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Patient referrals are welcomed from clinicians throughout Virginia and the Middle Atlantic region. Whenever feasible, patients are discharged back to their homes for follow-up treatment by their referring clinician. 

  • The Department of Psychiatry operates an Intake and Referral Service to expeditiously screen, evaluate and admit clinically appropriate patients to the various inpatient teams.
  • An Intake and Referral clinician works directly with the referral source to arrange a prompt admission, or assist with identifying other resources available to treat the patient. 

To refer a patient for an initial outpatient evaluation or inpatient admission:

Please call (804) 828-2000 or (800) 232-0901. 

  • For outpatient appointments, select option 2 
  • For inpatient admissions, select option 3