Address: 3 Hospital Plaza Clarksburg, WV 26301 View Map
Phone: (304) 969-3100

About Us

Highland-Clarksburg Hospital is a private, non-profit hospital that is dedicated to providing the best care for persons with mental disorders. It has established an integrated system of high quality behavioral health services, including mental health treatment services for Children, Adolescents' and Adult Dual Diagnosis Patients.

Utilizing a new and modern mental health care facility, with unique psychiatric hospital construction upgrades and installation of new, cutting edge, security measures, Highland-Clarksburg Hospital has developed a state-of-the-art mental health facility as its clinical core for treatment, education and service activities. Please visit the various links on the website and learn about the valuable role Highland-Clarksburg Hospital plays in supporting the needs of it's patients and the community. HCHI's goal is to provide quality comprehensive psychiatric services that encourage maximum patient independence, and movement towards community reintegration within an environment that is safe and caring.

Highland-Clarksburg Hospital is poised to move forward and continue to be a leader in psychiatry both in North Central West Virginia and regionally — having already treated patients from surrounding states. It is through the efforts of the clinical staff that HCHI continues to grow and flourish, despite the difficult environment in which the practice of psychiatry exists.

Highland-Clarksburg Hospital FAQ

Who can make a referral?
Referrals can come from anyone taking care of a child. Most referrals are from parents or guardians, outpatient counselors, DHHR, schools, and Emergency Departments or Primary Care Doctors.

How do you conduct an assessment for admissions?
Typically, referrals are received by phone. After a referral call is received, admissions staff gathers patient information and then communicates with the physician to facilitate a decision about whether or not a patient needs acute inpatient treatment. Specific information needed includes prior treatment history, any known diagnoses, precipitating event(s), etc. Once a patient is approved for admission, a mental health assessment is completed by admissions staff upon arrival. This must be completed in person to gather information for a brief MSE (mental status exam).

What is the difference between inpatient and intensive outpatient services?
Inpatient services are designed for the stabilization of a crisis situation - patients who may be suicidal or otherwise an immediate danger to self or others. Inpatient services offer more safety via direct observation and supervision by 24 hour direct care staff, video monitoring of all patient care areas, secure locked units and wings of the hospital, 24 hour security officers, daily monitoring by child psychiatrists and therapy staff, as well as intensive group, individual, and recreational therapy. Outpatient services are very helpful in maintaining changes made during hospitalization,and to begin intensive individual work which can be more long term; sessions are typically weekly and will address current maladaptive behaviors, assist clients in achieving better overall daily functioning, help maintain stability, and address issues before they become acute crises.

What will the daily routine be for my child and what will the treatment include?
A schedule is given upon admission. The day is very structured with a variety of therapy, educational, skills, and activity groups throughout the day. There is time for art, library time, outdoors/gym time, and quiet time or time for games and activities on the units. Each child will have individual treatment goals to complete while in the hospital as well; there is dedicated time to work on these goals. Family therapy is also a critical component of successful treatment.

How do I find out more information about specific services?
You can visit and read more about our services under the services tab. If you have further questions, please call 304-969-3100. Follow us on Facebook (@highlandclarksburghospital) to stay up to date on new services and events through Highland-Clarksburg Hospital.


Our Services

Highland-Clarksburg Hospital provides services for acutely mentally ill patients. Services are provided 24 hours a day on an on-going basis. The goal of treatment is to stabilize the patient and assist in their return to the community.
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Highland-Clarksburg Hospital is a member of the Governing Board. The responsibility for the provision and oversight of professional clinical services is delegated to the Medical Director, who is a board certified psychiatrist. Clinical care of patients is carried out by multidisciplinary treatment teams, each under the direction of a physician. Social Work/Therapy staff are managed by a Program Manager who reports to the Director of Therapy and Social Work. Nursing Staff report to Nurse Manager. All report to Director of Nursing.
Each patient is assigned to a multi-disciplinary treatment team which is composed of a physician, nurse, therapist, case manager, recreational specialist and others as appropriate. This team assesses, plans, implements and evaluates the patient’s care. Therapy may include medication, individual and group therapy, education, as well as recreational modalities. Specialty medical services are provided on a consultative basis. All professionals fulfill federal, state, and local requirements for licensing, registration, and certification as required by the Joint Commission and CMS regulations with required documentation maintained in personnel files. Physicians are credentialed and privileged in a manner defined by the Medical Staff Bylaws of Highland-Clarksburg Hospital. Department heads or designated professionals are responsible to the CEO and Chief Medical Officer/Chief Clinical Officer to ensure that professional standards are met in selection and assignment of staff and for the monitoring and evaluation of the quality of care provided in their disciplines. Department heads or designated professionals are further responsible for providing supervision of their staff and opportunities for professional growth. The Chief Medical Officer exercises professional oversight over the professional, clinical, and administrative issues affecting the Medical Staff.