Western State Hospital

Western State Hospital is a state psychiatric hospital which is licensed and operated by the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services.

Effective 9/3/2021, there will be no family visitation until further notice due to the rise in COVID cases

Click here for the Facility Statement regarding Visitation.

Calls from loved ones here at WSH may have 804 or 434 area-codes due to a temporary issue with our phone system. We are working to correct this, but currently have no time-table for resolution.

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.

WSH Front Entrance


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

Main Lobby.



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

Stribling Courtyard


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Western State Hospital, Commonwealth of Virginia