MONTANA STATE HOSPITAL provides inpatient psychiatric treatment for adults with serious mental illness. Services provided include evaluation and assessment; medication management; individual and group therapy; psycho-educational programs; rehabilitation and vocational services; chemical dependency treatment; and peer support. Additional information about services offered is available elsewhere on this website.
Montana State Hospital is the only public psychiatric hospital in the state. The facility includes 174 licensed hospital beds; 15 adult group home beds; and a 20 bed residential care unit (209 total). The average census is 187. For fiscal year 2008, the hospital is authorized to have 406.4 full-time employees and an annual operating budget of $28 M. Funding for the hospital comes from a state general fund appropriation.
The hospital serves people admitted from communities across the state. Admission occurs through procedures established in state law and only when the individual’s needs exceed the capacity of community mental health services to provide treatment and care. About 700 people are admitted and discharged from the hospital each year. Services at the hospital are coordinated with community mental health providers and with families to the greatest extent possible.
Hospital Mission: to provide quality psychiatric evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation services for adults with severe mental illness.
Hospital Vision: to be the leader in providing innovative mental health services which enhance the quality of life for Montanans. In doing so, we will maximize individual ability, potential, and satisfaction.
Page last updated: 11/25/2009