The department’s administrative offices are in the PTC Building in downtown Boise. The department also oversees the administration of three state psychiatric hospitals, Southwest Idaho Treatment Center, and has regional offices throughout the state.
|PTC Building, or Central Office, houses DHW administrative offices and is located at 450 W. State St., Boise. The department also maintains field offices in every region of the state.
State Hospital West
|State Hospital West is a 16-bed adolescent psychiatric facility that opened in May 2021 for youth ages 12 through 17. It is located in Nampa.
State Hospital South
|State Hospital South in Blackfoot is licensed to serve 110 adult patients in its psychiatric treatment facility and an additional 42 residents in the Syringa Chalet skilled nursing home, shown at left. The state hospital provides primarily involuntary inpatient treatment for adults in psychiatric crisis who are committed to the department. The hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission, which is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting established performance standards.
State Hospital North
|State Hospital North in Orofino is licensed to serve 60 adult patients in its psychiatric treatment facility. It provides primarily involuntary inpatient treatment for adults in psychiatric crisis who are committed to the Department of Health and Welfare.
Southwest Idaho Treatment Center (SWITC)
|Southwest Idaho Treatment Center (SWITC) in Nampa provides services as a short-term therapeutic stabilization and transition center for clients struggling with severe behaviors. SWITC has become a stabilization center for people with intricate and challenging needs, with the goal of transitioning them to effective community placements for long-term services as quickly as possible. The facility averages 15-20 clients.