River Park Hospital in Huntington, WV

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(3 of 5)
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1230 6th Avenue
Huntington WV 25701

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Areas of Specialization

Dual Diagnosis/ Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment, Residential Treatment

Facility Highlights

Social Skills Training
Group Therapy
Therapeutic Recreation

Rehabs.com Editorial Review

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Located in Huntington, W.V., River Park Hospital provides short-term inpatient treatment for children, adolescents, adults, and seniors struggling with substance abuse issues, mental health disorders, or both. The facility also provides residential care for children and adolescents that can last up to 12 months. If necessary, medically supervised detoxification is available through the short-term inpatient program.


River Park Hospital adheres to a Stages of Change model, and staff members design individualized treatment plans based on the client’s specific clinical needs.

There are two specialized tracks in the short-term inpatient program, and both typically last seven to 10 days. Through group counseling and evidence-based methods, such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), the Traditional Adult Track emphasizes conflict resolution and improving coping skills for those with acute mental health issues. The Chemical Dependency Track helps clients as they stabilize from drug and alcohol addiction. After stabilization, River Park Hospital facilitates aftercare by referring clients to long-term residential programs, sober living communities, and outpatient services.

Components of the long-term residential program for dually diagnosed adolescents (ages 12 to 18) include individual, group, and family therapy, social skills training, 12-step participation, and recreational therapy.

River Park Hospital also has specialized residential programs for adolescent sex offenders and adolescents with severe psychiatric disorders. Along with medication management, these programs provide a range of evidence-based therapies and on-site educational services in a safe, supervised, and structured environment.


River Park Hospital employs a clinical team of psychiatrists, physicians, counselors, recreational therapists, social workers, and mental health clinicians. A state-licensed educator conducts the educational aspects of residential programs.


River Park Hospital is a 165-bed facility divided into separate wings. As a psychiatric facility, the facility has a clinical atmosphere, offering its clients 24/7 access to medical attention. The one family member polled by Rehabs.com gave the hospital a three- out of five-star rating for accommodations and amenities.


Rehabs.com has yet to receive reviews from the hospital’s alumni, but the facility did not fare too well on secondary reviews sites. River Park Hospital received 2.6 out of five stars from five reviewers to date.[1] Multiple alumni wrote in comments that the staff at the facility was rude, including Drew who called them “Rude and uncaring.”

On Facebook, which allows facilities to manage their own pages, the hospital received an overall rating of 3.2 out of five stars based on 31 reviews. Note, a couple reviewers to leave four- and five-star reviews were staff members.[2] Multiple reviewers to leave criticism cited claims of mistreatment from staff.


Reviews from friends and family are also limited. The one loved one surveyed by Rehabs.com, who wished to remain anonymous, gave River Park Hospital an overall rating of two out of five stars, with the lowest ratings given to cleanliness, staff support, holistic offerings, and usefulness of family programs. The reviewer wrote to Rehabs.com that there was a lack of structure and individualized attention. “The staff made little effort to get to know my cousin or his history,” they noted.


There is currently no specific information available on pricing via the facility's website. According to HealthGrove, River Park Hospital accepts Medicaid, other state insurance, military insurance, and Access to Recovery vouchers. The facility’s website notes that financial counseling is available and encourages prospective clients to call for more information about funding options.

Updated March 2017

  1. https://goo.gl/P26XH2

  2. https://www.facebook.com/pages/River-Park-Hospital/117890281571493

Published on April 2017

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The staff made little effort to get to know my cousin or his history. He was often confused with other patients. Methadone appeared to be the only treatment. Lacked quality care.

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