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Online Psychiatric Bed Registry

The Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS) in collaboration with the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association (VHHA), community services boards and Virginia Health Information (VHI) developed a web-based psychiatric bed registry (PBR) to collect, aggregate, and display data on the availability of acute beds in public and private inpatient psychiatric facilities and residential crisis stabilization units (CSUs) of community services boards (CSBs). Hosted by VHI, the Virginia Acute Psychiatric and CSB Bed Registry (PBR) were beta tested and went live throughout the Commonwealth on March 3, 2014.

The registry is a web based program which enables CSBs and psychiatric hospitals to search for acute psychiatric bed availability at all psychiatric hospitals (including state facilities) and CSUs 24/7.  It serves as a tool for emergency services staff to identify potential bed availability at various hospitals, maximizing precious time during a crisis situation. It does not eliminate the need to call facilities to discuss the appropriateness of the admission. The Website has detailed contact information listed for the facilities on the registry. This is one place where mental health professionals can go and obtain current information about all of the psychiatric hospitals and CSUs. It is designed to enable CSB and hospital users to more efficiently determine the availability of appropriate beds in Virginia facilities using various search parameters within the registry data base. Queries can be tailored to specific needs (e.g., region, patient type, level of security, etc).

If you have technical questions or suggestions about the Website (e.g., using your login search features, etc.), please contact:

For non-technical or general questions regarding the Psychiatric Bed Registry, please contact:

  • Charlene Smith, Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Services