Geriatric Psychiatric Unit

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Geriatric Psychiatric Unit

The Geriatric Psychiatric Unit, located in Virginia Baptist Hospital, is the location of Centra's Geriatric Psychiatric Program.  This unit is designed for  adults 65 years of age and older who are in crisis and in need of immediate stabilization. Our treatment team includes a board certified geriatric psychiatrist (medical director), Dr. Peter Betz, as well as psychiatric nurse practitioners, mental health nurses, social workers, licensed professional counselors, pastoral counselors and mental health counselors. 


After assessing the senior and ensuring that he or she is medically cleared, healthcare professionals can call Centra Mental Health Intake & Resource Center, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, toll free at  434.200.4444.

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Centra's Mental Health Services offers a full continuum of care for a range of psychiatric illnesses. We encourage you to learn about our levels of care with all our services by visiting our main web page.