Western State Hospital

The Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services

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About us

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We have opened up limited visitation, with Extended Care on the schedule previously published.

Click here for the Facility Statement regarding Visitation.


WSH Mission Statement

To provide safe and effective individualized treatment in a recovery focused environment.

Commitment to Equity and Inclusion

We are committed to promoting an environment of inclusion and equity by honoring our individual differences and rejecting intolerance in any form.

Our Philosophy

We believe in the dignity, worth, and uniqueness of the individual and their potential to participate in the development of treatment which is respectful and reflective of the choices of consumers and their families.  This approach emphasizes the individual’s self-determination in achieving their highest level of functioning within the least restrictive environment consistent with their clinical condition and public safety requirements

Our Vision

We are committed to developing and providing a continuity of quality care for the citizens of the commonwealth with serious mental or substance abuse disorders within an integrated and collaborative service system which involves linkage with consumers, families and community health care providers