Chestnut Ridge Center celebrates 25 years of service with open house on November 15

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – WVU Healthcare's Chestnut Ridge Center is celebrating its 25th anniversary by hosting an open house from 3:30-7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15. Since 1987, Chestnut Ridge Center has been a haven for West Virginians experiencing mental distress or psychiatric illness. The center’s treatment strengths include adult and child psychiatry and drug and alcohol addiction treatment.
James Stevenson, M.D., chair of the WVU School of Medicine Department of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry, said. “It is our responsibility to provide access to mental health care to the citizens of West Virginia. In the 25 years since the center was built, services have been expanded to more than a dozen locations around the state to meet the needs of adults and children."
Telepsychiatry programs are now being offered to patients in rural areas of West Virginia via video teleconferencing equipment and Chestnut Ridge Center has plans to continue expanding the program.
Chestnut Ridge Center’s multidisciplinary team of psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, nurses, clinical staff, mental health specialists, dieticians and educators provide support to patients 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Adults with severe, recurrent mental illness are offered partial hospitalization and an Assertive Community Treatment program to help them be successful in their communities and limit their inpatient hospital stays.
All are invited to attend the open house. For more information, call 304-598-6422.


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