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Online Psychiatric Bed Registry

The Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS), along with its many public and private partners, 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). The Virginia Acute Psychiatric and CSB Bed Registry (PBR) went live throughout the Commonwealth on March 3, 2014. The current online bed registry was developed by e’Telic Inc., and oversight is provided by DBHDS Central Office administrators.

The registry is a web based program which enables CSBs and psychiatric hospitals to search for acute psychiatric bed availability at participating 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 registry includes contact information for the facilities and aids mental health professionals in obtaining current information about participating psychiatric hospitals and CSUs. It is designed to enable CSB and hospital users to more efficiently determine the availability of appropriate psychiatric 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).

For general inquiries or user questions about the Website (e.g., using your login search features, etc.), please contact:

The Connections Newsletter was published quarterly from September 2014 to September 2016 and provided news and information about the psychiatric bed registry during its early implementation and use. Archived editions of the newsletter can be found below.