The Utah State Hospital Museum will be closed until January 2019 for renovation

For further information call Janina Chilton, Historian at 385-277-0289


Treatment Programs

Utah State Hospital provides a safe and healing environment in which all people are treated with dignity and respect. It is our purpose to assist patients to reach their potential, through individualized treatment, with a high value being placed on meeting the needs of each patient in a humanistic, caring and professional manner.


Treatment Programs

Utah State Hospital provides a safe and healing environment in which all people are treated with dignity and respect. It is our purpose to assist patients to reach their potential, through individualized treatment, with a high value being placed on meeting the needs of each patient in a humanistic, caring and professional manner.


Adult

Adult Services consists of five-30 bed units providing various interventions to assist patients in optimal management of their illness and increasing life skills.

  • Serves Adult Patients with Severe Mental Illness
  • Multi-disciplinary Clinical Team
  • Best Practice Model of Treatment

PEDIATRIC

The Children’s Unit serves 20 boys and girls ages 6-12 years. The adolescent boys’ and girls’ units serve 12-18-year-olds with 26 beds each.

  • Serves Children and Adolescent Girls and Boys
  • Comprehensive Treatment Services
  • State of the Art Facility

FORENSIC

The forensic services, housed in a secure building, serves 100 court-ordered individuals on four different units.

  • Competency Restoration Services
  • Mental Health Treatment for Individuals with various legal statuses
  • State of the Art Secure Treatment Facility

Adult

Adult Services consists of five-30 bed units providing various interventions to assist patients in optimal management of their illness and increasing life skills.

  • Serves Adult Patients with Severe Mental Illness
  • Multi-disciplinary Clinical Team
  • Best Practice Model of Treatment

PEDIATRIC

The Children’s Unit serves 20 boys and girls ages 6-12 years. The adolescent boys’ and girls’ units serve 12-18-year-olds with 26 beds each.

  • Serves Children and Adolescent Girls and Boys
  • Comprehensive Treatment Services
  • State of the Art Facility

FORENSIC

The forensic services, housed in a secure building, serves 100 court-ordered individuals on four different units.

  • Competency Restoration Services
  • Mental Health Treatment for Individuals with various legal statuses
  • State of the Art Secure Treatment Facility

Visit the state hospital

Map

FIND YOUR WAY AROUND

This tool will help you know where to go when you arrive. From our museum on the west side, to our ampitheater and castle to the east, use our interactive map to find the right building or service.


Use interactive map
Family members

VISITING PROCEDURES

Family members and friends are encouraged to visit. Regular visiting hours vary between the different buildings and according to the day of the week, weekend or holiday. To arrange for a visit, please contact the Social Worker or the Unit staff in advance of your visit.


Visitor info page

Visit the state hospital

FIND YOUR WAY AROUND

This tool will help you know where to go when you arrive. From our museum on the west side, to our ampitheater and castle to the east, use our interactive map to find the right building or service.


Use interactive map

VISITING PROCEDURES

Family members and friends are encouraged to visit. Regular visiting hours vary between the different buildings and according to the day of the week, weekend or holiday. To arrange for a visit, please contact the Social Worker or the Unit staff in advance of your visit.


Visitor info page
Heart

VOLUNTEERS

Active volunteer involvement accomplishes a dual role at Utah State Hospital. First, it helps our patients to feel accepted by the community and helps them to relate socially. Secondly, community involvement is a teaching experience to help educate the community about mental illness and the programs offered at USH.


Learn more and sign up
Students

STUDENTS

Internships are highly productive learning experiences for preparing students to enter the job market. Intern positions are available at Utah State Hospital working in Occupational Therapy, Psychology, Recreational Therapy, and Social Work.

VOLUNTEERS

Active volunteer involvement accomplishes a dual role at Utah State Hospital. First, it helps our patients to feel accepted by the community and helps them to relate socially. Secondly, community involvement is a teaching experience to help educate the community about mental illness and the programs offered at USH.


Learn more and sign up

STUDENTS

Internships are highly productive learning experiences for preparing students to enter the job market. Intern positions are available at Utah State Hospital working in Occupational Therapy, Psychology, Recreational Therapy, and Social Work.

Hospital Overview

The Utah State Hospital is a state-of-the-art Psychiatric Hospital with highly skilled clinicians who provide state-of-the-art programming to the individuals we treat.

Our goal is to always improve the safety and quality of care for our patients.  The hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission and is a leader in recovery oriented treatment for individuals with mental illness.  The campus is located in the foothills of the Wasatch Front and is in a beautiful and peaceful, healing environment.

Programs are designed to help individuals succeed when transitioning into the community.  We have services provided by every discipline, including Psychiatry, Nursing, Social Work, Recreational Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Vocational Rehabilitation, Physical Therapy, Music Therapy, Psychology, Medical Services, Neuropsychological Services, and Substance Abuse Counseling

Hospital Overview

The Utah State Hospital is a state-of-the-art Psychiatric Hospital with highly skilled clinicians who provide state-of-the-art programming to the individuals we treat.

Our goal is to always improve the safety and quality of care for our patients.  The hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission and is a leader in recovery oriented treatment for individuals with mental illness.  The campus is located in the foothills of the Wasatch Front and is in a beautiful and peaceful, healing environment.

Programs are designed to help individuals succeed when transitioning into the community.  We have services provided by every discipline, including Psychiatry, Nursing, Social Work, Recreational Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Vocational Rehabilitation, Physical Therapy, Music Therapy, Psychology, Medical Services, Neuropsychological Services, and Substance Abuse Counseling


Why Work for the State of Utah?


As an employee of the State of Utah a variety of benefits are available to you.

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    Investments and Retirement

    A variety of investment and retirement options are available. To utilize online fund management and learn more about these options visit Utah Retirement Systems.

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    Health, Dental and Life Insurance

    Whether enrolling for the first time or considering new coverage options, the Health Benefit Training site provides basic information, plan overviews, FAQs, and contact information for further assistance with the enrollment process.

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    Employee Discounts

    There are several programs available that provide discounted local and nationwide retail, entertainment, lodging, theme parks and more


 

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES


Make a difference while making a living.


Full and part – time positions may be available. We offer great benefits for career service employees.


 

Positions Available

Utah State Hospital (EEO) is regularly seeking qualified applicants for the following position(s):

  • Psychiatric Technician: $10.62
  • RN: $23.40 Entry
  • LPN: $15.99 Entry

Dept of Human Resources

  • (801) 344-4271

How to find Human Resources once you arrive on campus

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Hospital History


The Utah State Hospital began as the Territorial Insane Asylum in 1885 at Provo, Utah (which at the time was a days’ travel from Salt Lake City). The particular site in Provo was some eight blocks from the nearest residence and was separated from the city by swampland and the city dump. The message this reveals about the prevailing attitudes regarding mental illness is unmistakable.

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Please Share USH Services with Others

The Utah Department of Human Services prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, gender, or religion. DHS is committed to making its programs, benefits, services, and facilities accessible in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
If you believe you have been discriminated against for any of these protected categories, please send your written, oral (TTY), or electronic complaint. View options here