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Admissions for Emotional and Behavioral Treatment

Admissions to Newport News Behavioral Health Center

The admissions department at Newport News Behavioral Health Center is staffed by caring professionals. We provide no-cost, confidential assessments to determine the most appropriate treatment option for your child or adolescent. The admissions department is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Our programs include inpatient acute care, substance abuse treatment, psychiatric residential care and a specialized program for sexually aggressive young men. The initial assessment helps us determine which program is right for your child.

Call 757-888-0400 or 800-697-0999 to begin the admission process. Our staff can respond to questions regarding admissions policies, insurance information and provide an overview of our treatment options.

Admission Criteria for Residential Treatment Programs

  • Male and female adolescents
  • Age range on admission: 11 to 18 years old
  • Full scale IQ score of 65 or greater
  • Adolescent is not acutely suicidal or homicidal
  • Needs a secure setting to address behavioral, social, emotional and mental needs
  • Lack of success at lesser levels of care

Admission Criteria for Adolescent Male Sexual Offender Program

  • Male adolescents
  • Age range on admission: 11 to 17 years old
  • Full-scale IQ score of 70 or greater
  • Adolescent is not acutely suicidal or homicidal
  • Needs a secure setting to evaluate or address behavioral, sexual offender, social, emotional and mental needs
  • Lack of success at lesser levels of care

In order to make an appropriate decision regarding admission into our program, our team requests current clinical information.

Clinical Documents to Include (as available)

  • Recent psychiatric assessment
  • Current mental assessment with full-scale IQ
  • Psychosocial history/social history
  • Current IEP with minutes and school transcripts
  • Progress notes and discharge summaries from past placements
  • Medical information to include any medical concerns and vaccination history
  • Psycho-sexual assessment if referring to the Juvenile Sex Offender Program
  • Legal history and involvement

Referrals and Admissions

For more detailed program information, please contact our admissions office at 757-888-0400 or 800-697-0999, or email [email protected].

Download our admission application.

TRICARE® Referral and Admission

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.