Notice Regarding COVID-19 PCR Testing Prior to Admission

The Brattleboro Retreat is committed to maintaining the healthiest environment possible for our patients in psychiatric crisis. All patients (children, adolescents, and adults) are required to have a Covid-19 PCR test prior to their admission.

It is of the utmost importance for Vermont's healthcare system to observe all necessary infection control steps in order to maintain inpatient capacity for the psychiatric treatment of Vermonters of all ages.

IMPORTANT CLARIFICATION FOR PARTNERS & REFERRAL SOURCES: In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, all inpatient admissions must first meet criteria for inpatient psychiatric level of care as determined by a crisis screening evaluation. The hospital's inpatient programs continue to serve individuals on a case-by-case basis who present with a secondary substance use disorder (SUD) diagnosis requiring medically managed detoxification from alcohol, prescription drugs, and other potentially dangerous or addictive substances.

Referral & Admission Forms

External Provider Referral Form (for referring providers only)
TMS External Provider Referral Form (for referring providers only)
Child Residential Services Referral Form
Specialty Medication Clinic - External Referral Form

Levels of Care at the Brattleboro Retreat

To coordinate a referral or admission please contact a Retreat representative in our Admissions department at 802-258-3700. You can also dial 800-RETREAT [738-7328] for a recorded list of choices that point to different departments within the Retreat. We have also provided some useful forms below to help you get started.


The Brattleboro Retreat has a total of five inpatient units, each designed to serve various populations of children, adolescents, and adults. For more information visit our programs page.

Partial Hospital (PHP) & Intensive Outpatient (IOP)
  • Our new "Virtual" IOP & PHP Program was launched in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to help adults continue their recovery from psychiatric and/or addiction issues via teleconference technology such as Zoom.
  • The Healthcare Professionals & First Responders PHP/IOP offers specialized treatment in a group therapy format—caregivers caring exclusively for other caregivers who struggle with depression, anxiety, stress, or substance use disorder as a consequence of their professional experiences.


Residential (Child Only)
Outpatient Counseling

The Retreat offers outpatient services through The Anna Marsh Clinic.

Impaired Driver Rehabilitation Program (IDRP)

Follow this link to learn about our Impaired Driver Rehabilitation Program (IDRP).