Monday, October 3, 2022

Riverside Behavioral Health Center Opens Outpatient Program for Addiction

Riverside Doctors' Hospital Williamsburg/ (WYDaily/file photo)
Riverside Health System announced the addition of a partial hospitalization program. (WYDaily/file photo)

HAMPTON ROADS — Riverside Health System has opened a Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) that provides patients in Virginia easy access to addiction support.

The outpatient day treatment program allows patients to continue to reside in their own homes while having access to a hospital-based system of addiction and behavioral health care.

The community-based approach is now available at Riverside Behavioral Health Center (RBHC), and provides patients with a comfortable and structured setting to focus on sobriety. 

“Addiction can feel isolating, but it’s something that impacts so many. That is why our goal is to make patients feel comfortable with seeking help and enhancing their resources for living a healthy lifestyle,” Riverside Behavioral Health Center Executive Director Stacey Johnson said. “Through our Partial Hospitalization Program, patients will receive the holistic care they deserve with the reassurance of their support system. We’re confident that the flexibility and comfort this new option offers will encourage more Virginians to begin recovery.” 

The PHP care plan consists of six hours of daily treatment throughout five days each week, including weekly visits with a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner or Psychiatrist, weekly individual sessions and group therapy time.

As part of the program, RBHC patients receive treatment and therapy services along with education and lifestyle support that is all based on American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) levels of care.

The program includes specialists such as addiction-specialized therapists, admission coordinators, art therapists, case managers, dietitians, peer recovery specialists, pharmacists, psychiatric providers and recreation therapists.

Virginians interested in Riverside’s PHP will begin with a comprehensive assessment process where a custom plan is identified.

Admission Coordinators work with each person to review individual needs, goals, other short-term recovery efforts so teams can recommend positive interventions. Each coordinator works with the RBHC clinical team to make the appropriate level of addiction recovery care, which could include detoxification, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient and general outpatient services.

The treatment process also includes patient support systems often one day a week as a part of the healing process.

“Just like any chronic medical condition, clinical treatment excellence is the bare minimum for our behavioral health services,” Johnson said. “We view compassion and understanding as essential parts of addiction recovery and incorporate them into every patient’s experience. Above all, our goal is your goal, to achieve success at every level and guide you towards a healthy and sustainable recovery.” 

For more information on addiction treatment services, call the Riverside Behavioral Health Center at (757) 827-3119. 

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