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Inpatient Programs

Inpatient Services for Adolescents

Newport News Behavioral Health Center provides crisis intervention support to children and adolescents experiencing distress due to a broad range of psychiatric symptoms requiring immediate acute inpatient hospitalization. Treatment includes individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy, medication management and psychoeducation. Ongoing care coordination assists patients and families in crisis and connects them to appropriate aftercare services.

A brief therapy approach focusing on stabilizing crisis situations serves males and females and provides support to families. Our freestanding facility is located on a rural campus setting, providing a natural and soothing environment. Activity and group rooms, outdoor courtyards, a dining area, patient rooms with individual bathrooms (two patients per room) and recreational areas are provided.

Acute Care Center

The Acute Care Center is open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week and is staffed with qualified mental health professionals, including master’s level clinicians, registered nurses, mental health technicians and board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrists.

The Acute Care Program will utilize the Phase System: Explore, Discover, Connect. The process will move children/adolescents through phases that include:  

  • What led to your child’s admission
  • Understanding how your child’s history has affected their life
  • How to make sure your child is on the right path
  • Understanding the steps to take to reach individual and family goals
  • Development of longer-term goals
  • The practice of many skills learned while in care to assist the teen and family at the time of discharge.

Program Components

  • Structured clinical program daily
  • Individual, group, family therapy
  • Comprehensive discharge planning
  • Education/homework assignment support and oversight by a certified teacher
  • Recreational therapy


We accept most private insurance/Medicaid.

Help and Hope are Here

Newport News Behavioral Health Center provides quality mental health treatment services to children and adolescents in a therapeutic environment. If your child is struggling with behavioral health issues, please call us at 757-888-0400. We offer no-cost assessments 24/7.