The Children’s program provides intensive inpatient care for youth ages 5-12. Services provided are guided by a master treatment plan developed by a multidisciplinary team of mental health professionals. Treatment modalities include: Group therapy, family therapy, individual therapy, nursing and skills building groups, art and activity therapy and educational assistance as needed.
Active family participation is very important during the treatment. The family or guardian is urged and expected to participate. Family therapy is scheduled weekly.
Serving youth (Ages 5-12) who have a current Intellectual or Developmental Disability diagnosis in addition to a mental health disorder and who are experiencing an acute psychiatric crisis. Patient must be able to beneficially engage in group therapy and activities. Patient must have IQ of 60 or above.
The adolescent program provides intensive inpatient care for youth ages 13-17. Services provided are guided by a master treatment plan developed by a multidisciplinary team of mental health professionals. Treatment modalities include: Group therapy, family therapy, individual therapy, art and activity therapy and educational assistance as needed.
Active family participation is very important during the treatment. The family or guardian is urged and expected to participate. Family therapy and group meetings are scheduled weekly.
Serving youth (Ages 13-17) who have a current Intellectual or Developmental Disability diagnosis in addition to a mental health disorder and who are experiencing an acute psychiatric crisis. Patient must be able to beneficially engage in group therapy and activities. Patient must have IQ of 60 or above.
Serving youth (Ages 13-17) with a co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorder needing sobriety intervention in addition to acute psychiatric needs.
Highland-Clarksburg Hospital is pleased to provide a program of comprehensive evaluation of adolescents involved in the court system. This process will include: Psychiatric evaluation, physical examination, psychological testing (including neuropsychological assessment where appropriate), educational review, and assessment of family and social issues.
Our goal is to provide a thorough assessment process, and central to that effort is addressing the issues of concern for the court. As much as possible, it is helpful to know which areas are of greatest question or concern.
Adolescents should be between the ages of 13 and 17.
These adolescents are psychiatrically stable, in that they are not acutely ill, their symptoms and behaviors are problematic but chronic, and they are not in need of acute inpatient hospital care. Adolescents who become acutely ill may require placement in an appropriate acute facility.
Acceptance to this program is on a case by case basis. We look to determine their current level of adaptive functioning. Information to be considered is IQ, educational level, ADLS, and verbal skills.
Because the emphasis is on diagnostic clarification, adolescents who are violent, sexual offenders or those with clearly documented conduct disorders or criminal behaviors as the primary problem will not be considered.
Referrals must be made for this program through the Admissions Department at HCHI. Once the referral and all requested records and documentation have been received from the referral source, the Diagnostic Team will review the referral and notify the referral source within 3 business days of acceptance or denial. If applicable, the admission will be scheduled at this time. These are not emergent referrals and will have scheduled admission dates/times during regular operating hours.
If accepted, medical clearance, MCM-1, and a court order are required for admission to HCHI for diagnostic assessment. The court-order must contain the required language as provided by the Admissions Department or Case Manager. Upon arrival for the scheduled admission, the court-order and any additional records requested by the Diagnostic Team should be provided at that time. WVDHHR or the legal guardian must have a discharge plan and location to which the adolescent will be discharged upon completion of the diagnostic assessment period as determined by HCHI.
The program will include group therapy-based content focused on improvement and stabilization of emotional and behavioral functioning, skills-building and educational groups, individual therapy as indicated, experiential groups, nursing, and recreation groups. Therapy programming content will be DBT-based (Dialectical Behavior Therapy).
Please contact the Admissions Department at 304.969.3100 for more information.
The adult program provides intensive care for adults age 18 and up.
The individual must meet the criteria for a civil commitment under chapter 27 of the WV code. Individual must be a diversion patient from William R. Sharpe Jr. Hospital in Weston, WV. Individual must also be accepted by our Chief Medical Officer.
Services provided are guided by a master treatment plan developed by a multidisciplinary team of mental health professionals. Treatment includes: individual and group therapy, psychoeducational opportunities, individual case management, discharge planning, activity groups, recreational services, community integration, assistance with daily living skills, behavioral support, crisis intervention, dietary services, and medication management.
Forensic psychiatry is the branch of psychiatry that overlaps with the legal system. Patients who suffer with mental illness and have criminal charges against them sometimes end up court-ordered for psychiatric treatment at a forensic psychiatric facility. Highland-Clarksburg Hospital has extended its mission to serve adult forensic psychiatric patients from all over our state. There are four forensic units in the hospital that operate as a secure psychiatric treatment center serving up to 70 male patients.
The patients are diverted to HCHI through the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources and are court-ordered to receive inpatient psychiatric care until the end of their jurisdiction or until a less restrictive environment can be safely established. The patients have been found Incompetent to Stand Trial- Non Restorable (IST-NR) or Not Guilty by Reason of Mental Illness (NGRMI) under the WV State Code Chapter 27.
Treatment includes a combination of psychiatric evaluation and management, social services, individual and group counseling; vocational and rehabilitation programming; therapeutic recreation and a personalized medication regimen. This multi-disciplinary treatment team approach is geared towards promoting mental health in a safe and secure environment. Patient, guardian and family input are encouraged at all levels of treatment.
The ultimate goal of the Treatment Team is to help prepare each patient to re-enter society at a level that is safe for them and the community.
For more information, please call 304.969.3135