Elected officials and community leaders gathered at StoneSprings Hospital Oct. 18 for a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new Behavioral Health Unit.

DULLES, Va.StoneSprings Hospital Center announced today that its newly built Inpatient Behavioral Health Unit is now open. The unit is housed on the StoneSprings Hospital campus in a 9,176-square-feet unit dedicated to helping and supporting adults with emotional, behavioral, and mental health needs.

StoneSprings’ Behavioral Health services treat the symptoms, causes, and management of major depression, bi-polar disorder, anxiety disorders, perinatal and postpartum depression, thought disorders, and dual diagnosis and co-occurring substance use issues in adults. The services are designed to be short-term and intensive. They include:

  • Assessments and referrals
  • Acute inpatient care in a 17-bed inpatient unit designed to deliver intensive treatment to adults (18 years old or older) needing around-the-clock Behavioral Health services.
  • Adult partial hospitalization program (PHP) combining a highly structured environment during the day with the opportunity to spend evenings at home.
  • Intensive outpatient program (IOP), including group therapy and transition services, where program participants can work or attend to daily demands while engaging in programming three times per week.

“Behavioral Health has been part of StoneSprings’ long-term growth plan for years,” said John Deardorff, HCA Northern Virginia Market President, whose strategic planning provided the groundwork for the new facility. “We envisioned a place for patients to receive first-rate treatment close to home and near the support of family and friends.”

“There is a demonstrated and growing need for additional mental health services in our community,” concludes said Nathan Vooys, chief executive officer of StoneSprings Hospital. “We are excited to have StoneSprings working closely with our sister facility, Dominion Hospital, to expand the reach and impact of mental health care in Northern Virginia.”