Behavioral Health

Offering supportive care

Since we entered the behavioral health industry in 1983, the number of individuals we treat has grown significantly and our presence has expanded. We treat about 700,000 patients each year. “Our team is dedicated to changing the national narrative about mental health and substance abuse in a manner that promotes hope, resiliency, connectedness and recovery. Through our robust continuum of offerings including inpatient, outpatient and telehealth, we serve as a trusted provider of behavioral health services, when and where our communities need them.” Matt Peterson, Executive Vice President, UHS, and President, Behavioral Health Division

39 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the United Kingdom
330+ inpatient facilities
53K+ employees

Programs and Services

Comprehensive Services

For children, adolescents, adults and older adults.

Multiple Treatment Settings

Including inpatient, partial hospitalization, outpatient, residential and telehealth treatment programs.

Treatment Programs

Including, but not limited to: depression, anxiety, psychotic diagnoses, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress, substance use, autism, eating disorders and neurorehabilitation.

Specialty Programs

  • Military: UHS’ Patriot Support Program provides behavioral health services specifically designed for military, veterans and families in 25 facilities.
  • First Responders: Includes behavioral healthcare support, services and programs for first responders (police, firefighters, dispatchers, corrections officers, crime scene technicians), EMS and other healthcare workers, as well as active-duty military.

Education Services

Including innovative programs that enable adolescents to continue their education and pursue academic success while in treatment.


Alliances/Joint Ventures

Alliances with National Behavioral Health Organizations

UHS has demonstrated its commitment to suicide prevention through its longstanding partnership with the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention. As a proud supporter of the Action Alliance, UHS provides education and resources to the communities we serve.

UHS is a proud sponsor of PsychHub’s COVID-19 initiative to provide information and resources to inform and support healthcare professionals and consumers during the pandemic.

Joint Ventures/Partnerships with Healthcare Providers

UHS is continually looking to engage in strategic partnerships that will help patients access the right level of care at the right location. This includes a focused effort on partnering with non-UHS acute care hospitals to help them operate their behavioral health services, whether within their current hospitals or newly built facilities. Our recent projects are with these leading healthcare systems: