Planning Your Admission to the SHARE Military Initiative

Criteria for Admission to SHARE Military Initiative

  • Symptoms of mild to moderate traumatic brain injury or concussion
  • Co-occurring diagnosis of behavioral health issues, such as anxiety, depression and/or post-traumatic stress
  • Commitment to rehabilitation

Symptoms of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

How to Request Admission to the SHARE Military Initiative

To initiate a referral to the SHARE Military Initiative at Shepherd Center, please download and complete the SHARE Referral Form and Release of Information Form. Then send both forms and the necessary medical documents (listed below) to the SHARE Admissions Department.

SHARE Referral Form Release of Information

All documents may be sent to SHARE Admissions via:

  • Fax: (404) 603-4419
  • Email:
  • Shepherd Center recommends that you email these forms using the hospital's Zix secure email system. See this link for information on how to use Shepherd Center’s Secure Email Portal.
  • Mail To:
    Shepherd Center
    Attn: SHARE Admissions
    2020 Peachtree Rd NW
    Atlanta, GA 30309

If you have any questions about this process or need any assistance, call the Admissions Coordinator at 404-603-4314.

Medical Documents Needed for Admission to SHARE

In addition to the SHARE Referral Form and the Release of Information Form, the following medical records are needed to determine if you meet SHARE's admission criteria:

  • Physician’s order requesting evaluation and treatment for comprehensive rehabilitation therapy at SHARE
  • Copy of your DD-214
  • Recent medical history and physical exam from your primary care physician or other healthcare provider, such as your neurologist, neurosurgeon or physiatrist, as well as notes from your most recent office visits
  • Written report of the findings of your most recent radiology tests specific to brain, spine and orthopedic injuries (e.g., X-rays, MRI, CT scans)
  • Discharge summaries from any inpatient psychiatric hospitalizations
  • Therapy notes if currently receiving services, or discharge notes if no longer receiving services
  • A completed copy of the SHARE Referral Form
  • MEB/PEB findings (if applicable)
  • Any other information you feel may be of assistance

Next Steps for Service Member and Veteran Brain Injury Treatment at SHARE

Once we have received your records, you will be contacted for an intake interview by our admissions coordinator. Upon completion of the intake interview and receipt of the needed documents, your records will be reviewed by our admissions team. You will be notified within one week of SHARE receiving your completed admissions information regarding acceptance into the program.

If you are determined to be a candidate for SHARE, please be aware that your admission may not be scheduled immediately. You may be placed on a waiting list until an opening becomes available.

More Information about the SHARE Admissions Process