Sentara RMH Behavioral Health

Sentara RMH Behavioral Health


Sentara RMH Behavioral Health, located in Harrisonburg, Va., offers inpatient and outpatient treatment to adults struggling with mental illness and behavioral health concerns. The University Blvd. location offers outpatient treatment by appointment only. Sentara Health system has been in existence as a not-for-profit organization for more than 125 years. Sentara’s headquarters are in Norfolk, VA and the health system operates 12 hospitals and four medical groups along with various other outpatient centers.


The facility’s treatment program takes a holistic approach, giving attention to both the medical and psychological needs of each client. Sentara Behavioral Health’s University Blvd. location is a group psychiatric practice that provides evaluation and treatment for psychiatric and addictive disorders. This location requires appointments in order for clients to be seen. At the time of this writing, the facility indicates that appointments are available Monday-Friday during business hours. The behavioral health practice treats individuals struggling with a variety of mental health concerns including depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, schizophrenia, eating disorders, substance abuse, and more.

Sentara Behavioral Health also offers an outpatient partial hospitalization program (PHP) designed to help shorten hospital stays or provide interventions that will help avoid hospitalization. PHP services occur for five days per week, up to six hours per day and allows clients to go home in the evening after receiving treatment during the day. Treatment includes individual, group, and family therapy along with stress management and education. PHP is for adults ages 18 and older. In order to be admitted to the PHP, clients must have a referral from a hospital, physician, family, friends, employee assistance program, a mental health provider, or other healthcare provider. Clients may also refer themselves. The length of the program depends on each client’s individual needs and is determined by the client, physician, and staff.

Other Behavioral Health services offered by Sentara include: inpatient care, 24-hour crisis care, addiction services, bereavement services, child and adolescent services, and counseling services.


According to the facility’s website, the treatment team includes board certified psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, licensed clinical social workers, licensed clinical psychologists, licensed professional counselors, licensed clinical nurse specialists, a bereavement specialist, registered dietitians, pharmacists, art therapists, recreational therapists and other specialists.


The Inpatient Behavioral Health unit at Sentara features 24-hour nursing care, pet therapy, and recreational therapy. There are no additional details provided by the facility regarding its accommodations & amenities.


At time of writing there has been one alum polled by The alum felt that a strength of the facility was, “Wonderful people. A very comfortable environment.” Overall, the alum wrote that they would recommend this facility to a friend or loved one who was considering rehab. The alum also added, “Not a 12 step program. Definitely is a wonderful place to turn your life around.”

On the facility’s Google page, there is an overall rating of four out of five stars based on four total reviews.[1] Three out of the four reviewers all gave five stars; the fourth reviewer gave only one star but did not leave any comments. One client, A.G., felt that the facility did a great job working as a team to provide care. She gave five stars and wrote, “The staff , my therapist and Dr. Are awesome made feel right at home and are working to help me be a better person. Thanks for working great as team.”


The cost of treatment at the facility is not published and varies based on the services received. One alum polled by indicated that a weakness of the facility was the cost. Sentara’s website indicates that they will bill all types of insurance, including Medicare and Medicaid. However, if a co-pay is owed, it must be paid at the time of the outpatient visit. Clients who do not have insurance may receive a 20 percent discount for office visit charges if they are paid in full at the time of the visit.


Reviews about Sentara RMH Behavioral Health

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  • Strengths:Wonderful people. A very comfortable environment. Weakness:Cost .Not a 12 step program. Definitely is a wonderful place to turn your life around.