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Virginia Treatment Center for Children

Virginia Treatment Center for Children

This project consists of the construction of a new two story, freestanding building located on an approximately 4.5 acre portion of the existing Children’s Hospital of Richmond (CHoR) site in Richmond, Virginia. The new VTCC facility will replace the existing VTCC facility, built in 1962, located at 515 North 10th Street in Richmond, as part of the MCV Campus of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU).

The proposed VTCC behavioral health facility integrates security and safety in a non-institutional design, with abundant natural light. All patient care areas and precincts are located on the first floor, minimizing patient transport and travel distances while enhancing the patient connection and ease of access to outdoor treatment and recreational areas. The second level of the facility is designated for non-patient encounter administrative functions, research, and medical staff offices.

The proposed replacement facility is a 119,600 GSF complex, to be built as a 32 bed inpatient facility to support immediate / near term growth through 2018, and the facility can easily be expanded up to 48 beds to support inpatient volume to and beyond 2024. The infrastructure of the 32 bed facility has been configured such that when expansion to 48 beds is required, a third 16 bed unit can be added to the facility with minimal disruption and without an increase in support or administrative space. The prototypical self-contained 16-bed inpatient care units are based on the VTCC ideal nurse to-patient ratio, with direct access to secure outdoor activity areas.

In addition to the 32 inpatient beds, the new VTCC facility has a main / public lobby area as well as a designated inpatient intake area. Intake registration /scheduling and Lab are centrally located to both outpatient and inpatient intake areas. The Outpatient clinic provides 20 consult / exam rooms to accommodate increasing outpatient volumes of 22,547 outpatient visits. Other programs and services that will be offered include: Community Mental Health Resource Center, Education, Research space, Therapy Mall, Recreation (precinct accessed from corridor with secure separation of inpatient and outpatient), related clinical and administrative services, and specific support services.