Patient visitation is suspended until further notice.
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Home :: Welcome to Southwestern Virginia Mental Health Institute!
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.
SWVMHI is looking for outstanding people to be a part of our team!
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News & Announcements
- Added the 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.