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About Newport News Behavioral Health Center

Newport News Behavioral Health Center is a residential treatment facility (RTF) that serves boys and girls, ages 11 to 18. Our treatment services are intended to help residents address psychiatric and substance use issues. We encourage youth to explore their feelings and develop positive behaviors to use at home and in their community.

All of our treatment programs are designed to provide residents with quality behavioral healthcare in a secure environment that promotes healing. The goal is to provide children and teens with the skills to cope with their problems. We also help our residents form effective learning strategies they may use when they return to school.

The 108-bed facility is secure and comfortable, so residents can wholly focus on recovery. Our new acute care facility is located next to the RTF. It serves to stabilize services to children and teens, ages 8 to 17, who suffer from a mental health crisis.

This is all made possible by a compassionate and dedicated staff that puts the wellbeing of our residents above all else. Treatment teams are comprised of professionals from various fields, and they meet residents at their level to address their specific needs. Every resident is an important member of their own treatment team.

Treatment Offered at Our Facility

  • Trauma treatment
  • Substance abuse treatment
  • Psychiatric residential care
  • Acute inpatient care
  • Treatment for sexually aggressive youth

Our Mission Statement and Vision

We strive to provide a stable environment for those impacted by behavioral health challenges. Our vision is to be the provider of choice for behavioral health services through service excellence and compassionate care.

All of our treatment programs and services are founded upon the virtues of integrity, dependability, excellence and accountability. We utilize these core values to improve our residents’ likelihood of successful recovery.

Program Features

  • Individual, group and family therapy sessions
  • Therapeutic recreation and activities
  • Substance abuse education and treatment (as needed)
  • Life skills training
  • Treatment planning specific to each resident’s particular needs
  • Licensed and accredited educational services
  • Programming specific to gender
  • Transitional services and aftercare planning
  • Around-the-clock nursing care
  • Assessment and diagnostic services
  • GED preparation and training
  • Expressive therapies (music, arts, crafts, drama)

Licensed and Accredited

  • Virginia Association of Independent Specialized Education Facilities
  • The Joint Commission
  • Virginia Department of Education
  • Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
  • Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention
  • TRICARE®

Help and Hope are Here

Newport News Behavioral Health Center provides behavioral health treatment services to children and adolescents in a therapeutic environment. If your child is struggling with behavioral or emotional issues, please call us at 757-888-0400 or use our online form. 

Licensed professionals are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide confidential, no-cost assessments. In case of a medical emergency, please dial 911 or seek the nearest emergency room right away.