In 1912, Dr. Beverly Randolph Tucker established the Neurological Sanitarium, a seven-bed psychiatric hospital in Richmond, Virginia. Operating under the vast HCA Virginia network, this facility is now known as Tucker Pavilion at Chippenham Hospital and has a 113-bed capacity. Besides providing inpatient mental health services, Chippenham Hospital offers detox and Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for those suffering from chemical dependency, as well as a Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) and inpatient treatment for clients with co-occurring disorders.
Accommodations and Food
Residents share gender-specific rooms in a typical hospital setting. Meals are prepared by the hospital culinary team and provide simple, well-balance nutrition. Residents dine in their rooms. After detox is completed, those who require treatment for a primary co-occurring disorder are moved to another ward—others are referred to the IOP program.
Treatment and Staff
Upon intake, a client receives a complete physical and psychiatric evaluation. Detox length is determined based on each client’s needs, the severity of their withdrawal symptoms and the drugs used. Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT), including Suboxone, is provided and residents are monitored around the clock. Weekly evidence-based treatment for detox clients includes group therapy, individual therapy and attendance at two to three 12-step meetings on the premises. Group topics include substance abuse awareness, stress management, coping skills and relapse prevention.
Chippenham Hospital does not provide a traditional 28-day inpatient drug rehab. Residential services are only offered for those with chemical dependency issues and a primary mental health disorder. Length of stay is determined on a case-by-case basis. While treatment follows the detox curriculum, additional services include medication-assisted treatment and management for co-occurring disorders, peer support, behavior modification and family counseling. Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is offered, when appropriate.
The PHP program is a step-down from inpatient hospitalization. Clients receive individualized treatment plans and treatment includes group therapy, individual therapy, medication and psychiatric evaluations. With an emphasis on dual diagnosis support, group topics parallel those offered in inpatient treatment. Additional subjects include life skills, goal setting and long-term abstinence planning.
The length of IOP chemical dependency treatment is eight weeks. Weekly therapy includes three group sessions (three hours each), attendance at AA/NA meetings, family education and individual therapy (as needed). Group topics include relapse prevention, the disease concept of addiction, coping skills and abstinence skills. Out-of-pocket cost for IOP is $145 for an evaluation and $145 per group session.
Besides medical staff, the behavioral and mental health team includes a Bachelor’s-level psychologist, a Master’s-level registered nurse, two Master’s-level LCSWs, a Bachelor’s-level social worker and a CSAC.
Chippenham Hospital also offers mental health and substance abuse residential treatment for children between the ages of five and 11 and adolescents between the ages of 12 and 17. Protocol parallels the adult inpatient curriculum. Additionally, youngsters and teens participate in creative activities, such as art therapy.
Alternative therapies like aromatherapy and yoga are offered to inpatient adult residents. Pet therapy is provided courtesy of Frasier, a large, friendly mixed-breed dog.
Chippenham Hospital provides acute care for those suffering from chemical dependency with a primary co-occurring disorder. Their mission is to focus on treating depression, anxiety and other mental health issues that often show up in addiction. For those who require immediate stabilization from a mood disorder or who need medical assistance due to alcohol or drug-induced withdrawals, Tucker Pavilion might be a lifesaver.
Tucker Pavilion at Chippenham Hospital
7101 Jahnke Rd
Richmond, VA 23225
Chippenham Hospital Cost: $1,885 (IOP, 30 days). Reach Chippenham Hospital by phone at (804) 320-3911 or (804) 323-8846 (24/7 crisis intervention line). Find Chippenham Hospital at Facebook, Google+, Twitter and YouTube
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