The WVU Medicine Thomas Hospitals Department of Behavioral Health provides hope in the Appalachian region for adult patients dealing with emotional and psychological issues, including substance use disorders.

We offer in-person and virtual mental, behavioral health, and substance use disorder services, including:

  • Behavioral Health Connections
  • Adult substance use/dual disorders inpatient care (Addiction Healing Center)
  • Adult outpatient mental health and substance use therapy services
  • Adult outpatient psychiatric medical management
  • Medicated Assisted Treatment Program (MAT)
  • Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

Behavioral Health Connections

Individuals seeking psychiatric or substance use services will receive immediate attention. Referrals are accepted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from physicians, mental health professionals, community agencies, judicial systems, businesses, clergy, schools, families, friends and individuals. Behavioral Health Connections is the initial point of contact for those seeking psychiatric or substance use disorder treatment. Assessments are offered through Connections and can help individuals identify the proper course of treatment. To access, please call 304-766-3553 or 800-992-3010.

Inpatient Substance Use Disorder Unit

Addiction Healing Center

Addiction Healing Center provides residential treatment for substance use disorders. Individuals receive continuum of care that includes individual and group therapy, recovery support groups, and medication-assisted treatment. At the Addiction Healing Center, we deliver essential forms of care led by physicians specializing in addiction medicine and psychiatry.

Outpatient Programming for Adults


Medication management for adult patients requiring care for mental health and/or substance use issues.

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

Five-to-six-week program which consists of three-hour intensive group therapy sessions, four times per week and medication management. These sessions are designed to help those suffering with mental health and/or substance use to learn about their disorders, how it has impacted current life circumstances, and ways to start and sustain recovery.

Individual Therapy

Therapists work with individuals one on one using evidence-based techniques that are personalized to meet their unique needs. Therapeutic goals are established. Couples or family therapy can also be provided/included.

Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)

For individuals with opioid or alcohol use disorders with co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders, we prescribe medications for opioid and alcohol use disorders in addition to providing individual and group therapy. Medications for opioid/alcohol use disorders that are prescribed include different formulations of buprenorphine, naloxone and naltrexone, including long acting injectables.


Psychiatry Behavioral Health Services at Thomas Memorial Hospital
500 Poplar Street, Suite 204 | South Charleston, WV 25309 | 304-414-2895

Outpatient Behavioral Health Services at Thomas Orthopedic Hospital (Saint Francis Campus)
333 Laidley Street | Charleston, WV 25301 | 304-766-4560

Addiction Healing Center at Thomas Orthopedic Hospital (Saint Francis Campus) (Admissions)
333 Laidley Street | Charleston, WV 25301 | 304-766-3553

Connections Behavioral Health Services at Thomas Memorial Hospital
4605 MacCorkle Ave SW | South Charleston, WV 25309 | 304-766-3553