Utah State Hospital
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 services consists of 5 units providing various interventions to assist patients in the 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
The Cedar unit serves 20 boys and girls ages 6 to 12. The Maple and Birch units serve 12 to 18-year-old adolescents with 26 beds each.
- Serves children and adolescent girls and boys
- Comprehensive treatment services
- State-of-the-art facility
The forensic services serves court-ordered individuals in 6 different inpatient units, a jail-based unit in Salt Lake County, and through outreach across Utah jails, prison and the community.
- Competency restoration services
- Mental health treatment for individuals with various legal statuses
- State-of-the-art secure treatment facility
Visiting the Hospital
Find your way around
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.
State-of-the-art psychiatric hospital
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 a variety of disciplines, including psychiatry, nursing, social work, recreational therapy, occupational therapy, vocational rehabilitation, physical therapy, music therapy, psychology, medical services, neuropsychological services, and substance use counseling.
Get involved with USH
If you're looking to get involved with the hospital, there are so many great opportunities available! Whether you're interested in volunteering your time, gaining valuable experience through an internship, or exploring potential employment opportunities, there's something for everyone.
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.
Internships for 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.
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.
Health, dental, and life insurance
Whether enrolling for the first time or considering new coverage options, the Health Benefits Training site provides basic information, plan overviews, FAQs, and contact information for further assistance with the enrollment process.
There are several programs available that provide discounted local and nationwide retail, entertainment, lodging, theme parks and more