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Psychiatric Inpatient Child & Adolescent Services

We offer intensive short-term programs for children and adolescents who are in crisis.
A teen speaks with a counselor.

Conditions we treat

  • Behavior management
  • Conflict resolution
  • Mood management

Our experts in psychiatric care have an emphasis in the following:

  • Assessment and consultation
  • Crisis stabilization services
  • Diagnostic evaluation
  • Medication management
  • Collaboration with families and community resources
  • Skill-building psychoeducational group therapies
  • Comprehensive discharge planning
  • Anger, aggression management
  • Individual therapy
  • Cognitive and dialectical behavioral therapy
  • Psychotherapy
  • Family and recreational therapy

Safety information

If you or someone you know are having a medical or mental health emergency, call 911 immediately.

Where you can find us

We have a number of conveniently located facilities in your neighborhood. See all Locations

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Centra Virginia Baptist Hospital

3300 Rivermont Ave
Lynchburg, VA 24503
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Meet our team

Centra's team of Caregivers is dedicated to providing the most advanced, personalized care.

Preparing for your stay

Because of a robust program schedule, parents/guardians may speak to their child by phone only during designated times.   For status updates, parents/guardians can call the unit's main nurses' station at 434.200.4138. Friends are not allowed to call during a patient's stay

Clothing regulations

  • Clothing, enough to last 3 or 4 days, should be free of drug, sex, alcohol, violent or morbid subject matter.
  • Shoes without laces and without socks must be worn at all times.
  • Adolescent females must wear bras.
  • Midriff/stomach area must be covered at all times.
  • Clothing that is torn above the knee may not be worn.
  • Shorts must be at mid-thigh or longer.
  • Sunglasses, hats, and coats may not be worn on the unit.
  • Clothing must be drawstring-free and without belts.

Permissible items

Personal hygiene products (shampoo, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, feminine hygiene products, etc.)
Family photos (without frames, please)
Stuffed animals and pillows/blankets from home.

Non-permissible items

Any and all drugs, alcohol or tobacco products
Cell phones, headphones, CDs, CD players, MP3 players, iPods and other personal electronics
Colognes and perfumes
Spiral bound notebooks and journals