Military FAQs

Active Duty Military Care – Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who does the Active Duty Military Program serve?
  • What types of treatment programs are available?
  • What kind of facilities and clinical support does Poplar Springs offer?
  • What is the typical daily schedule?
  • What should I bring?
  • Where is Petersburg, Va.?

Who does the Active Duty Military Program serve?

Poplar Springs Hospital, a TRICARE®-certified facility, is committed to providing a stigma-free treatment environment in an inpatient setting, specifically designed to meet the needs of active duty personnel, ages 18 and older, in all branches of the military. 

What types of treatment programs are available?

We offer three specialized, extended-care treatment programs for substance abuse and dependency, combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and dual diagnosis. The substance dependency treatment track focuses on recognition and understanding of the bio-psycho-social aspects of addiction as well as the development of relapse prevention skills. The PTSD treatment track focuses on the emotional and psychological effects of combat stress and post-deployment, adjustment-related issues. The dual diagnosis track addresses the treatment issues related to both substance abuse/dependency and PTSD.

Our treatment modalities include: individual and group therapies, family therapy when requested, substance abuse education and treatment, psychiatric assessment and management, activity therapies, nursing education and therapeutic community outings. 

What support does Poplar Springs offer?

Poplar Springs Hospital, a TRICARE®-certified facility, is committed to providing a stigma-free treatment environment specifically designed to meet the needs of active duty personnel in all branches of military service.

What is the typical daily schedule?

Your stay at Poplar Springs Hospital is structured to promote healthy living patterns. We provide you with the skills and knowledge to head back to active duty or transition into civilian life with a healthier outlook, stronger self-awareness and the ability to recognize the signs, symptoms and triggers that led to this hospitalization. The program and its schedule are designed to provide you with these tools in hopes that you’re able to leave Poplar Springs with a recommitment to yourself, as a person. 

What should I bring?

Poplar Springs Hospital will ensure the safety of all service members and staff by defining what items will not be allowed into the hospital and what items can be used under staff supervision. Room and personal search policies and procedures will be followed to ensure a safe environment. Click here to download the service members packing list.

Where is Petersburg, Va.?

Poplar Springs is located in Petersburg, Va., which is about 30 miles south of Richmond in southeastern Virginia. It is easily accessed from Interstates 85 and 95.

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For immediate assistance with a military, dependent, or veteran admission, please call:
Lauren Mullins
Military Admissions Coordinator
(804) 518-9509



For a site visit, questions about care, or additional assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact:
Lynn Zemaitis, Military Liaison, [email protected]
Lorraine Mejia, Military Liaison, [email protected]