West Virginia University Healthcare's Chestnut Ridge Center hosted an open house Thursday evening to celebrate 25 years of service.
The center serves patients with mental distress or psychiatric illness. The center's treatment strengths also include adult and child psychiatry and drug and alcohol addiction treatment.
They have outpatient services that allow patients to be successful in their communities and limit their impatient hospital stays.
"We have at least three major missions. Teaching, we have medical students and students from other medical disciplines and we have residents who are training to be psychiatrists and other residents who are with us and other students from other disciplines even in the main campus," said Jim Stevenson, chair of WVU School of Medicine Department of Behavior Medicine and Psychiatry.
The center is offering telepsychiatry programs that help patients in rural areas of West Virginia through video teleconferencing equipment. The staff plans to continue expanding on these programs.