Horizon Behavioral Health – Horizon Wellness Center

Horizon Behavioral Health – Horizon Wellness Center


Horizon Behavioral Health is a Virginia-based treatment provider, offering a range of services for individuals struggling with chemical dependency, psychiatric disorders, and co-occurring concerns. Located in Lynchburg, Va., Horizon Wellness Center is one of 13 facilities operated by the Horizon Behavioral Health and provides short-term inpatient and outpatient-based levels of care. If necessary, Horizon Wellness Center also provides on-site medical detoxification services.


Upon admission, clients participate in a comprehensive mental health and substance abuse diagnostic evaluation, helping clinicians to determine an appropriate level of treatment and form an individualized treatment plan. If a client requires detoxification and/or psychiatric stabilization, they may be referred to the wellness center’s residential program. The residential program lasts no longer than 15 days. Through medical detoxification, pharmacological intervention (if necessary), and therapeutic programming, the goal of the residential program is to quickly stabilize the client and refer them to a less-intensive level of care.

During residential treatment, clients participate in a highly-structured schedule of individual, group, and family counseling sessions. As the facility’s primary treatment approach, specialized counseling sessions address a range of topics relevant to clientele, including trauma, substance abuse, depression, anxiety, and other issues related to behavioral and mental health. Clients may also attend psychosocial educational classes on coping skills, relapse prevention, and mindfulness training.

For individuals struggling with chemical dependency, medication-assisted therapy (MAT), such as Suboxone and Vivitrol, may be utilized to minimize the discomfort of withdrawal and help curb cravings. Dually diagnoses individuals and clients with a primary psychiatric disorder receive ongoing psychiatric evaluations and medication management.

Once a client is stable, they may be encouraged to utilize the wellness center’s outpatient-based services to promote sustained recovery. On an outpatient basis, Horizon Wellness Center of Lynchburg facilitates group, individual, and family counseling sessions. Along with specialized mental health and substance abuse groups, the wellness center offers a 12-week outpatient program, Project Link, for pregnant and postpartum women. In addition, Horizon Wellness Center provides comprehensive case management for clientele, which may include referrals to community-based resources, sober and supportive housing, vocational training, and longer-term programs.


Horizon Wellness Center’s treatment staff is comprised of physicians experienced in addiction medicine, psychiatrists, licensed mental health and substance abuse counselors, psychiatric nurses, and case managers.


There is currently no information provided by the facility regarding its living arrangements and related offerings.


The sole loved one polled by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing praised the facility. Out of five stars, the survey respondent gave perfect five-star ratings for the facility’s counseling options, ability to treat co-occurring disorders, discharge planning, and the level of family participation. The loved one also gave a four-star rating for the treatment’s staff level of experience and training. “Not enough staff but the ones the did have were nice. It really helped and was a life changing experience,” the loved one wrote.


Although Best-rehabs.com has yet to receive any staff feedback to date, secondary sources revealed mixed opinions concerning the Horizon Behavioral Health organization. On Indeed, 65 individuals gave the organization as a whole a rating of three out of five stars.[1] Concerning the Lynchburg facility, employees tended to cite co-workers as a facility strength, though many criticized management.

“Skillful and highly educated employees continue to leave the agency at a rapid rate due to higher management, stressful work environment, and lack of support/structure within the agency,” a clinician and representative reviewer wrote; however, another clinician wrote: “I thoroughly enjoy my setting, my team and my supervisor,” yet expanded, “but I know this is not the same for everyone.”


Horizon Behavioral Health accepts a range of private insurance plans and Medicaid. A sliding fee scale may be available to uninsured clientele.

[1] https://www.indeed.com/cmp/Horizon-Behavioral-Health/reviews?fcountry=US&floc=Lynchburg%2C+VA

Reviews about Horizon Behavioral Health – Horizon Wellness Center

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  • Family oriented. They allowed family to visit for a reasonable amount of time so you feel at home. Not enough staff but the ones the did have were nice. It really helped and was a life changing experience.