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.

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 (or dial 1-800-RETREAT [738-7328] for a recorded list of choices). We have also provided some useful forms below to help you get started.


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

Partial Hospital (PHP)

The Retreat has two intensive outpatient programs.

  • 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.
  • Our Uniformed Service Program was designed to help men and women in uniform (active or retired) who are dealing with PTSD and other duty-related issues.


Intensive Outpatient (IOP)

Our Starting Now program offers intensive outpatient services for adults who are recovering from addiction to alcohol and other drugs. Starting Now also provides medication assisted opioid addiction treatment through HUB.

Residential (Child Only)

The Retreat offers outpatient services through:

Referral and Admission Forms

NOTE: The forms in this section are for referring providers only.

External Provider Referral Form
Child & Adolescent Residential Services Referral Form

You Can Also Connect with the Retreat Switchboard

Dial 802-257-7785