- WSH Info Line
- Visiting Patients
- Food Guidelines for Families
- Contraband/Prohibited Items
- Patient-Family Brochure
- Folleto Explicativo Para Pacientes y Familias
- Notice of Privacy Practices
- Aviso de Prácticas de Privacidad
- Find Help-Mental Health Resources in Virginia
- Prescription Drug Assistance Programs Available in Virginia
- Western State Hospital is a tobacco-free facility
Western State Hospital is a state psychiatric hospital which is licensed and operated by the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services.
As of 10/19/2022, WSH is open for limited 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.
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
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