North Texas State Hospital

North Texas State Hospital is a Texas State mental healthcare facility consisting of two campuses in northern Texas. Together, the organization is the largest state hospital in the Texas mental health system. These campuses provide psychiatric services for mentally ill persons and persons with mental illness and mental retardation throughout the North Texas area, as well as the entire state.

The campus in Wichita Falls serves patients with mental illness and mental illness/mental retardation who have been screened and referred by their local mental health facility, and forensic psychiatric patients primarily referred for competency restoration. The Wichita Falls campus is also Medicare certified.

The Vernon campus provides maximum security adult forensic psychiatric services to adults and secured forensic services to adolescents referred from throughout the state.

North Texas State Hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (Joint Commission). Joint Commission is an independent, not-for-profit organization, which set standards for, and evaluates health care organizations in accordance with nationally recognized guidelines. The standards include an organizations'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. NTSH was last accredited in 2013.

Last updated January 26, 2015