Rockbridge Area Community Services (RACS) is committed to ensuring that our essential services are available to the community. We have modified its operations to comply with COVID-19 guidelines.
Below are the program and operational modifications, and resources for community members regarding important information about COVID-19.
Current Program & Operation Modifications
Our Psychosocial Rehabilitation Program at Eagles Nest facility
in Buena Vista is temporarily closed.
Current participants of Eagles Nest can receive telehealth services.
The Magnolia Center Day Support Program is currently only open to residents of our residential group homes and only to residents of one home at a time.
Additionally, all Community Engagement Day Support Services are suspended.
Our residential group homes (Rockbridge Meadows, Deer Haven, Arc Acres, and Wellman) are currently closed to outside visitors at this time.
We will be happy to assist you in reaching a friend or family member by phone or video conference.
All visitors to RACS will need to participate in a brief COVID-19 screening prior to participation in on-site services
We are here for you
during this difficult time!
If you are in need of immediate support,
particularly if you are experiencing suicidal thoughts.
Please call the crisis hotline 24-7 at 1-855-222-2046.
Daily life during the COVID-19 pandemic can be stressful. Individuals may feel worried, anxious, isolated or depressed as a result of the impact COVID-19 has had on us all. We want residents of Rockbridge County, Lexington, Buena Vista, and Bath County to know that we continue to offer a variety of mental health, substance abuse, and developmental disability services.
If you are interested in receiving services from RACS please call us at 540-463-3141.
Services available via telephone and video teleconferencing
Emergency Crisis Intervention (available 24/7)
Intakes and Assessments
Early Intervention Services (Raise)
Therapeutic Day Treatment
Psychosocial Rehabilitation (Eagles Nest)
Receiving telehealth services from RACS
Just call us to begin receiving services via telehealth.
We are using these video conference technologies
If you need assistance in using these technologies please let us know we are happy to help.
Read here regarding some of the benefits and risks associated with telehealth services
Information and Resources
Remember it is important to follow the current guidance from our state and national leaders about social distancing, staying home unless absolutely necessary, and the importance of frequently washing your hands.
Do you feel like you have symptoms?
Check them with Symptom Checker
Military Treatment Facilities (MTF) and Veterans Health Administration (VHA) facilities are limiting patient entrances (to allow for screening) and non-essential onsite services (to increase social distancing). Please check facility websites or call ahead for the latest patient access information.
Military Treatment Facility (Hospital or clinic): https://www.tricare.mil/mtf
VA Medical Center (VAMC) Information:
Mountain Home VAMC (TN) https://www.mountainhome.va.gov/ 423-926-1171
Salem VAMC https://www.salem.va.gov/ 540-982-2463
Military and Veteran Crisis Line
(1-800-273-8255 - press 1)
Virginia Veteran and Family Support peer and family support (available remotely!, for National Guard, Reserve Component, Veterans, and their families).
National Guard Family Assistance Center Services
Available by phone and email during business hours.
State Family Assistance Coordinator (757) 416-2095
Staunton Readiness Center (540) 430-0227
Resources for Military Service Members, Veterans, and Families