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Working at Our Mental Health Hospital in Staunton, VA

Focused on the Well-Being of Our Patients and Staff

At Western State Hospital, we are committed to the health and well-being of our patients and staff. As part of the Western State Hospital, part of the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS) within the Commonwealth of Virginia, our mental health hospital in Staunton, VA provides a safe place for patients with mental conditions or substance abuse disorders. Working together, we strive for the best possible treatment for each unique individual and help them participate in the development of treatment. Our patients are able to achieve their highest level of ability to function in the least possible restrictive environment consistent with their public safety requirements.

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Evidence-Based Treatment and Rehabilitation

Our goal is to treat and rehabilitate patients in a controlled environment with individualized, evidence-based treatments. We treat many mental health conditions, including:

  • Anxiety Disorder
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Autism
  • Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Substance Abuse Disorders

We use behavioral therapy and psychiatric counseling to ensure our patients have the best possible care for their condition. We treat some mental health conditions with an individualized medication plan if needed. We’re committed to treating each condition with the highest quality care to ensure patients live their best quality of life.

Committed to High-Quality Care

Our nursing staff is a team of professionals committed to the health and well-being of each patient. They strive to perform the highest level of care to help patients’ rehabilitation efforts. Psychiatric nurses challenge themselves to form therapeutic bonds with their patients and families. At Western State Hospital, patients are monitored by nursing professionals working with a healthcare team. This team consists of psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, healthcare assistants, and occupational therapists that work together to provide a continuity of quality care for each patient. We’re always looking to recruit high-quality nurses to join our team.

Nursing Positions LPN Program

Western State Hospital

103 Valley Center Drive
Staunton, VA 24401


Hospital Hours
Open 24/7

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