Eastern State Hospital

  • 4601 Ironbound Road
  • Williamsburg



About Eastern State Hospital

The first to care... Founded in 1773, Eastern State Hospital in Williamsburg, Virginia, is the first public facility in the United States dedicated solely for the care and treatment of the mentally ill. Today, our newly constructed state-of-the-art campus is situated on 500 acres with two patient care buildings and a staff of over 900 caring for 302 adult patients. Eastern State Hospital is part of the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS) system, is accredited by the Joint Commission, and a federally designated as a Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA). Benefits of this designation include participation in the Virginia State Loan Repayment Program and the Conrad 30 J1 Waiver Program. For more information, please visit https://www.esh.dbhds.virginia.gov . EOE.

About Williamsburg, Virginia

Living in Williamsburg, Virginia, means living in the midst of history!  Located at the heart of the Historic Triangle, Williamsburg offers the  ease of small-town living that has a top-rated public school system and features plenty of entertainment and cultural options with attractions that include historic landmarks, museums, amusement parks, premier shopping, local breweries, wineries, and community events year-round. Best known for Colonial Williamsburg, the restored historic district and expansive living-history museum, it is also home to William & Mary, the nation’s second oldest university. For a quick big-city fix or change of scenery, Williamsburg is located midway between Richmond and Virginia Beach and approximately 150 miles south of Washington D.C.

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