The Neil Dobbins Center

The Neil Dobbins Center


Located in Asheville, N.C., the Neil Dobbins Center is a facility that specializes in providing treatment for individuals with developmental disabilities and behavioral health disorders. In the RHA Health Services network, it is known as the Facility-Based Crisis program. This program offers short-term crisis stabilization and residential intervention services to adults who are struggling with behavioral health issues and co-occurring mental health disorders.

The Neil Dobbins Center serves as a safe haven for individuals experiencing a mental health crisis. The program is designed for short-term assistance, with the typical length of stay ranging from one to four days. The facility is equipped to provide treatment for individuals who have voluntarily sought help as well as those who are involuntarily committed.


The Neil Dobbins Center operates 24 hours per day, seven days per week. Clients have the flexibility to access community-based therapeutic intervention services and assessments at any time. Treatment begins with a thorough evaluation to determine the most appropriate course of action and treatment. These assessments are overseen by highly-trained medical staff members.

Clients participate in individual and group counseling sessions. Therapists also help clients with behavioral management interventions to address problematic behaviors. If necessary, medications can be provided and managed to support the client’s recovery. For many clients, the short-term treatment program is sufficient as their primary form of treatment. However, in some cases, clients may be admitted for longer term treatment, which includes ongoing assessments and follow-up treatment options.

As clients near the end of their treatment, an aftercare plan is developed to ensure ongoing recovery and support. The facility’s staff actively works with clients to establish a support network and enroll in continued care plan options. Clients may also be referred to community support services and other treatments that may be applicable to their specific needs.


The dedicated treatment team at the Neil Dobbins Center consists of clinicians, physicians, a psychiatrist, and peer support specialists. All staff members undergo extensive training in their respective areas and possess considerable experience in working with clients during crisis situations. Trained staff members are always available around-the-clock to provide clients with the support they require.


At the Neil Dobbins Center, clients are accommodated in comfortable bedrooms within a clinical setting. All necessary medications and meals are provided as part of the program. To maintain a therapeutic environment, clients are required to wear scrubs instead of their regular clothing. Personal belongings are not permitted and will be securely stored throughout the course of treatment. With the exception of service animals, pets are not allowed at the facility. However, the staff can assist clients in finding suitable pet care options during their treatment.

To facilitate a total immersion into the program, communication with family members is limited during treatment. Visitation and other communication methods are also restricted.

WHAT ALUMNI SAY has not yet received any alumni reviews for the Neil Dobbins Center. However, the facility has garnered highly positive feedback from alumni on third-party websites, with a focus on the exceptional quality of care and the positive attitudes of staff members. Across various third-party review sites, the center has consistently received five out of five stars.

The Neil Dobbins Center has received two maximum five-star ratings on its Facebook page, as well as three perfect five-star ratings on Google. Alumni testimonials on these platforms have highlighted the outstanding training and dedication exhibited by the staff. For instance, Brian mentioned on Facebook, “the staff there are very well trained and care about their job,” while Tiffany added, “Great people and people that really care.” Another alum, Isabel, expressed her satisfaction with the peer support received, stating, “The peer supports were awesome and I didn’t have to pay a dime,” in a representative Google review.

On CiteHealth, one reviewer awarded the facility a full five out of five stars to date. The reviewer specifically praised the quality of care and the staff, although the promptness of treatment received an average three-star rating.


Two loved ones who provided feedback to at the time of this writing gave mostly positive ratings for the Neil Dobbins Center. Both reviewers awarded four and five-star ratings for the meals and cleanliness, and both indicated their willingness to recommend the facility to others.


Regardless of clients’ ability to pay, the Neil Dobbins Center is committed to providing treatment. The facility accepts various forms of payment, including private health insurance, Medicare, and Medicaid.

Services provided by The Neil Dobbins Center

Service Setting

  • Inpatient
  • Outpatient
  • Residential
  • Intensive Outpatient
  • Type of Care

  • Detox
  • Substance Abuse Treatment
  • Treatment Approaches

  • Anger Management
  • Brief Intervention
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Contingency Managementmotivational Incentives
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Martix Model
  • Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Trauma-related Counseling
  • 12-step Facilitation
  • Detoxification

  • Alcohol Detoxification
  • Benzodiazepines Detoxification
  • Cocaine Detoxification
  • Opioid Detoxification
  • License/Certification/Accreditation

  • State Substance Abuse Agency
  • State Mental Health Department
  • Council On Accreditation
  • Payment/Insurance/Funding Accepted

  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Payment Assistance
  • Genders Accepted

  • Male
  • Female
  • The Neil Dobbins Center Reviews

  • Treatment Effectiveness
  • Accommodations & Amenities
  • Meals & Nutrition
  • It helped my loved one while they attended, but they didn't complete the program. Not enough staff or funding. The cost of really good programs is too high for the average person. This program was for those that can't afford it.
  • Treatment Effectiveness
  • Accommodations & Amenities
  • Meals & Nutrition
  • gettiing you clean is their goal, it has many helpful programs