Welcome to Retreat Doctors' Hospital Center for Emotional Growth! The program recognizes mental and emotional health as an integral part of overall health. At Retreat, we use evidence-based practices to provide engaging treatments and foster positive outcomes.

Treatment at Retreat Doctors' Hospital Center for Emotional Growth is multi-faceted. Our treatment team consists of psychiatrists, registered nurses, case management personnel, activities therapists, and mental health technicians. We provide short-term term intensive mental health treatment for adults in crisis. Our treatment program consists of a variety of group and individual services including but not limited to relaxation techniques, medication management, management of acute symptoms, safety management, and activity therapies.

For more information call 804-200-1880.

Conditions Treated

Our program is appropriate for those struggling with:

Major Depression & Mood Disorder

Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. Also called major depression, major depressive disorder or clinical depression, it affects how you feel, think and behave and can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems. You may have trouble doing normal day-to-day activities, and depression may make you feel as if life isn't worth living.

People with mood swings experience an abrupt and apparently unaccountable change of mood.

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is a mental disorder marked by alternating periods of elation and depression.

Anger Management

Anger management is the process of learning to recognize signs that you’re becoming angry, and taking action to calm down and deal with the situation in a positive way. Anger management doesn’t try to keep you from feeling anger or encourage you to hold it in.

Self-Injurious Behavior

Self-Injury is also termed self-mutilation, self-harm or self-abuse. The behavior is defined as the deliberate, repetitive, impulsive, non-lethal harming of oneself.

Sexual Abuse and Assault

Sexual abuse is any sort of non-consensual sexual contact. Sexual abuse can happen to men or women of any age.

Self Assessments

Are you experiencing depression or anxiety? Try the self-assessment links below.

Inpatient Services

Our inpatient services are designed to provide intensive treatment for voluntary and involuntary patients, ages 18 and older, using an interdisciplinary and therapeutic team approach. Our treatment program develops an individualized plan based on mind, body and social evaluation of each patient. The care plan includes the following:

  • Active psychiatric treatment with 24 hour access to a psychiatrist.
  • Mediciation administration, if clinically indicated.
  • A discharge care plan related to the presenting problem and behavior that resulted in admission and addresses post-hospitalization needs. We utilize community resources to ensure long-term wellbeing.
  • Fostering positive outcomes for the individual through communication with family and other support systems.
  • Medical management, as needed, based off medical assessments.
  • Variety of group therapies.

Unit Facts

  • 20 single occupancy rooms
  • Three different group rooms
  • Consult room for medical evaluation

Direct Admission

Retreat Doctors’ Hospital Center for Emotional Growth’s process for direct admission is meant to be an easy and uncomplicated one for providers who are interested in timely admission of voluntary patients into our Behavioral Health units. Once a member of our Behavioral Health assessment team confirms a patient is “medically clear,” stopping in the Emergency Room will not be necessary. For admission requests, please call (804) 216-5105.


Community Services Boards

Richmond Behavioral Health Authority
107 South Fifth Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: 804-819-4000
Crisis Phone Number: 804-819-4100

Henrico Mental Health
10299 Woodman Road
Glen Allen, VA 23060
Phone: 804-727-8500
Crisis Phone Number: 804-727-8580

Chesterfield Mental Health
6801 Lucy Corr Boulevard
Chesterfield, VA 23832
Phone: 804-748-7200
Crisis Phone Number: 804-748-6356

Daily Planet
517 W. Grace Street
Richmond, VA 23220
Phone: 804-783-2505

District 19
Multiple locations
Phone: 804-862-8002
Crisis Phone Number: 804-862-8000

Hanover CSB
Multiple locations- Ashland and Mechanicsville
Phone: 804-365-4222
Crisis Phone Number: 804-365-4200

Goochland-Powhatan CSB
Multiple locations
Phone Number: 804-598-2200
Crisis Phone Number: 804-598-2697

Region 10
Multiple locations
Crisis Phone Number: 434-972-1800

Homeless Shelters

Richmond City Homeless Point of Entry
511 W. Grace Street
Richmond, VA 23220
Phone: 804-648-4177