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    Virginia Treatment Center for Children

    Virginia Treatment Center for Children is dedicated to providing family-centered care and offers a range of psychiatric services for children and adolescents. We provide short-term crisis stabilization with round-the-clock care within a supportive environment. We work with families and communities to transition children home with continuing care after discharge. 

    Our expertise includes:
    • Anxiety disorders
    • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorders
    • Autism
    • Depression
    • Mental health consequence of trauma
    • Mental health problems complicated by gender/sexuality issues
    • Mood disorders
    • Problem behaviors at home and school
    • Problems with adjustment

    Inpatient Care

    VTCC provides 24-hour acute care for children and adolescents in a supportive environment. VTCC has 24 beds, including two units with 12 private rooms each. Patient amenities include a full size gymnasium, outdoor courtyard with play equipment and recreation activity areas.

    The short-term acute care inpatient program seeks to stabilize children and adolescents and then transition them back home with mental health care support within their community. A typical inpatient stay ranges from 5-7 days. 

    Acute care program services include:

    • Crisis stabilization, assessment and diagnosis by a multidisciplinary team
    • Educational services
    • Individual, group and family psychotherapy
    • Medication assessment and management
    • Medical management and psychiatric services
    • Nutritional services including meeting special dietary needs by working with a registered dietitian
    • Occupational therapy when clinically indicated
    • Pet therapy
    • Recreational therapy
    • School services

    Learn more about what makes our inpatient care different and what to expect during a stay at VTCC.

    Outpatient Care

    Our experienced and compassionate team members have a long history of successfully caring for children with a wide variety of mental and behavioral health care needs. Outpatient care addresses:  

    • Adjustment problems
    • Anxiety disorders
    • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorders
    • Behavior disorders at home and school
    • Depression
    • Personality and mood disorders
    • Sexual abuse

    Contact Information

    Prior to inpatient admission, the child must be screened by a qualified mental health professional. This can be the child's regular mental health provider or a screener in a hospital emergency room or community services board. After determining that inpatient care is needed, the screener will contact VTCC to arrange next steps.

    Admissions: 1-855-546-7792 

    Outpatient appointments: 804-828-3129

    Virginia Treatment Center for Children
    515 North 10th Street 
    Richmond, Virginia 23219

    ›› Meet the Team

    Virginia Treatment Center for Children is a hospital inpatient and outpatient facility of the VCU Medical Center.


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