Inpatient Services – Adults
Inova Behavioral Health Services' inpatient psychiatric units are located within three of Inova’s world-class medical campuses: Inova Fairfax Medical Campus (Falls Church), Inova Mount Vernon Hospital (Alexandria), and Inova Loudoun Hospital, Cornwall Campus (Leesburg).
Our inpatient units provide our clients with safety, structure, and stabilization provided by our experienced team of psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, counselors, and case managers. Therapeutic group activities, including creative art therapy, are held throughout the day. ECT (electroconvulsive therapy) treatments are provided on a case by case basis at the Inova Mount Vernon Hospital location.
For questions regarding inpatient admission please contact the Inova Behavioral Health Services Central Access Call Center at 703-289-7560. Admission to one of our inpatient units may be provided after a psychiatric assessment is performed.
Our partial hospitalization program fills a gap in mental health services by providing supportive and structured crisis intervention for individuals requiring more intensive mental health care than a weekly counseling or psychiatric appointment can provide. It may also be utilized as a step down from inpatient psychiatric treatment.
The PHP programs are led by a multidisciplinary treatment team including board-certified psychiatrists, licensed counselors, and registered nurses, and utilizes evidence-based treatment modalities. An individualized treatment plan is developed for each person. A typical day at one of our PHP’s consists of a variety of daily therapeutic and educational groups. Medication evaluation and management is also provided by one of our board-certified psychiatrists. The overall length of stay varies on a case-by-case basis and is usually one to two weeks.
For questions or new admissions into one of our adult outpatient partial hospitalization programs please contact the Inova Behavioral Health Services Central Access Call Center at 703-289-7560.
Outpatient and Medication Management Services – Adults
Inova's outpatient behavioral health services are available to adult patients who need acute care but who are not at imminent risk to themselves or others. Outpatient services include behavioral health evaluations and treatment services, medication management and ongoing care for diverse psychiatric disorders.
Staff psychiatrists and nurse practitioners provide assessments and medication management. We have licensed clinical staff available for those with insurance coverage (we accept most major health insurance plans; please inquire while scheduling your appointment).
Medication Management Services – Adults
Outpatient adult psychiatric medication management services are provided at each of our adult outpatient centers. A psychiatric evaluation for medication and ongoing medication management are performed by our experienced team of certified psychiatrists or psychiatric nurse practitioners.
Urgent psychiatric appointments are available at the Inova Psychiatric Assessment Center (IPAC) by walk in appointment.
Depot Medication – Adults
Long-acting medication administered intramuscularly by a registered nurse is also available. Depot medication can be particularly helpful to individuals who have difficulty administering their medication on a daily basis.
Counseling Services – Adults
Individual counseling is provided by our experienced team of therapists utilizing the latest in evidence-based treatment modalities.
Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
ECT, or electroconvulsive therapy, is an extremely effective treatment option for patients who are diagnosed with a range of mental illnesses especially patients with severe depression. This service is performed by highly trained clinical and nursing staff at Inova Mount Vernon Hospital. ECT is usually performed on an outpatient basis, but it is available to inpatients as well.