Terrell State Hospital is a 316 bed, Joint Commission accredited and Medicare certified, psychiatric inpatient hospital operated under the direction of the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).
The hospital, located in Terrell, is responsible for providing services for individuals with mental illnesses residing within a 19 county, 12,052 square mile service region, with a population of over 3 million.
Terrell State Hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission (TJC). The Joint Commission is an independent, not-for-profit organization, which sets standards for, and evaluates health care organizations in accordance with nationally recognized guidelines. The standards include an organization's level of performance in key functional areas such as: patient rights, patient treatment and infection control. They also focus on the hospital's ability to provide safe, high-quality care. To earn and maintain accreditation, an organization must undergo an on-site survey by a Joint Commission survey team at least every three years. Terrell State Hospital was last accredited in 2010.