Salt Lake City VA Medical Center
North Star Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Program

The Eagle's Nest
is a component of the North Star Substance Abuse Treatment Program.  It is a 15-bed residential facility located in building three on the scenic 81 acre VA Salt Lake City Health Care System (VASLCHCS) campus. (They) treat men and women veterans who suffer from substance abuse disorders and who want to make behavioral changes to improve the quality of their lives. 

Building Three

The Eagle’s Nest is an intensive 32 to 35 day (or more) Residential treatment program designed to address substance abuse issues; assist veterans in developing and improving coping skills, including effects of trauma; and to teach relapse prevention and other life skills.

Professional staff include a psychiatrist, psychologist, clinical social workers, licensed substance abuse counselors, and support staff.

The address is:

VA Salt Lake City Health Care System
North Star S.A.T./Eagle’s Nest R. T. (116NS)
500 Foothill Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84148

Eligibility Information:

Veterans who are interested in rebuilding their lives due to substance abuse disorders must enroll for treatment and meet the requirements for services (some of this can be done over the telephone).  Once the veteran is declared eligible, a treatment counselor will complete a prescreening assessment to determine basic treatment needs.

Priority consideration for admission to Eagle’s Nest is given to veterans of Afghanistan and Iraq, then to fifty percent or more Service Connected Disabled veterans, then Service Connected veterans at less than fifty percent, then to veterans who live in geographically isolated areas and who have not received VA health care services during the past three or more years.
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Veterans must be ambulatory, medically stable, capable of self-preservation in case of a disaster, capable of self-medication, and mentally able to understand treatment material.

Admission Information:

For admission information call (801) 582- 1565 or 1-800-613-4012.

The Director of The Eagles Nest is
Dr. Deborah Robertson, PhD, LCSW (801) 582-1565 extension 2707

To make referral for assessment please contact:
Charles Talcott,  LSAC Phone: (801) 582-1565 extension 4214 (Assessments can often be done over the phone).

To make referral for assessment please contact:
Danny Murchie, LSAC  Phone: (801) 582-1565 extension 1874 (Assessments can often be done over the phone).