How It Works

Upon arriving, the individual would inform a VBPD officer that they would like to be screened by the Department of Human Services Pathways Center to determine if they are in need of medical detox or should be referred for another level of support or care.  Depending on their level of need, they may be taken to the Pathways Center, Virginia Beach Psychiatric Center, or a Sentara emergency room prior to receiving detox services. No one will be denied service due to a lack of insurance.

Although The First Step Program cannot guarantee immediate bed availability at Pathways Center or Virginia Beach Psychiatric Center, both facilities will work to provide resources and additional support services if an individual is placed on a wait-list until a placement becomes available.

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