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Acute Inpatient Treatment for Adolescents

Inpatient Services for Adolescents

Newport News Behavioral Health Center, located in Newport News, VA, provides crisis intervention support to children and adolescents. Our residents experience distress due to a broad range of psychiatric symptoms that require immediate acute inpatient care. Treatment includes individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy, medication management and psychoeducation. We help coordinate ongoing care to connect patients and families in crisis 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. The facility features activity and group rooms, outdoor courtyards, a dining area, patient rooms with individual bathrooms and recreation areas.

Acute Care Center

The Acute Care Center is open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week and staffed by qualified mental health professionals. The acute inpatient program includes 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 and adolescents through the 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 personal and family goals
  • Development of long-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 programming every day
  • Individual, group, family therapy sessions
  • Comprehensive discharge planning
  • Homework assignment support and oversight by a certified teacher
  • Recreation and activities therapy 

Admission and Assessment Process

Before a child or adolescent can be admitted to one of our inpatient programs, we conduct a no-cost, confidential assessment. We conduct the assessment to discover the youth’s treatment needs and determine the most appropriate program for them. 

Visit our admissions page to learn more about the admission and assessment process. There you will find resident criteria, which varies by program, and required documents.

We accept most private insurance and Medicaid.

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.