Virginia Beach Psychiatric Center in Virginia Beach, VA

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1100 First Colonial Road
Virginia Beach VA 23454

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ABOUT VIRGINIA BEACH PSYCHIATRIC CENTER

Part of Virginia Beach General Hospital, Virginia Beach Psychiatric Center provides inpatient and outpatient care for adults dealing with substance abuse and dual diagnosis. The center is also one of the 13 (5.8 percent) of Virginia treatment centers that provide on-site detox.

TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT

Virginia Beach Psychiatric Center offers 24-hour assessments that are used to determine the level of care needed. Assessments evaluate the client’s substance abuse and mental health history and include a safety assessment and plan of action.
The Rapid Stabilization Unit (RSU) at Virginia Beach provides crisis stabilization. The Center for Emotional Recovery (CER) provides assistance to individuals dealing with mental illness through psychotherapy and medication management. Detoxification is provided through the Center for Dual Diagnosis Treatment (CDT).

The partial hospitalization program (PHP) includes two treatment tracks: substance abuse treatment and mental illness treatment. Clients will participate in individual, group, and family counseling and educational groups, and are subject to physician oversight. The program is offered from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays.

STAFF CREDENTIALS

Virginia Beach Psychiatric Center employs board-certified psychiatrists, addictionologists, registered nurses (RNs), licensed practical nurses (LPNs), clinical social workers, certified alcohol and drug counselors, recreation therapists, social workers, and mental health counselors. The five individuals polled by Rehabs.com to date on the staff’s level of training and experience gave it an average rating of 3.6 stars.

It is one of the 33 (14.8 percent) of Virginia treatment facilities accredited by The Joint Commission.

ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES

Virginia Beach Psychiatric Center is a 100-bed facility and has specific visiting hours.

WHAT ALUMNI SAY

Four of five alumni surveyed by Rehabs.com gave Virginia Beach Psychiatric Center positive reviews while the fifth reviewer provided mixed feedback.

“This facility is a great place for people with duel diagnosis,” wrote alum T.C. “It also gives you plenty of options & resources for you to stay clean and sober on the outside.” Another alum commented: “Locked ward was demeaning.”

On Google, 43 reviewers gave Virginia Beach a low average rating of 2.3 out of five stars. Individuals commonly complained about staff members and problems with admission. [1]

WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY

Five loved ones polled by Rehabs.com at this time of writing gave mixed commentary about treatment at Virginia Beach Psychiatric Center: two were positive, two were negative, and one was mixed. Detailed polling data was collected by Rehabs.com from four loved ones.

Two individuals praised the counseling. However, loved ones gave lower ratings for extracurricular activities and available treatment methods. Two reviewers noted that cost was a weakness of the facility with reviewer L.S. writing: “If you have no insurance that wil not help you.”

Two reviewers called staff a weakness of the facility. “I have known others that have used this facility in the past (years ago) and we thought highly of everyone,” wrote one anonymous parent. “I see now that things have changed and the personnel are not as caring as before.”

Holistic Offerings: 2.5/5
Counseling Options: 2.75/5
Affordability: 2.8/5
Staff Experience and Training: 3.3/5
Family Participation: 3.8/5

WHAT STAFF SAY

The sole employee surveyed by Rehabs.com at this time of writing gave mixed feedback. They awarded Virginia Beach Psychiatric Center five stars for the staff’s credentials but wrote: “Once VBPC is informed of insurance status a patient is discharged that day in spite of medical status.”

On Indeed, 40 staff members gave the center an average rating of 3.2 out of five stars. “The nurses and counselors I work with are amazing and friendly,” wrote an employee on Indeed in a representative review. “We all work as a team to help each patient recover and find the help they need for long term care. The doctors are kind and respectful to patients and staff.” [2]

FINANCING

Virginia Beach Psychiatric Center accepts most insurance and managed care plans, and employs a financial counselor to assist clients. It is one of the 111 (49.8 percent) of Virginia treatment facilities that accept Medicare. The five individuals polled by Rehabs.com to date on the center’s affordability gave it an average rating of 3.2 out of five stars.

[1]GoogleReviews
[2]https://www.indeed.com/cmp/Virginia-Beach-Psychiatric-Center/reviews

Published on January 2018

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L S

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If you have no insurance that wil not help you

Anonymous

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I have known others that have used this facility in the past (years ago) and we thought highly of everyone. I see now that things have changed and the personnel are not as caring as before.

Anthony

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I have been sober and clean for a few years now

T C

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This facility is a great place for people with duel diagnosis. It also gives you plenty of options & resources for you to stay clean and sober on the outside.

Anonymous

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Aftercare was dr visits and therapist

Anonymous

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locked ward was demeaning

Anonymous

Once VBPC is informed of insurance status a patient is discharged that day in spite of medical status

Anonymous

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counseling for families, very helpful to our family during the ordeal

Anonymous

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Easy access. Staffing and cost was a weakness. Needs more pay for the staff.

Anonymous

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Great care, Availability was an issue. More availability for needs

Anonymous

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CLOSE TO HOME, EFFECTIVE COUNCILING, COST WAS A WEAKNESS. gOOD PLACE TO SEEK HELP

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