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Inpatient Services

Inova Behavioral Health’s inpatient psychiatric units are located within three of Inova’s world-class medical campuses: Fairfax (Falls Church), Mount Vernon (Alexandria), and Loudoun (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 Fairfax Hospital location.

For questions regarding inpatient admission please contact Central Access Call Center at 703-289-7560. Admission to one of our inpatient units may be provided after a psychiatric assessment is performed by one of our psychiatric liaisons at any of Inova's emergency departments.

Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

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.

Each PHP is led by a multidisciplinary treatment team including board certified psychiatrists, licensed counselors, and registered nurses, and utilizing 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 are 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 partial hospitalization programs call our Central Access Call Center at 703-289-7560.

Outpatient and Medication Management Services

Inova's outpatient behavioral health services are available to 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 plans; please inquire while scheduling your appointment)

Contact the Inova outpatient behavioral health center of your choice below for more information.

Medication Management Services

Outpatient psychiatric medication management services are provided at each of our 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

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

Individual counseling is provided by our experienced team of therapists utilizing the latest in evidence-based treatment modalities at the following locations.

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.

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