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Military Admissions

Admissions for Military-Specific Treatment

As an approved TRICARE® and Veterans Choice provider, the Vines Hospital works closely with military bases and the Veterans Administration to ensure our military service members and veterans receive treatment specially designed to address their needs.

To initiate the admission process or ask questions about the HOPE Program, please call our dedicated military line at 855-800-9060. You can also fax directly to 352-861-3134. Read below for more details.

What to Bring

  • Five changes of clothes
  • Five changes of workout attire
  • Sweater or coat
  • Undergarments (extra as needed for exercise)
  • Slippers or socks (must be worn at all times)
  • Shoes (without shoestrings)
  • Athletic shoes (will be kept secure until needed)
  • Shoes or boots appropriate for equine therapy
  • Notebook or journal (without wire spine)
  • Pens and pencils
  • Hygiene items (will be stored after use)

NOTE: Cell phones and laptops will be treated as controlled items and will be provided for use daily at designated times.

What NOT to Bring

  • Clothing with laces or strings (including shorts and pajamas)
  • Clothing that advertises drugs, sex or profanity

Frequently Asked Questions

Will I have access to my cell phone?
Cell phone use is allowed during designated times and must not interfere with programming. They stay locked at the nurse’s station when not in use. All electronics are controlled items provided at designated times.

Can I bring my laptop?
We understand program participants may have responsibilities that must be handled, therefore laptops and tablets can be used during designated times. All electronics are controlled items provided at designated times.

Am I allowed to smoke?
Smoking is allowed in designated areas at designated times. Smoke breaks are allowed throughout the day at the discretion of program staff.

Can I have visitors?
Yes. We encourage family visitation when appropriate and will provide you with the visitation schedule upon admission. Family and friends may visit every Saturday from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

What if I have dietary restrictions?
You will meet with a nutritionist who will work with you to ensure your dietary needs are met.

Take the First Step Today

We are available 24/7 at 866-671-3130 to schedule no-cost assessments and answer questions. In case of medical emergency, dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

You may also reach us with our online contact form.