Treatments and Services

Emory Healthcare Veterans Program offers two treatment pathways: Our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) and Traditional Outpatient Program.

Before your first appointment, you’ll complete several surveys, either online or in person. You’ll talk with a social worker and psychologist about your symptoms and treatment goals, and a nurse practitioner will assess your physical condition and order any lab tests you might need. If you live in the Metro Atlanta area, you may choose to participate in our Traditional Outpatient Program. If you are from other parts of the country, you may participate in our IOP. 

Intensive Outpatient Treatment

You’ll receive the same services as traditional outpatients, as well as other helpful services.

  • This two-week program for PTSD can help reduce symptoms, promote health and wellbeing, and improve relationships and social functioning. You’ll learn about fitness, yoga, sleep and wellness, finance and careers, work on communication and coping skills, and have a chance to participate in group outings and weekend activities.
  • In this program, warriors attend daily appointments from approximately 0800 – 1700 and participate in recreational activities in the evenings and on weekends. Warriors stay at a nearby hotel, across the street from the Brain Health Center, where all care takes place.
  • We offer a variety of wellness programs that can support your treatment and help improve your quality of life, such as nutritional counseling, acupuncture, yoga, and massage.
  • All costs associated with care, transportation, lodging and meals are at no cost to the Veteran.
  • Sessions which include a participant’s family may be provided via telehealth.

Traditional Outpatient Program

Depending on your customized treatment program, you could see a psychologist weekly (or less often) and be offered the following services:

  • Psychotherapy – This might include talk therapy, focusing on thoughts and behaviors and how they can influence mood. Talk therapy can help you become more comfortable with your memories and learn to think differently about them. Talk therapy can help you feel more safe and more at ease in situations that can trigger your memories. You may also benefit from virtual reality exposure therapy (VRE). During VRE, you wear a head-mounted display and earphones that provide scenes and audio similar to what you might have experienced in combat or service. This safe and controlled exposure can help you become more comfortable in situations that trigger your symptoms.
  • Medication – Many medicines are now widely used to help manage anxiety, depression, TBI and other mental health conditions. We’ll talk to you about your options and preferences and work with you if you’re interested in medication.
  • Acupuncture – We offer acupuncture, which is geared to support your treatment and help improve pain.
  • Stress Management Skills – We’ll show you specific strategies for managing memory or thinking difficulties as well as reducing anxiety while teaching you other skills that can improve your mental health and your life.
  • Sleep Training – Many Veterans have trouble sleeping or experience poor sleep quality. We can teach you techniques to help you unwind and get the sleep you need.

For More Information and to Determine Eligibility

To get more information and/or to speak with someone to determine your eligibility for evaluation, please call 888–514–5345 or complete the private online form below and we will contact you.