Dover Behavioral Health System in Dover, DE

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725 Horsepond Rd.
Dover DE 19901

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Located on the eastern outskirts of Dover, Del., Dover Behavioral Health System provides residential and outpatient care for adolescents and adults struggling with mental health disorders and substance abuse. The facility offers on-site medical detox, as well as treatment for co-occurring disorders.


According to the facility’s website, Dover Behavioral Health takes a multidisciplinary approach that’s firmly grounded in the 12-Steps and the disease concept of addiction.

Residential care for adults and adolescents is intended as a short-term measure. It uses education about the nature of addiction and recovery — specifically Recovery Dynamics, an intensive learning guide through the 12-Steps — alongside individual, group, and family therapy; medication management; dietary counseling; relapse prevention; and art. music, spiritual and activity therapy.

A partial hospitalization program (PHP) is available to both adults and adolescents on weekdays during the day or evening. It offers many of the same modalities as residential care, plus academic instruction for adolescents and daily psychoeducational groups.

Dedicated residential, PHP, and evening tracks for active servicemen and veterans focus on trauma (including PTSD treatment), family conflict, and adjusting to a new environment. All treatment tracks include individualized aftercare planning.


The team includes three staff psychiatrists, along with a director of social work, a director of nursing, a human resources manager, and a hospital administrator.


According to the facility’s website, residents live in semi-private rooms with access to an enclosed outdoor courtyard. The three loved one surveyed by at the time of this writing all gave the facility four out of five stars for its accommodations and amenities.

WHAT ALUMNI SAY has not yet received any reviews from this facility’s alumni; however, Dover Behavioral Health System garnered an average rating of 1.7 out of five stars based on 25 Google reviews.[1] On Facebook, Dover received an average rating of 2.6 out of five stars based on 33 reviews. [2]


The three loved ones surveyed by at the time of this writing gave the facility mostly positive feedback. All three awarded the facility four or five stars for its treatment effectiveness, its cleanliness, its affordability, its treatment of co-occurring disorders, and its staff’s level of training and experience. “Clean, secure effective for short term but needs to add longer term,” said one anonymous loved one in a representative review.


According to the facility’s online brochure, Dover accepts most insurance plans, including Medicare, Medicaid, and TriCare.

Updated April 2017



Published on June 2017

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Family involvment was nice. I'm unsure about the weaknesses. It is good facility for teens.

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Secure. Needs to be long term rehab. Clean, secure effective for short term but needs to add longer term.

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Helped my sister through a time when she was addicted pills thus leading to suicidal tendencies. Very little contact was allowed by family. Dover behavioral health was good for my sister because they did properly diagnosis her and this helped her get further treatment she needed. not just a pill.

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