Where are Michigan's state operated psychiatric hospitals?

Ken Haddad
Ken Haddad

The State of Michigan operates five inpatient hospitals for individuals who have severe mental illness or intellectual and developmental disabilities. Caro CenterKalamazoo Psychiatric Hospital and Walter Reuther Psychiatric Hospital serve adult patients while children and adolescents are treated at Hawthorn Center. The Center for Forensic Psychiatry provides diagnostic services to the criminal justice system and psychiatric treatment for criminal defendants adjudicated incompetent to stand trial or acquitted by not guilty by reason of insanity.

Michigan's state hospitals are accredited by The Joint Commission and are committed to providing evidence supported, person centered inpatient care to individuals in an environment that values compassion, collaboration, and community reintegration.

The Office of Recipient Rights (ORR) maintains a dedicated staff at each hospital to protect the rights of our patients. Visit each hospital page to view hospital-specific ORR contact information.

Please note if needed, free language assistance services are available.


The State Hospital Administration provides evidence supported, person centered inpatient care to individuals in an environment that values compassion and collaboration with the goal of reintegration into their community.


To be a leader in inpatient psychiatric treatment not only by the improving outcomes of those individuals served by our hospitals but by fostering a culture of engagement, trust, and professional growth among staff.

State Psychiatric Hospitals Information, Policies & Forms

State Hospital Patient Services Area

General Notice of Privacy Practices

Recipient Rights Complaint Form

Service Animal Exclusion Assessment (MDHHS-5754)

Service Animal Arrival Checklist (MDHHS-5755)

Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity Processes

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