NC Division of State Operated Healthcare Facilities


The N.C. Division of State Operated Healthcare Facilities (DSOHF) oversees and manages 14 State Operated healthcare facilities that treat adults and children with mental illness, developmental disabilities and substance use disorders.  The facilities implement statewide standards of care that are unique to each disability group and programs that best meet the treatment and care needs of the populations served. DSOHF partners with regional advocacy groups, managed care organizations (MCOs), community provider systems, the Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Services as well as other stakeholders.


Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Centers

ADATCs are designed to treat persons with addictions and/or co-occurring disorders (addiction and mental health diagnoses). They provide detoxification services, substance abuse treatment and education, psychiatric services, rehabilitation therapy, social work, nursing, psychological and collateral treatment services for family members of consumers served.  Facility locations include:

Julian F. Keith ADATC
201 Tabernacle Road
Black Mountain, N.C. 28711

R. J. Blackley ADATC
100 H Street
Butner, N.C. 27509

Walter B. Jones ADATC
2577 W. Fifth Street
Greenville, N.C. 27834


Developmental Centers

The Developmental Centers provide comprehensive, residential supports to maintain or improve the health and functioning of individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (I/DD). The services may include short-term, specialized programs for individuals in identified target populations (Autism; dually diagnosed; etc.) with the goal of community re-integration.  Facility locations include:

Caswell Developmental Center
2415 West Vernon Ave.
Kinston, N.C. 28504

J. Iverson Riddle Developmental Center, 300 Enola Road
Morganton, N.C. 28655

Murdoch Developmental Center
1600 East C Street
Butner, N.C. 27509


Neuro-Medical Treatment Centers

The Neuro-Medical Treatment Centers are specialized long-term care facilities certified by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) under OBRA regulations.  Residents residing at the Neuro-Medical Treatment Centers have primary diagnoses of chronic or persistent medical conditions.  The health and physical status of these residents require 24-hour supervision including support, daily nursing assessment and assistance with activities of daily living.  Each of the Neuro-Medical Treatment Centers is a specialty center, and as such, their services are limited to unique populations which include people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities who are aging, people with Alzheimer’s Disease or related dementias, and elderly people who have a history of a psychiatric illness whose medical conditions require 24-hour nursing care.  Neuro-Medical Facility locations include:

Black Mountain Neuro-Medical Treatment Center
Old Highway 70
Black Mountain, N.C. 28711 

Longleaf Neuro-Medical Treatment Center
4761 Ward Boulevard
Wilson, N.C. 27893 

O'Berry Neuro-Medical Treatment Center
400 Old Smithfield Rd.
Goldsboro, N.C. 27530-8464 


Psychiatric Hospitals

The Division's psychiatric hospitals provide inpatient services to people whose mental health needs exceed the capability of community services. Services are provided for adults, older adults, children and adolescents. All of the hospitals are accredited by The Joint Commission (TJC) and are certified by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).  Facility locations include:

Broughton Hospital
1000 South Sterling Street
Morganton, NC 28655

Central Regional Hospital
300 Veazey Road
Butner, NC 27509 

Cherry Hospital
201 Stevens Mill Rd
Goldsboro, N.C. 27530 


Residential Programs for Children

Wright and Whitaker are residential schools for children and adolescents who have severe emotional and behavioral needs.  Both schools employ a re-education model which prepares the child/adolescent to successfully return to his community. These schools serve the entire state and include:

Whitaker Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility
1003 12th Street
Butner, N.C. 27509 

Wright School
3132 Roxboro Road
Durham, N.C. 27704 

HR Contact

Michael H. Edmonds

N.C. Department of Health and Human Services

Talent Acquisition Manager

Division of State Operated Healthcare Facilities

3006 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-3006

Phone: 919-855-4718

Fax: 919-715-9818




State Health Plan

The State Health Plan offers two health plan designs for its members.

The two PPO options are the SmartChoice Basic Blue Options (70/30) and SmartChoice Standard Blue Options (80/20).

Supplemental Insurance for Employees and Families

DHHS also offers a number of other supplemental medical, vision, and dental insurance options as well as life insurance coverage options.

Humana Dental

This dental policy allows you to select the dentist of your choice and coverage to include yourself only or additional family members.

Reliastar Term Life 

Under this term life insurance, you may choose up to $500,000 of coverage (at intervals of $10,000) and may also add coverage for your spouse or dependents.

Protective Life Insurance 

This plan offers universal life insurance which gives you permanent life insurance protection and access to cash values that grow, tax-deferred, at competitive interest rates.

NC Flex

This is a pre-tax program which covers health and dependent care spending accounts, vision care, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, dental insurance, group life insurance, cancer insurance, and critical illness plan options on a pre-tax basis.

Family Income Security Programs

The Retirement System of North Carolina

The state offers a systematic savings program that provides income, after retirement, to retirees and their families.

The amount of an employee's retirement benefit is based on:

Longevity Payments

After 10 years of total state service, an employee is eligible for longevity payments. The payment is a percentage of salary based on years of service.

Employees can supplement their income protection plans through:

Work and Leave Options

Flexible Work Arrangements

State policies allow for varying work schedules to help employees balance employment and personal responsibilities. The standard work week is 40 hours, and the normal daily work schedule is five days per week, eight hours each day, plus a meal period. An employee may request a variable work schedule subject to the approval of the supervisor and agency head as long as there is no conflict with the work unit's operations.

Leave Options

Holidays: Employees receive 11-12 paid holidays each year. Separate holiday schedules may be established for 24-hour operations.

Sick Leave

Vacation Leave

Voluntary Shared Leave

State Loan Repayment Assistance Available 

Principle plus interest maximums are $100,000 for physicians with a 4-year commitment, and $100,000 for general practice dentists with a 4-year commitment. The maximum for nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurse midwives, and dental hygienists is $60,000 for a 4-year commitment.




Area Attractions

The Division of State Operated Healthcare Facilities includes locations throughout the state of North Carolina.  From the mountains, to the Central Piedmont Region, to the Coastal Area; we have a great location to suit your needs!

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