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Newport News Behavioral Health Center provides quality mental health treatment for males and females, ages 11-18, in a safe and secure, therapeutic environment.

Acute Care Treatment for Children and Adolescents

Newport News Behavioral Health Center offers Acute Care psychiatric treatment to children and adolescents, ages 8 to 17, requiring immediate stabilization for mental health crises. The 13,000 square foot newly constructed state-of-the-art Psych Safe and secure environment offers 24 total beds, and is located adjacent to the residential treatment facility.

A brief therapy approach focusing on stabilizing crisis situations serves males and females, and provides support to families. The freestanding facility is located on a rural campus setting, providing a natural and soothing environment. Activity and group rooms, outdoor courtyards, dining area, patient rooms with individual bathrooms (two patients per room), and recreational areas are provided.

The Acute Care Center is open 24 hours-per-day, 7 days-per week, and staffed with qualified mental health professionals, including master’s level clinicians, registered nurses, mental health technicians, and board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrists.

The Acute Care Program will utilize the Phase System: Explore, Discover, Connect. The process will move children/adolescents through phases that include:  What led to your child’s admission, understanding how your child’s history has affected his/her life, how to make sure your child is on the right path, understanding steps to take to reach individual and family goals, development of longer term goals, and practice of many skills learned while in care to assist the child and family at time of discharge. Learn more about our admissions criteria.

Program Components:

  • Structured Clinical Program Daily
  • Individual, Group, Family Therapy
  • Comprehensive Discharge Planning
  • Education/Homework Assignment Support and Oversight by Certified Teacher
  • Recreational Therapy

***Accept most private insurance/Medicaid/TRICARE***

Program Fact Sheet – download here

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