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Central Regional Hospital

What Services Does Central Regional Hospital Provide?

Central Regional Hospital provides psychiatric care to North Carolinians. We treat children, adolescents, adults and the elderly. We stabilize those in crisis, assess our patients and provide medical care, psychiatric treatment and counseling. Our staff helps our patients plan for their discharge and to make connections with the community.

The hospital is a state-of-the-art facility and serving adults and adolescents in 25 counties in the central region of the state. We also serve children 12 and under from all 100 counties of North Carolina. Central Regional Hospital has forensic, research and child specialty units.

About Treatment at Central Regional

Our treatment planning model follows six guiding principles:

  • Interdisciplinary;
  • Individualized to meet the patient’s needs;
  • Problem-focused;
  • The patient is involved in the treatment planning process;
  • Driven by assessment data; and
  • The treatment plan is directed toward the patient’s discharge.

Through medication, counseling, educational sessions, group therapy, recreation therapy, work therapy, diet, creative expressive art and occupational therapy, we help patients learn how to achieve their discharge goals and better manage their illness.

A team of psychiatrists, social workers, nurses and other trained professionals work together with the patient and family to develop a comprehensive treatment plan addressing individual and family needs. Doctors and nurses are available 24 hours a day.  

Continuity of Care

 Help and support does not stop when a patient leaves the hospital. Continuing care is a vital part of the recovery process and is part of the comprehensive treatment plan. Central Regional, in collaboration with community-based  programs and other facilities, works to ease the transition from the hospital to the community. We encourage all patients and families to actively participate in their treatment and recovery. 

Rehabilitation Therapies

  • Education
  • Work Therapy
  • Pastoral Services
  • Arts Therapy
  • Recreation
  • Speech/Language
  • Beauty/Barber
  • Occupational/Physical Therapy

Forensic Psychiatric Services

  • Pretrial
  • Treatment

Inpatient and outpatient support services

  • Pharmacy
  • Radiology
  • Medical Laboratory
  • Social Work
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Environmental
  • Dental

Who is Eligible?

Admission is available to any adult consumer in our region, regardless of financial resources or insurance status. Patients pay on a sliding scale according to their income. More on cost and financial arrangements.

How to Apply

Care at Central Regional Hospital begins with the Local Management Entity or local provider who makes the referral to our facility.

North Carolina law provides for two types of admission procedures, voluntary and involuntary



Your Rights

See the patient’s rights page.

Practical Matters for Patients

Practical matters for patients.

Requests for school records should be directed to the school secretary at 919-764-5806.

Requests for medical records should be directed to the Medical Records Department at 919-764-7600.


Joint Commission Accreditation on July 3, 2010

CMS certification on September 7, 2011

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