Salt Lake Behavioral Health

Salt Lake Behavioral Health (SLBH) has been transforming lives for over 10 years by providing exceptional patient care. Our hospital is a 118-bed free standing acute psychiatric and substance use disorder hospital located in beautiful Salt Lake City, UT.  SLBH serves adults (18+) and adolescents (12-17) who require acute inpatient or intensive outpatient services as a result of a behavioral health or substance abuse crisis.  SLBH serves patients from Utah, the Intermountain West and throughout the United States. We provide services for a number of Native Tribal Members from the Ute, Navaho and Shoshone-Bannock Tribes.  SLBH’s Strong-Hope military program serves active duty soldiers struggling with PTSD from the United States and overseas.  We provide acute crisis stabilization in our general adult and crisis Stabilization Unit as well as our adolescent inpatient unit. Our Strong-Hope military trauma program and 30-day SUD rehab program are longer programs with approximately 30 day stays. The average acute stay is approximately 7 days. Our hospital is only 15 minutes from Salt Lake City International Airport.

Therapeutic services are provided in dedicated treatment units with highly trained and specialized treatment providers. Each program functions under the direct supervision and involvement of the Psychiatrist and includes a Nurse Manager, Clinical Program Therapist, RNs, Behavioral Health Techs, Pharmacist, Primary Care Physician, Dietitian, and Recreation Therapist for Music, art, pet, yoga and Tai Chi experiential therapies.  We are in the process of becoming a Trauma Informed Care facility and are a mechanical restraint free hospital. SLBH is accredited by The Joint Commission, is Medicare Certified and is licensed by the state of Utah.

Scope of Services

Acute Adult Inpatient Behavioral Health

Adult Crisis Stabilization Unit

Adolescent Inpatient

Strong-Hope Military Men’s Trauma Unit

Strong-Hope Military Women’s Trauma Unit

Courage to Change Medical Detox

Courage to Change 30-day SUD Rehabilitation

Courage to Change Senior Addiction Medicine (subspecialty)

Intensive Outpatient Programs: Adult Mental Health, Trauma ,  Substance Use Disorder and Adolescent IOP


SLBH is in network with almost all private insurance plans. We also accept Purchased Referred Care, some Medicaid plans, private pay and single case agreements. Some of our in-network plans and options are listed below:


Veteran’s Choice Community Care


Select Health

United Behavioral Health



Blue Cross

Beacon Health


Purchased Referred Care

Single Case Agreements

Private Pay Agreements



Referrals and admissions are accepted 24/7, 365 days a year.  Assessments are complimentary and anyone can make a referral, a doctor’s order is not required.  To discuss a client, please call (801) 264-6000 and ask for the Assessment Office. For general questions please contact Nina R. Ferrell, MA, Assistant Director of Business Development at (801) 264-6011 or Kris Cottrell, Director of Business Development at (801) 710-4502.

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