Austin, TX 78751
The Austin State Hospital provides:
- Adult psychiatric services.
- Child and adolescent psychiatric services.
- Forensic competency restoration services.
- Specialty psychiatric services for people who are older or have an intellectual or developmental disability.
Patients typically stay several days to a few weeks until their condition stabilizes and they can return to their communities. The treatment focuses on stabilizing acute psychiatric illnesses and returning the patient to the community where outpatient support services may be provided.
Individuals and members of groups who wish to tour the historical building of the Austin State Hospital should contact the Community Relations Office at 512-419-2330.
Austin State Hospital provides low-cost overnight accommodations for up to four families of patients currently receiving services at the hospital.
The Family House is available 24 hours a day, every day of the week, and visits may be arranged for through an ASH social worker. Access to the Family House during hours other than 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. is prearranged through the ASH switchboard at 512-452-0381.
If you are interested in learning more about the Family House and how you can help, please call 512-419-2330.