Mental health specialists and doctors in Virginia

HCA Virginia's hospitals and psychiatrists provide expert mental health care for families, adults and children. We integrate our medical and behavioral health specialties so you can achieve optimal physical and behavioral health all in one place. Our recovery teams consist of psychiatrists, nurses, therapists and behavioral health specialists. We all work together to offer educational and therapeutic behavioral health programs to improve coping skills, assist with symptom management and prevent relapse.

For more information about our mental health and wellness services or for help finding a doctor, call our free, 24/7 Consult-A-Nurse line.

Behavioral health services

Our programs provide a full range of inpatient and outpatient behavioral health services for geriatric patients, adults, adolescents and children. This includes a variety of approaches and innovative methods, such as alternative therapies, trauma treatments and electroconvulsive therapy (ECT).

Our mental health offerings include:

Inpatient programs

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.

Inpatient services we offer range from medication management to relapse prevention. Supportive involvement from your family and support network are strongly encouraged. They will work as part of your care team along with our professionals from multiple disciplines. This ensures you recover as fully as possible and have access to the care you need, such as detoxification, medical care, therapies, discharge planning and education groups.

Outpatient programs

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.

Substance abuse intensive outpatient programs (IOPs)

HCA Virginia’s outpatient behavioral health services include intensive substance abuse programs. In these IOPs, we offer disease concept education, relapse prevention, coping skills development and abstinence education. We also offer additional resources, such as anonymous support groups, family education and individual and group therapy.

Partial hospitalization

As part of our dedication to short-term behavioral health services for adults, we also offer partial hospitalization programs (PHPs). These flexible treatment programs teach you new strategies for coping with stress and behavioral health symptoms. This type of program can be beneficial for those who need a gradual transition from an inpatient stay or who need a more structured program without inpatient treatment.

Our PHPs offer spaces dedicated to your needs combined with therapy and education groups during the day and the convenience of being home in the evenings. They also allow community providers to directly refer you into the programs.

Maternal addiction partial outpatient programs

HCA Virginia hospitals are proud to offer compassionate, respectful care for pregnant women (and their partners) who are suffering from substance abuse issues. This includes advanced and ongoing care for infants who may be born with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS).

This type of care is provided via PHPs, allowing participants to return home in the evenings. The program will help you address substance use and also support your sobriety during and after your pregnancy.

These maternal addiction programs are offered at:

Mental health conditions we treat

Through our inpatient, outpatient and partial hospitalization programs, we offer care for people with the following mental health conditions:

  • Addiction—chemical dependency and substance (drugs or alcohol) abuse
  • Aggression—verbal abuse, physical destruction, irritability, impulsiveness and restlessness
  • Anger—excessive rage or uncontrollable feelings of anger
  • Anxiety, including:
    • Generalized anxiety disorder
    • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
    • Panic disorder
    • Phobias
    • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Dual diagnosis and co-occurring disorders—the co-existence of mental illness and substance abuse
  • Eating disorders, including:
    • Anorexia
    • Bulimia
    • Binge-eating disorder
  • Mood disorders, including:
    • Bi-polar disorder
    • Depression
    • Schizophrenia
  • Self-injurious behaviors—self-mutilation, self-harm or self-abuse that is deliberate, repetitive, impulsive and non-lethal
  • Sexual abuse and assault—any non-consensual sexual contact between anyone of any age
  • Social withdrawal, including:
    • Socio-emotional difficulties (e.g., anxiety, low self-esteem, depressive symptoms, internalizing problems)
    • Peer difficulties (e.g., rejection, victimization, poor friendship quality)
    • School difficulties (e.g., poor-quality teacher-child relationships, academic difficulties, school anxiety and avoidance)

Behavioral health emergencies

HCA Virginia’s Chippenham Hospital offers behavioral health assessments 24 hours a day in their emergency room (ER). Behavioral health clinicians there are available to conduct in-person assessments and guide you on the steps to recovery.

Additionally, the Chippenham Hospital ER serves as a multijurisdictional behavioral health crisis triage center. It combines medical, psychiatric, law enforcement and community behavioral health resources in one convenient and accessible location. This is particularly designed for those who have an emergency custody order.

If you are having a behavioral health emergency, call 911.

Crisis hotlines

You can also call these crisis hotlines: