Star Program for Uniformed Services

At Brentwood Hospital, we offer comprehensive treatment programs built for those in uniform. We are dedicated to providing responsive customer service, effective communication and proper documentation to:

  • Active Duty Military
  • Veterans
  • Firefighters
  • Police Officers
  • EMS
  • Dispatch
  • Nurses
  • National Guard and Reserves

Our Mission

Active duty military, veterans and first responders face unique challenges related to trauma and various kinds of psychological distress. We provide help and hope to them and their families, instilling the belief that they can heal and providing them with the needed tools to improve and maintain their mental health.

Our Treatment Team

The STAR Program staff includes a dedicated Psychiatrist, Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Registered and Licensed Professional Nurses, Certified Addictions Counselors, Mental Health Technicians and Certified Physical Training Staff, many of whom are Military Service Veterans.

What We Treat

  • Acute Mental Health Issues
  • Substance Use
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Comprehensive/Complex Trauma Evidence-Based

Our Treatment Methods

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
  • Prolonged Exposure (PE)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Yoga and Mindfulness Training
  • Art Therapy
  • Music Therapy
  • Daily Physical Fitness

Our Program Features

  • Rapid response time for admissions
  • Collaborative interdisciplinary treatment team
  • Individualized care
  • Substance/alcohol abuse treatment: 12 Step and on-site groups; relapse prevention and education
  • Individual, group and family therapy
  • Military- and First Responder-specific groups
  • Nursing education groups
  • Integrated Physical Training: Certified Physical Trainer, Certified Yoga Instructor and Activity Therapist
  • Real-time communication with supervisors, commanders and military healthcare professionals
  • Military-specific features
    • Department of Defense-approved, evidence-based curriculum, including best practices from the National Center for PTSD
    • Adherence to military medication formulary
    • Flexible visitation hours for chain of command and chaplain
    • TRICARE®-certified

What to Bring

Our Leadership

Alexandra Drake

Dr. John Wagner
Dr. John Wagner is a graduate of the LSU Health Shreveport School of Medicine. He completed a General Psychiatry Residency and a Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at LSU Health Shreveport as well. He is Board Certified in General Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Prior to his medical career, Dr. Wagner served in the United States Army as a commissioned officer.

Contact Us Today

We’re here for active duty military, veterans and first responders who are struggling. A confidential, no-cost assessment is available 24/7 by calling 318-453-3357.

TRICARE® is a registered trademark of the Department of Defense, Defense Health Agency. All rights reserved.

Patriot Support

New 988 Veteran Crisis Line available

The Veterans Crisis Line (VCL), which provides 24/7, confidential crisis support for Veterans can now be accessed by dialing 988, then Pressing 1. The number may be new, but the crisis line’s dedicated, caring, qualified responders will continue to listen and help. A Veteran does not have to be enrolled in VA benefits or health care to connect. Veterans can still call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1 to connect with responders or reach the VCL by chat and text (838255). More information is available here. Please share this important information with your Veteran patients, staff, and community!

Star Program for Uniformed Services

At Brentwood Hospital, we offer comprehensive treatment programs built for those in uniform. We are dedicated to providing responsive customer service, effective communication and proper documentation to:

  • Active Duty Military
  • Veterans
  • Firefighters
  • Police Officers
  • EMS
  • Dispatch
  • Nurses
  • National Guard and Reserves

Our Mission

Active duty military, veterans and first responders face unique challenges related to trauma and various kinds of psychological distress. We provide help and hope to them and their families, instilling the belief that they can heal and providing them with the needed tools to improve and maintain their mental health.

Our Treatment Team

The STAR Program staff includes a dedicated Psychiatrist, Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Registered and Licensed Professional Nurses, Certified Addictions Counselors, Mental Health Technicians and Certified Physical Training Staff, many of whom are Military Service Veterans.

What We Treat

  • Acute Mental Health Issues
  • Substance Use
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Comprehensive/Complex Trauma Evidence-Based

Our Treatment Methods

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
  • Prolonged Exposure (PE)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Yoga and Mindfulness Training
  • Art Therapy
  • Music Therapy
  • Daily Physical Fitness

Our Program Features

  • Rapid response time for admissions
  • Collaborative interdisciplinary treatment team
  • Individualized care
  • Substance/alcohol abuse treatment: 12 Step and on-site groups; relapse prevention and education
  • Individual, group and family therapy
  • Military- and First Responder-specific groups
  • Nursing education groups
  • Integrated Physical Training: Certified Physical Trainer, Certified Yoga Instructor and Activity Therapist
  • Real-time communication with supervisors, commanders and military healthcare professionals
  • Military-specific features
    • Department of Defense-approved, evidence-based curriculum, including best practices from the National Center for PTSD
    • Adherence to military medication formulary
    • Flexible visitation hours for chain of command and chaplain
    • TRICARE®-certified

What to Bring

Contact Us Today

We’re here for active duty military, veterans and first responders who are struggling. A confidential, no-cost assessment is available 24/7 by calling 318-453-3357.

TRICARE® is a registered trademark of the Department of Defense, Defense Health Agency. All rights reserved.

Patriot Support

New 988 Veteran Crisis Line available

The Veterans Crisis Line (VCL), which provides 24/7, confidential crisis support for Veterans can now be accessed by dialing 988, then Pressing 1. The number may be new, but the crisis line’s dedicated, caring, qualified responders will continue to listen and help. A Veteran does not have to be enrolled in VA benefits or health care to connect. Veterans can still call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1 to connect with responders or reach the VCL by chat and text (838255). More information is available here. Please share this important information with your Veteran patients, staff, and community!

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Help Is Always Here

We’re available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide a no-cost mental health assessment for you or your loved one. Call us at 877-678-7500, visit our facility, or message us to get started. In the case of a medical emergency or crisis, please dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.