Fast Facts About the Brattleboro Retreat

Overview of services:

We provide care for adults, adolescents and children through the following services:

  • inpatient hospitalization
  • traditional outpatient counseling
  • residential (children and adolescents only)
  • partial hospitalization
  • intensive outpatient
  • On-campus, Vermont-approved K-12 school.


Key breakdowns (inpatient):

  • Children's Inpatient: 12-bed unit
  • Adolescent Inpatient: 22-bed unit
  • Adult Inpatient (General Psychiatry): 24-bed unit
  • Adult Inpatient (Co-occurring Disorders): 23-bed unit
  • LGBT Adult Inpatient Program: 15-bed unit
  • Vermont State Hospital Adult Inpatient Replacement: 14-bed unit


Key breakdowns (residential and partial hospital):

  • Partial Hospital (adult): 30 patients with dormatory option
  • Residential (children and adolescents): 30 beds
  • Uniformed Service Program (adult partial hospital): 16 patients with option for overnight accommodations.


Key statistics:

  • Founded in 1834
  • More than 5500 people served in 2011 (includes inpatient, outpatient, residential and school programs) 
  • Currently licensed for 149 inpatient beds (currently carrying 111 inpatient beds)
  • More than 670 total staff
  • Inpatient admissions in 2011 = 2,987
  • Acute psychiatric inpatient days in 2011 = 28,961 (3.6 percent increase over 2010)
  • Total outpatient (ambulatory) visits in 2011 = 30,129.


Vermont’s Hospital for Children

The Retreat is the only Vermont hospital that treats children and adolescents with mental health and substance abuse issues. We provide a full continuum of services from outpatient, school programming, partial hospital, residential and inpatient care. Fifty-eight percent of the children and adolescents we serve come from all Vermont counties.