Behavioral Health

Our acute services provide short-term crisis care for adolescents ages 12 through 17 whose psychiatric difficulties require emergency intervention by a team of mental health professionals.

These services are appropriate for adolescents with a recent history of being a threat to themselves, others or property; or have impaired functioning due to mental health or substance abuse problems.

Preview our Adolescent Acute Unit

Patient Rooms

room with private bathroom with two hospital beds

room with two hospital beds and two shelves

Community Room

room with two tables and four chairs each a bookshelf and a sofa

Nurses Station

birch wood wrap around desk with white podium desktop nurses station


classroom with several desks facing a white board and walls decorated with assignments and classroom materials

classroom with large teachers desk facing students desk and student work on walls


We provide crisis acute care that targets acute symptoms in order to transition to a lower level of care in the community.

  • Psychiatric evaluation
  • Comprehensive assessments
  • 24-hour nursing care
  • Individual, family and group therapy
  • Recreation therapy
  • Art therapy
  • Life skills group
  • Medication management
  • Other interventions as indicated, such as substance abuse groups
  • Safe, therapeutic surroundings

Our adolescent patients experience safe, therapeutic surroundings and staff who are attentive, validating, consistent, calm, predictable, caring and empathetic.

Riverside Academy

Riverside Academy is our private, on-site school for students ages 12 to 18. It is fully licensed by the Board of Education in the Commonwealth of Virginia.