The hospital provides psychiatric and medical care to adults and adolescents in 25 counties in the central region of the North Carolina. CRH also serves children ages 11 and under from all 100 counties of North Carolina.
CRH has a major teaching mission. It is a psychiatry residency training site for both the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University. In addition to psychiatric residents, CRH provides training rotations for medical students, nurses, social workers, psychologists, chaplains, physical therapists, occupational therapists, recreation therapists and a variety of other disciplines.
The hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. The hospital also is certified to provide treatment by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services of the United States Department of Health and Human Services.