Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Emergency - 703-573-5679 Detox - 703-502-7000 (24/7)

703-383-8500
TTY 711

8221 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive
Fairfax, Virginia 22031

Daryl Washington,
Acting Executive Director

Involuntary Psychiatric Hospitalization

The psychiatric hospitalization of an individual against his or her will is a treatment option that is pursued only when all less restrictive treatment options have been exhausted or deemed unsuitable.

Taking away an individual’s personal freedom, even with the good intention of providing mental health treatment, is such a serious step that the Virginia legislature has established strict requirements that must be met before a person can be involuntarily hospitalized.

CSB Emergency Services staff have prepared information for petitioners, family members and concerned others who want to understand the involuntary psychiatric hospitalization process.

Notice: This information is not intended to be legal advice and is for informational purposes only. For legal advice related to your own situation, you should consult a lawyer.

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