Planning Your Admission to the SHARE Military Initiative

Criteria for Admission to Shepherd Center's SHARE Military Initiative

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

Overlapping Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injury/Concussion and Post-Traumatic Stress

Often, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)/Concussion and Post-Traumatic Stress (PTSD) occur simultaneously. Although they are separate diagnoses, the symptoms often overlap and can be difficult to tell apart.

  • Headaches
  • Dizziness/balance problems
  • nausea
  • Sensitivity to light and sound
  • Vision changes
  • Impulsivity
  • On high alert
  • Startled easily
  • Fearfulness
  • Flashbacks
  • Nightmares
  • Guilty feelings
  • Avoidance
  • Numbness
  • Self-destructive behavior
  • Fatigue
  • Sleep problems
  • Trouble with memory and attention
  • Feeling depressed
  • Feeling anxious
  • Irrability

How to Request Admission to the SHARE Military Initiative

To initiate a referral to the SHARE Military Initiative at Shepherd Center, please click the button below to fill out our online inquiry form. Someone from our admissions team will follow up with you with a phone call within 24-48 hours. Or, if you’d prefer, feel free to reach out directly to us via e-mail at or by phone at 404-603-4314. We look forward to speaking with you.

SHARE Inquiry Form

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

After our initial phone screen, we will work together to gather the following records 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
  • 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