North Texas State Hospital — part of the HHS Health and Specialty Care System — consists of three campuses in Wichita Falls and Vernon. These campuses provide inpatient, psychiatric services to adults, children and adolescents. The hospital also provides psychiatric services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
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6515 Kemp Boulevard
Wichita Falls, TX 76308
The hospital serves people who have been screened and referred by their local mental health authority. It also provides forensic psychiatry services and competency restoration to adults and adolescents involved in the criminal justice system.
- Adult psychiatric services
- Child and adolescent psychiatric services
Vernon – Main Campus
4730 College Drive
Vernon, TX 76385
Vernon – South Campus
8407 FM 433W
Vernon, TX 76384
- Adult forensic services
- Adolescent forensic services
A strict 15-mph policy is enforced on all campus streets. Weapons, contraband items and tobacco products are prohibited on campus. Visitation and release of information is arranged by contacting the patient’s treatment team.
Visitors to the Wichita Falls campus are greeted by a security guard at the front gate who provides directions to the on-site Wichita Falls Helen Farabee Family Center. At the center, visitors sign in and receive a visitor’s identification badge. The switchboard operator or other campus staff contact the identified unit. If the patient accepts the visitation, staff guide the visitor to the family center.
Visitors to the Vernon campuses must also check in with security and follow visitor protocols.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, visitation hours may be restricted. Please contact the patient’s assigned social worker in advance to make visitation arrangements, or contact each facility for the latest visitation information.
A special Saturday Family Day is periodically held on each campus. It offers a chance for families to visit patients, meet with treatment staff and ask questions related to the hospital. Special events, including family therapy and special programs, are often held.
The Family Living Center & The Paradise House
The Helen Farabee Family Living Center at North Texas State Hospital’s Wichita Falls campus and the Vernon Paradise House offer rooms for friends and families visiting residents of the Wichita Falls and Vernon hospital campuses. There is no charge, but they must be reserved and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
North Texas State Hospital Tours
Limited tours are available by calling the Community Relations Office at 940-552-4185. Tours must be arranged at least 72 hours in advance and approved by the superintendent. Tours of the Vernon campus adult and adolescent programs are limited due to additional patient privacy restrictions. Email questions or requests to firstname.lastname@example.org.