Arkansas State Hospital

The Arkansas State Hospital (ASH), located at 305 South Palm Street in Little Rock, serves as a statewide referral center and as Arkansas’ only state hospital. 

Psychiatric Research Institute residents are taught on an Adult Acute Care Unit, which is a specialized “Training Unit”. Predoctoral psychology interns and graduate level social work students also train on that unit. The unit is staffed by UAMS attending psychiatrists. ASH also serves as a major rotation for Child/Adolescent Fellows from UAMS. Staff members at ASH and the Arkansas Mental Health Research and Training Institute (AMHRTI) are faculty of the UAMS Department of Psychiatry and contribute actively to medical student and resident education supervision. They also participate in research initiatives, relevant to their patient population, with particular emphasis on identifying causative elements and treatments for more effective outcomes.

The Division of Behavioral Health Services, the parent organization of ASH, also has direct responsibility for the operation of the Arkansas Health Center, a 300-bed skilled nursing facility located in Benton and has contractual agreements with the 15 statewide community mental health centers and the 28 substance abuse centers.

For more information about the State Hospital, call 686-8900.