Bridges Treatment Center

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Bridges Treatment Center

Bridges Treatment Center provides psychiatric residential and educational services for boys and girls ages 6-17 with IQs of 52 and above with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues including:

  • Mood disorders
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Personality disorders
  •  Co-occurring disorders
  • Attachment issues

  • Trauma issues

  • Learning disabilities

  • Intellectual disabilities

Please call 434.200.5700 for more information.

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Centra Bridges Treatment Center is dedicated to excellence, integrity, innovation, value and service. Established in 1987, the focus of Bridges is to provide a success-oriented, therapeutic environment that includes the participation of the family and the community in the child's treatment. Central to our philosophy is our commitment to providing optimal care at a reasonable cost.

The program is designed to allow all children the chance to succeed -- sometimes for the first time in their lives. Our goal is to provide the therapeutic intervention, support and structure necessary for each resident to be successful.

Application & Forms

Admissions & Referrals

Admissions & Referrals
Admissions & Referrals

To make a referral to Bridges Residential Program, please call 1.434.200.5700 during business hours. If evening or weekend calls are necessary, an on call worker with Centra Mental Health Intake Center is available to provide some general information and, more importantly, to facilitate contact with the admissions staff at 434.200.5700 or email by clicking here.

All referrals or inquiries for treatment are confidential. Admissions are made with parent/guardian permission.

Referrals for residential treatment are typically made by the special education department of the applicant's school to the local FAPT (Family Assessment and Planning Team) or Community Planning and Management Team (CPMT), local interagency teams established by the Comprehensive Services Act (CSA). CSA was designed to help troubled youths and their families.

Treatment at Bridges Residential Center is funded through Medicaid, CSA and other sources. Please contact your local Comprehensive Services Act (CSA) coordinator for details. To find your local CSA coordinator, visit the CSA website here.

Residential Treatment Funding & Cost

Residential Treatment Funding & Cost
Residential Treatment Funding & Cost

Services are funded through Medicaid, CSA and other sources.  Residential treatment is now accepting funding through a state contract with Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield.

Click here for the current rate.

Information For Families

Information For Families
Information For Families

What do I need to bring for my child's stay?

When packing for your child, please keep in mind that Bridges does not provide storage space. Bridges reserves the right to send articles back home with parents/guardians that are deemed counter-therapeutic to our environment. Linens, laundry facilities and detergent are provided. The following list will be helpful when gathering your child's belongings:

Permitted Items

  • A weekend bag/suitcase to remain on campus for the child when passes home are granted; large containers and suitcases will not be stored and will need to be taken back home.
  • Seven days of seasonal clothing including jeans and t-shirts; casual clothing may include jeans and t-shirts.
  • Sturdy tennis shoes (non-marking soles)
  • Bathing suit (all seasons)
  • Gym clothing
  • Radio, clock, hairdryer and other electrical appliances will need to be found in safe working conditions by Bridges'' maintenance.
  • Personal hygiene products
  • Favorite toy (for younger children)
  • Tapes and posters may be brought.
  • Bridges does not provide clothing or spending allowances for the residents. You may leave money for your child with the milieu coordinator. This money will be monitored by staff

Prohibited Items

  • CD players/CDs
  • iPods/MP3 players
  • Cell phones
  • Other personal electronic devices