Austin State Hospital

Have you heard we’re hiring?

Join a team that cares.

We have openings for the following:

  • Building Maintenance Workers
  • Custodians
  • Psychiatric Nursing Assistants
  • Nurses
  • Social Workers

We offer outstanding benefits and career advancement opportunities.

Learn more at our careers page.

About Us

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 months. Treatment focuses on stabilizing acute psychiatric illnesses and eventually returning to the community where they can continue to heal through community-based options.

4110 Guadalupe 
Austin, TX 78751 
Phone: 512-452-0381 
Fax: 512-419-2163

Visitor Information

If you want to visit Austin State Hospital (ASH), either as an individual or as part of a group, please call the Community Relations Office at 512-419-2330.

Family House

We offer low-cost overnight accommodations for up to four families of patients at the hospital. The Family House is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. To arrange a visit, please contact an ASH social worker. Please call the ASH switchboard at 512-452-0381 if you’re calling outside the hours of 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

If you are interested in learning more about the Family House and how you can help, call 512-419-2330.


Volunteer at Austin State Hospital! Whether it’s for a day or a long-term basis, we welcome individuals and groups to volunteer at our campus for a variety of opportunities, including:

  • Helping with events, such as music festivals, dances, or holiday celebrations.
  • Landscaping, painting, or interior decorating.
  • Teaching art or music.
  • Helping with recreational activities like playing games or reading.
  • Serving on a non-profit board.

Signing up takes just 10 minutes via our online form. Apply today!