Western State Hospital is an acute care adult psychiatric facility operated by the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The hospital serves the most western 34 counties in Kentucky. All referrals for admissions come from one the four Community Mental Health Centers serving in the four regions of Western Kentucky.
The facility is located in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, which is 65 miles north of Nashville, Tennessee. The hospital was originally opened in 1854 and was a long-term care facility for most of this existence. There is a rich history behind Western; if you are curious, click here to watch a video about the history of Western State Hospital.
Today, Western is an acute care hospital that is accredited by The Joint Commission (TJC) and certified by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
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The median length of stay is five days for new admissions. Western State Hospital is one of four state-operated or state-supported acute psychiatric facilities in Kentucky.