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SWVMHI is a 179-bed state psychiatric institute operated by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS). The Institute serves adult and geriatric individuals.
Most Beautiful Hospitals 2015
Most Beautiful Hospitals in America Voting Results
Southwestern Virginia Mental Health Institute has been voted as one of the most beautiful hospitals in the U.S.! SWVMHI came in at #16. Click here to see the entire list.
SWVMHI is looking for outstanding people to be a part of our team!
Take a Tour of SWVMHI
Come, take a tour of SWVMHI!
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News & Announcements
- Added the January/ February newsletter! Check it out!
- Added new Job Openings!
- Interested in our history? Check out the photo gallery and take a look!
- SWVMHI received its first two patients on May 17, 1887.
- The Henderson Building, now housing Administrative offices, is the oldest building still in use in the Department of Behavioral Health and is listed as a National Historic Building.