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Adult Mental health and wellness

You shouldn't accept depression, anxiety or severe mental health issues as "a part of life." Getting the right diagnosis and treatment are the first steps to healing.

Adult mental health care in Richmond, Virginia

We want to help you live a happy, healthy life.

At Tucker Pavilion at Chippenham Hospital, we provide inpatient psychiatric care for adults with our individualized recovery plans. By prioritizing your safety and stabilization, we can help you reach your goals for better mental and emotional health.

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In just a few easy steps, you can get started on the road to recovery and wellness. Let us help you find the programs you need to heal.

In just a few easy steps, you can get started on the road to recovery and wellness. Let us help you find the programs you need to heal.

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Mental health conditions we treat

Our skilled doctors, therapists and nurses are experienced in helping people with a wide range of behavioral health conditions, including:

  • Addictions
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
  • Mood disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Self-injurious behavior

Adult mental health services

From admission through treatment and aftercare, we provide extensive, individualized mental health care.

Mental health programs for adults

Our programs are designed for adults who need immediate help. We create a treatment plan that ensures your safety and helps you begin the healing process. Our main services focus on:

  • Acute crisis stabilization
  • Hospitalization for safety concerns
  • Medication adjustments

For more information about these services or our programs below, call (804) 521-8975.


Partial hospitalization program

A PHP is a structured form of mental health treatment providing intensive support to individuals who do not require 24/7 inpatient care but still need a higher level of care than traditional outpatient therapy. It provides individuals with a supportive and therapeutic environment while allowing them to return home each day. It acts as a bridge between inpatient and outpatient mental health care, and research shows patients have the best outcomes when they participate in the full spectrum of care, which includes inpatient hospitalization, PHP, intensive outpatient program (IOP), outpatient therapy and psychiatry.

Key features:

  • Intensive therapy — PHPs offer a range of therapeutic services in a group setting, including processing emotions, psychoeducation, pet therapy, coping skills, and healthy activities.
  • Group milieu — Along with providing the safety and structure needed for healing and growth, individuals can expect to learn alongside peers and be afforded much-needed social interaction designed to promote wellness and health through belonging and connection.
  • Medication management — For those who require medication as part of their treatment plan, PHPs provide medication management services. Individuals meet with a psychiatrist on-site, ensuring they receive the appropriate medications and dosage under professional supervision.
  • Flexible scheduling — Participants attend during the day and return home at night.
  • Multi-disciplinary approach — A team of mental health professionals, including psychiatrists, social workers, nurses and counselors, work together to provide personalized care to participants depending on their needs.

Who can benefit from PHP?

PHPs are beneficial for individuals who may not need full-time inpatient care but require more structured and intensive treatment than traditional outpatient therapy.

Individuals who benefit typically have a chronic mental illness such as major depression, bipolar disorder and anxiety disorders.

Our adult PHP program treats individuals who are 18 years and older. We offer 2 PHP cohorts that meet from 9:00am to 3:00pm Monday through Friday.

Our adolescent PHP program treats youth ages 13-17. One cohort meets Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 3:00pm.

Interested in PHP?

Individuals can easily join our Adult or Adolescent PHP by calling to schedule a free in-person assessment. Online scheduling is also available.


Intensive outpatient program (IOP)

An IOP is a secondary step-down program for individuals, providing intensive support and therapy three times a week for three hours a day, allowing them to continue living at home and tending to their daily responsibilities. It bridges the gap between inpatient and outpatient care, offering a flexible and highly supportive solution.

Key features:

  • Comprehensive therapy — IOPs consist of group therapy, including the processing of day-to-day thoughts, feelings, events, psychoeducation, and a therapeutic activity or life skills training. A multi-disciplinary team of therapists, social workers and psychiatrists work with an individual to provide holistic care in a group milieu.
  • Treatment time — IOPs are less time-consuming per day than PHP, allowing individuals to manage responsibilities at home, school, and/or work. The program runs longer, offering more opportunities for patients to meet individualized treatment goals, build a support network, and link to community resources.
  • Faster outcomes — IOPs are crucial to the success of patients’ long-term prognoses, as they reduce re-admission rates for inpatient hospitalizations.

Who can benefit from IOP?

IOPs are beneficial for individuals who are not in need of inpatient psychiatric care or who need the intensity of a PHP program but would still benefit from more structure and treatment time than outpatient therapy.

Individuals seen typically have a chronic mental illness such as major depression, bipolar disorder and anxiety disorders.

Our adult IOP program treats individuals who are 18 years old and older. We offer three adult IOP programs. Two cohorts meet Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:00am to noon, and one meets Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.

Our Adolescent IOP program treats youth 13 to 17 years old and is offered Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 9:00am to noon.

Interested in IOP?

Individuals interested in Adult or Adolescent IOP can call or go online to schedule an assessment. We strive to offer one of our group placements within 24-48 hours.


Initial health assessments

Upon admission, members of the treatment team will gather your information to complete various health assessments, such as:

  • Activity/recreational
  • General physical health
  • Personal strengths
  • Psychiatric
  • Psychosocial

Our program features

As you go through our programming, we measure your progress based on your overall response. Some of the features of our program include:

  • Community/reflection meetings
  • Goal setting
  • Journal assignments
  • Leisure and quiet times
  • Medications
  • Pet therapy
  • Sleep assessment
  • Therapeutic exercise

Discharge planning

Aftercare planning begins on admission. Outpatient plans will be arranged prior to discharge. An adult partial hospitalization program is also available as a step down from our inpatient care program for those who need additional structure and support.

Our Adult Mental health and wellness Locations

Choices Adolescent Outpatient Program - Falls Church
6565 Arlington Blvd
Falls Church, VA 22042
 (703) 720 - 5527

95.7 miles

Choices Adolescent Outpatient Program - Falls Church
6565 Arlington Blvd
Falls Church, VA 22042
 (703) 720 - 5527

95.7 miles

Dominion Hospital
2960 Sleepy Hollow Rd
Falls Church, VA 22044
 (703) 536 - 2000

95.9 miles

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