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Riverside Mental Health & Recovery Center

Our Admissions team offers 24/7 support for individuals experiencing mental health issues. Call us at 757-827-3119 if you or a family member needs guidance from our team. Walk-in services available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Riverside Mental Health & Recovery Center, a campus of Riverside Regional Medical Center, offers comprehensive treatment for people struggling with mental health and substance use disorders.

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Admissions — How to get help

Our admissions team offers 24/7 support for individuals experiencing behavioral health issues. If you or a family member needs guidance from our team, call us at 757-827-3119. We provide confidential, comprehensive assessments and referral assistance. We also offer walk-in services. Please know that we support all active and retired military through a wide range of behavioral health services and programs.

Admission Process
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Psychiatric Emergency Department

The new Psychiatric Emergency department (ED) is specifically designed to care for patients 5 and older who are struggling with mental health and substance use. Separate treatment areas for adults and pediatrics the facility will be open 24 hours, seven days a week to provide care for those in need.

Learn more about our Psychiatric ED

Adult Acute Services

Our specially trained professionals assist adults, 18 years and older, experiencing psychiatric, emotional and/or substance abuse problems, including those in crisis. Within our hospital setting, you will receive care in a stable, secure and supportive environment.

Adult Services

The adult services at Riverside Mental Health & Recovery Center are designed to support your well-being and mental health. Our specially-trained health professionals partner with patients to create individualized step-by-step programs in a supportive environment.

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Adolescent Services

In a safe therapeutic environment, Riverside’s expert team provides specialized acute care for adolescents ages 12 through 17 for psychiatric difficulties requiring emergency intervention. Our multi-disciplinary team has the specialized expertise to help adolescents experiencing psychiatric, behavioral or emotional challenges – and find the right path for each toward improved wellness.

Adolescent Services

Expert care for mental health and substance use disorders

We care. Whether you have a substance use disorder or another mental health issue, we will partner with you — or your loved one — to get the help you need.

A mental illness is a health condition that impacts your brain. It affects the way you think, your emotions, your behaviors and your mood. Your mental illness may be serious if you have significant trouble completing projects and interacting with people at work, school, home and social settings.

As the American Psychiatric Association says, mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of. It’s a medical problem, just like heart disease or diabetes. Nearly one in 24 people has a serious mental illness that severely interferes with their ability to function. Examples of serious mental illnesses are depressive disorder, schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. Certain factors, such as family history, brain chemistry or a traumatic event, can increase your risk of mental illness.

Substance use disorder is a complex mental condition that affects a person’s brain and behavior. People with substance use disorder cannot control their use of a particular substance, such as alcohol, drugs, medication or tobacco. Their intense focus on the substance interferes with their ability to function at home, work and school. Yet they continue to use the substance anyway. They experience intense cravings, personality changes and health problems. The disorder often impairs their judgment, memory and ability to make decisions.
Some people have a substance use disorder and other mental illnesses at the same time.

The good news is that you can improve your health and well-being with the right care and treatment — and the willingness to participate in your care. And we’re here to help.
To give you the best possible care, we offer a team of compassionate providers with a wide range of expertise. Your treatment team:

• Physicians
• Psychiatric and mental health nurse practitioners
• Family nurse practitioners
• Registered nurses
• Licensed practical nurses
• Talk therapists
• Art and recreation therapists
• Psychiatric technicians (to manage your day-to-day care)
• Dietary team (to meet your nutritional needs)
• Pharmacist
• Protection staff (to ensure a safe environment)
• Admission coordinators (who work around the clock to help you enter our program at the right level of care) 

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