Washington

Western State Hospital



Opened its doors in 1871, Western State Hospital is the second oldest state institution located ten miles south of Tacoma in Washington. Lying in an area of 264 acres of land, it is one of two state-owned psychiatric hospitals for adults. The hospital campus consisting of 56 buildings provides evaluation and inpatient treatment for individuals with serious or long-term mental illness that have been referred to the hospital through the Regional Support Network (RSN) system. It is the regional state psychiatric hospital for 19 western Washington counties for voluntary admissions and involuntary commitments.

WSH is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospital's (JCAHO) and is certified by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). It has 1,795 employees and provides services in psychotropic medications, group/individual therapy, psycho-social rehabilitation model family therapy and behavioral psychotherapy. Other supporting services include educational services, medical and dental, chaplain services, library and volunteer services. Drug and alcohol education and psychology internship programs are also conducted by the hospital.

Western State Hospital accepts both Medicare and Medicaid patients.

Address: 9601 Steilacoom Boulevard SW , Tacoma
State: Washington
Phone: 253-582-8900
Fax: 253-756-2879
Email: WSHInfo@dshs.wa.gov
URL: www1.dshs.wa.gov/mentalhealth/wsh.shtml
County: Pierce
Number of Beds: 0
Total Staff : 0



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