FAQS

When was Cumberland Hospital established?
Cumberland Hospital took its first patient in May, 1983.

What types of patients do you care for?
Our patients are children, teens and pre-teens ages 2 to 22, challenged by co-occurring medical and behavioral diagnoses. Cumberland Hospital is one of the few specialty children’s hospitals providing dual treatment protocols for both medical and mental health issues.

What hospital programs does Cumberland offer?
We specialize in Chronic Illness, Brain Injury and Neurobehavioral programming. Cumberland includes a 94-bed hospital, 16-bed Residential Treatment Center, and 8-bed Group Home.

What Chronic Illness diagnoses do you treat?
Typical Chronic Illness diagnoses include diabetes, morbid obesity, eating disorders with medical issues, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, Sickle Cell, Crohn’s disease, asthma, conversion disorder and many other unusual conditions.

What Brain Injury and Neurobehavioral patients do you see?
Typical neurobehavioral diagnoses include low-functioning autism, spinal cord injuries, developmental syndrome, perinatal brain injury, impulse control disorders, fetal alcohol syndrome and seizure disorders. Brain injury diagnoses include TBI, coma recovery, spinal cord injuries and post-surgical rehabilitation.

What is the criterion for Seger Group Home?
Seger Group Home, located in Richmond, is a Level B Medicaid funded group home for boys ages 12-17. Residents may have mild intellectual disabilities (IQ in the range of 55-75), resulting in behaviors that interfere with normal family living and education.

Where do your patients come from?
Patient referrals come from hospitals, physician practices, school systems and other institutions. Since January 2012, Cumberland has admitted patients from 24 states, including Virginia, Arizona, Alabama, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, West Virginia, plus the District of Columbia. International patients from Iceland, Germany and the Middle East also have been treated at Cumberland Hospital.

What is the average length-of-stay?
Length-of-stay varies by clinical program and by individual patient treatment plan, but the average length-of-stay in 2015 is over 120 days. Our treatment protocols address both medical and behavioral diagnoses, requiring a significant length-of-stay to affect positive outcomes.

Who pays for patient care?
Cumberland contracts with TRICARE, Aetna and a variety of city, county and state agencies. We are actively engaged with Medicaid programs in 19 states. Most patients are covered by single-case agreements.

How do I refer to Cumberland?
Call our Admissions Department at 800-368-3472. An Admissions representative will be pleased to serve you.