Military Mental Health and Addiction Treatment in Orlando

Defending your country in the military can impact you physically, mentally and emotionally. Many members of the military experience trauma and require mental health and rehabilitation services. University Behavioral Center is here to help.

University Behavioral Center Military Program

University Behavioral Center is proud to offer mental health and substance use disorder treatment for military service members. Our specialized inpatient programs are tailored to the unique needs of active-duty service members, veterans and military families.

Military Behavioral Health Care in Florida: Why Choose Us?

For more than 30 years, University Behavioral Center has provided hope and healing to people in Central Florida. We offer mental health treatment, detox services and specialized care for military members with dual diagnoses.

At our military-focused mental health program, you’ll find:

  • Veteran-trained therapists: Our clinicians have specialized training in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other conditions that particularly affect service members. Some of our caregivers are veterans themselves. They understand how your training, culture and experiences in the military affect your recovery.
  • TRICARE®-certified rehab center: We proudly accept TRICARE for inpatient hospitalization at our rehab center. TRICARE covers emergency intervention and stabilization for mental health or withdrawal crises, as well as non-emergency rehabilitation for substance use disorders and psychiatric conditions.
  • Peer support: During inpatient recovery, you’re in a treatment program with other service members. This helps foster an environment of trust, respect and camaraderie while preventing self-isolation. Through shared experiences and mutual understanding, you can help your peers overcome challenges similar to your own.

PTSD Inpatient Treatment

For many military members, trauma has deeply destructive effects on their physical, mental and emotional health. As part of our rehabilitation program, we help you identify and process trauma so that you can move forward with long-term recovery.

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health disorder that can result from experiencing or witnessing a traumatic, distressing event. And while PTSD doesn’t only affect military personnel, it is a common consequence of combat, war, violence and terrorism. It can also stem from other issues including:

  • Frequent deployments or relocations
  • Grief from a friend dying in combat
  • Family or marital stress

PTSD can lead to severe symptoms such as nightmares, flashbacks and depression. You may be easily triggered or terrified by certain sounds or sights. You may sense danger in everyday situations or in other people, which can lead to self-isolation.

We offer comprehensive care for PTSD, as well as other conditions that can occur alongside PTSD, such as:

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
  • Drug or alcohol use disorder
  • Mood disorders

Suicide Prevention for Military Members: What is the COMPACT Act?

When you’re in a crisis, financial concerns should not prevent you from getting the care you need. The Comprehensive Prevention, Access to Care, and Treatment (COMPACT) Act entitles veterans in a suicidal crisis to go to any VA or non-VA healthcare facility in their community for emergency care at no cost.

Under the COMPACT Act, you receive free:

  • Inpatient or crisis residential care for up to 30 days
  • Outpatient care for up to 90 days
  • Transportation to and from care
  • Access to social services and community-based programs

Learn more about the COMPACT Act. If there is an immediate risk to yourself or others, call 911.

Patriot Support Programs

Patriot Support Program Veterans logoPatriot Support Program facilities cater to the specific needs of veterans, providing a supportive environment that addresses the distinct challenges faced during and after their service. We understand the complexities of transitioning to civilian life and managing service-related trauma, and our specialized programs focus on helping veterans overcome obstacles such as depression, PTSD, and addiction. We deliver evidence-based treatment, hope and healing. For more information about Patriot Support Programs, please visit

Get Help Now

Call 407-281-7000 or contact us to get help now. At University Behavioral Center, our staff is available 24/7 for no-cost, confidential assessments. If you need immediate medical assistance, contact 911 or seek the nearest emergency room.

Help and hope are closer than you think.

Personalized mental health and addiction treatment is ready for you. We are here to help.