HealthWays has been providing skilled, competent, comprehensive mental health and behavioral health care services to this community since 1964. They offer programs that change and improve lives. Services provided include Psychiatric/Medical Services, Psychological Services, counseling services, Adult Substance Abuse Program, Miracles Happen Residential Substance Abuse Program and IOP, Passages for Growth Adult IOP, and Case Management Services. Services for persons with Mental Retardation or Developmental Disabilities include four residential sites, case management services, Workshop Services and Day Treatment Services.
Founded in 1969 by West Virginia University, Valley Counseling Services united with The Human Resources Association and incorporated as Valley Community Mental Health Services in 1972. Doing business as Valley HealthCare System, a nonprofit corporation, Valley has grown from a small counseling center located in the basement of a University building to a large multi-county, comprehensive behavioral health program. Spurred by the federal government, funds became available through the passage of the Community Mental Health Center Act of 1963, introduced by President John F. Kennedy and Valley was able to establish itself as one of 13 federally-funded mental health centers in the state in the early 1970’s. Over the years, Valley has continued to add to its array of services for people with disabilities, including services for individuals with developmental disabilities, mental health and chemical dependency issues.
The professionals at Westbrook Health Services strive daily to meet the behavioral health needs of people struggling with mental health, developmental and addiction challenges in Calhoun, Jackson, Pleasants, Ritchie, Roane, Tyler, Wirt and Wood Counties. Westbrook is the 7th largest non-governmental employer in Roane County, the 8th in Wood County, and the 98th largest employer in West Virginia, employing over 600 people, and meeting the needs of 8,000 people in our community every year.