USP Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do I have to be a member of a uniformed service?
    You should be an active or retired member of a uniformed service, including law enforcement, fire, corrections, military, EMTs, and paramedics. 
  • Does this mean I will only be with other uniformed professionals? Yes.
  • How long is the program? The length of stay varies according to your needs and the level of care you require.  The average stay is between 10-20 days.
  • Will my medical insurance cover the cost of the program?  Insurance companies vary in the level of coverage provided.  We provide insurance verification at no charge.  Please contact one of our admissions coordinators at 802-258-3700, or click here to request more information.
  • Where do I stay while attending the program?  A variety of housing options are available including a low cost on-campus dormitory, a historic bed and breakfast, and local hotels.
  • Does my medical insurance cover the cost of lodging and food ?  No.  The Uniformed Service Program is a partial hospital program providing treatment during the day.  Food and lodging are not part of the treatment program.  Check with your employer, union, or EAP regarding financial assistance.
  • What types of groups and activities will I participate in?
    Follow this link to our Treatment Approaches for information.
  • Does USP involve mostly group therapy?  Yes, you will work with your peers in supportive groups while focusing on your individual challenges.  You will have an assigned clinician who will meet with you two to three times a week to discuss your specific needs and aftercare plans.  You will also meet with a psychiatrist to discuss your treatment and medication options. 
  • What should I bring with me when I join the program? You should bring enough seasonal clothing and hygiene and healthcare products for at least 14 days.  Pack clothing that is comfortable.  Bring sneakers/footwear appropriate for recreational and outdoor activities. 
  • Is family counseling available? Yes, we provide in-person and remote family meetings, during treatment, to help patients and their families address current concerns and develop plans for care after discharge from USP. 


For information about enrolling in the Brattleboro Retreat's Uniformed Service Program, please call 802-258-3700, or go to our Central Intake Department