Mental health specialists in Virginia

HCA Virginia's hospitals and psychiatrists provide 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.

Mental health conditions we treat

Through our inpatient and outpatient 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:
    • Bipolar affective 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 nonconsensual sexual contact between anyone of any age
  • Social withdrawal, including:
    • Peer difficulties (e.g., rejection, victimization, poor friendship quality)
    • School difficulties (e.g., poor-quality teacher-child relationships, academic difficulties, school anxiety and avoidance)
    • Socio-emotional difficulties (e.g., anxiety, low self-esteem, depressive symptoms, internalizing problems)

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.

Inpatient services we offer range from medication management to relapse prevention. This ensures patients recover as fully as possible and have access to the care they need, such as detoxification, medical care, therapies, discharge planning and education groups.

We also consider the patient's family as part of the care team, so supportive family involvement is strongly encouraged.

Senior inpatient mental health care

We provide Senior Transitions, which is an inpatient senior behavioral health care program specifically designed to care for the unique needs of people 55 years old or older. Through inpatient care, we offer older adults 24/7 access to mental health care in a calming environment.

We offer inpatient senior mental health care through:

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.

Partial hospitalization programs

As part of our dedication to short-term behavioral health services for adults, we offer partial hospitalization programs (PHPs). These flexible treatment programs teach 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 our patients' needs. They include therapy and education groups during the day and the convenience of being home in the evenings. They also allow community providers to directly refer patients into the programs.

Maternal addiction partial outpatient programs

Our hospitals are proud to offer compassionate, respectful care for pregnant women (and their partners) who are experiencing substance abuse problems. 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 address substance use and provide sobriety support during and after your pregnancy.

These maternal addiction programs are offered through:

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.

Behavioral health emergencies

Many of our hospitals are equipped to provide behavioral 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 crises. Behavioral 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 behavioral health crisis triage center. This means medical, psychiatric, law enforcement and community behavioral health resources are provided 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.

Other patient resources

Please see the below sites for additional mental health resources: