical programming following completion of all necessary paperwork and notifications.

  • What does the clinical program entail?

    A structured military schedule and individualized and comprehensive clinical care is provided to all patients attending the STAR℠ Program.

    The clinical team will collaborate with and provide regular updates to military providers and psychiatrists. Discharge documents will be provided within three duty days of discharge.

  • What does the discharge process look like?

    Oceans understands that long-term healing requires active and ongoing support. Every STAR℠ program patient is assigned a discharge planner to coordinate their aftercare needs. Aftercare appointments for behavioral health diagnoses will be scheduled with the mental health department within a week of discharge.

  • How do I make a referral?

    To make a referral to the Oceans STAR℠ program,

    • Abilene, Texas, location at 325-437-6699

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