Mental health and wellness
Mental health is just as important as physical health. It includes your emotional, psychological and social well-being. With the right diagnosis and treatments, you can get what you need to live as healthy and happy a life as possible.
Mental health services in Virginia
Your mental health and wellness is our focus.
At HCA Virginia Health System hospitals, we offer inpatient and outpatient mental health care programs. These services help you manage acute trauma and long-term mental health conditions, such as addiction and eating disorders. Together, we can help you feel like yourself again.
Mental health conditions we treat
Through our inpatient and outpatient programs, we offer compassionate care for children, adolescents, adults and seniors with a range of mental health conditions and symptoms, including:
- Anger and excessive rage
- Anxiety disorders
- Assaultive behavior/thoughts
- Bipolar affective disorder
- Dual diagnosis
- Eating disorders
- Gender dysphoria
- Low self-esteem
- Maternal addiction
- Memory impairment
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder and attacks
- Postpartum mood disorders
- Post-traumatic stress
- Psychological trauma
- Self-injurious behavior
- Severe disorientation
- Sexual abuse and assault
- Social or school anxiety
- Suicidal ideation and attempts
- Thought disorders
Our behavioral health programs
We offer a range of therapeutic approaches at varying levels of intensity, all tailored to your unique circumstances and health needs.
Our behavioral health services
Our programs provide a full range of inpatient and outpatient behavioral health services for adults, adolescents and children. This includes a variety of approaches and innovative methods, such as alternative therapies, trauma treatments and electroconvulsive therapy (ECT).
Inpatient mental health care
Our inpatient behavioral health services are designed to provide intensive in-hospital treatment for both voluntarily and involuntarily admitted patients. To provide the highest quality of care in a comfortable setting, patients are grouped with others of similar age and needs. We have inpatient programs for children, teens, adults and seniors. We also offer programs geared toward military personnel, children and teens with school anxiety and those with substance abuse issues, including pregnant women.
Outpatient mental health care
Outpatient behavioral health services allow you to participate in care programs without being admitted to the hospital. In short, they allow you to maintain your daily routines while working to improve your overall mental health.
Our outpatient programs include:
- Partial hospitalization programs (PHP) for children, teens, adults and seniors — Include age-appropriate group therapy, medication management, alternative therapy and educational classes in a calm setting during the daytime
- Maternal addiction partial outpatient programs — Combine both medical and mental health support alongside specialized prenatal and postpartum care
- Substance abuse intensive outpatient programs (IOP) — A day-treatment program for people with addiction that features group therapy, medication management, alternative therapy and educational classes
Mental health emergencies
Many of our hospitals are equipped to provide mental health assessments 24 hours a day in their emergency rooms (ERs). Here, we can begin admission or referral for mental health care programs within our network for patients in crisis. Mental health clinicians are available to conduct in-person assessments and guide patients in the steps to recovery.
Additionally, Chippenham Hospital's emergency room serves as a multijurisdictional mental health crisis triage center. This means medical, psychiatric, law enforcement and community mental health resources are provided in one convenient and accessible location. This is particularly designed for those who have an emergency custody order.
Dedicated mental health hospital
Dominion Hospital is a leader in our region for providing short-term behavioral health services to those experiencing mental illnesses, including depression, anxiety, trauma and bipolar disorder. They offer crisis stabilization and therapy services for children, teens and adults. Their inpatient and outpatient programs provide individual, group and family therapy, as well as expressive therapies, such as art, music and drama therapy.
Eating disorder treatment center
Reflections Eating Disorder Treatment Center - Northern Virginia at Dominion Hospital provides certified, supportive care for conditions such as anorexia and bulimia. Our compassionate team works with you on a personalized treatment plan during your nutritional rehabilitation. You have access to inpatient, partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs as well as ongoing support groups to help you recover.
Multidisciplinary mental health care teams
Our hospitals and psychiatrists provide mental health care that is informed by multiple areas of expertise. We integrate our medical and behavioral health specialties so you can achieve optimal physical and mental health all in one place.
In addition to an attending psychiatrist, your treatment team members include:
- Clinical care managers
- Expressive therapists including art, music, movement and drama therapists
- Mental health educators
- Nursing staff
- Primary care physicians
- Social workers
- Specialty physicians, as clinically indicated
We all work together to offer educational and therapeutic mental health programs to improve coping skills, assist with symptom management and prevent relapse. Your primary treatment team members communicate daily to identify strengths, progress toward treatment goals and provide continuing care needs.
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