Adolescent Services assist with youth from the ages of 14 through their 18th birthday or the end of 12th grade. HMDS relies upon the Recovery Model as we work with adolescents and their families. The recovery model is based on the concepts of strengths and empowerment of the people we serve. We believe that when individuals with mental illness and/or addiction have greater control and choice in their treatment, they will be able to take increased control and initiative in their lives.
Services for adults with severe and persistent mental illness are based on evidence that major mental illness are brain diseases, which result in chronic illness. Symptoms are often life long, causing impairment in the persons' thought process and their ability to function in expected daily life activities, including employment, independent living and interpersonal relationships. Eligibility require- ments include a diagnosis of serious mental illness accompanied by poor social and occupational functioning and a history of or expectation of persistence of the illness over time. With appropriate treatment, rehabilitation and support, individuals can live successful lives in the community.
Henrico Area Mental Health & Developmental Services is committed to delivering high quality services. Programs are licensed by the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Services. Professional staff includes case managers, intellectual disability specialists, clinical social workers, clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses, and prevention specialists. Extensive supervision and consultation is provided to all staff and professional development is required. Ongoing evaluation of programs is conducted to assure high quality services.
Serving Court-Involved and High Risk Youth The Court Assessment & Treatment Team provide mental health and substance abuse assessment and treatment services to youth involved with Henrico Court Services. This team works closely with our Juvenile Court liaison, who serves as a contact person for all youth and adults who have been court-ordered to Henrico Area Mental Health & Developmental Services.
We offer a continuum of services through our state accredited facilities and in the community at large such as supported employment, group employment including enlcaves/mobile work crews and sheltered employment at a workshop and skills building training programs.
Free Mulch is available at our two public use areas
Childhood and select adult immunizations available by appointment.
Babies begin to learn and develop from the moment they are born. Some babies and children may need more help to learn than others. The Infant & Toddlers Services help children who are not developing as expected or who have a condition that can delay typical development. Some children need help in only one area of development such as speech or motor skills, while other children may have more general delays due to conditions such as Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, or problems related to premature birth.
Multi-Service Clinic services are available by appointment only. Childhood immunizations, HIV Testing & Pregnancy Tests are available.
Provides initial health screenings to newly arrived refugees and other qualified individuals.
College scholarships offered to students planning to study one of the environmental sciences.
Testing and treatment of sexually transmitted infections is provided at the Henrico Health Department East Clinic. Free, confidential HIV testing and counseling also is available.
In order to promote the practice of soil testing, Henricopolis has established a soil test incentive program to offset the cost of soil analysis for Henrico County residents.
TB program provides services to Henrico residents of all ages that are TB suspects, TB cases, contacts of TB cases, symptomatic of TB, and evaluation of positive TB skin tests, positive IGRA (Interferon Gamma Release Assay) or abnormal chest x-ray suggesting TB.